The Most Popular Printed Box Sizes Which You Need to Keep in Your Inventory


Paperboard boxes are very popular for packaging and branding of products. From small FMCG products to Smartphones, every product is nowadays packed in printed boxes. There are a lot of brands which use their own custom printed boxes for their products, but there are others who use generic boxes. Small brands use standard sized boxes, print or stick their brand logo and product details on them and pack their products. This saves them from great upfront investment and reduces the cost per box on the initial stages of the business as well.

Here are some popular sizes which small businesses seek for packaging their products.

12-1/4” X 9-1/4” X 2” and 12-1/4” X 9-1/4” X 4” 

These are most popular box sizes for shipping clothing, accessories and other regularly shipped subscription items.

11” x 12” x 2”

These are standard boxes used to ship premium ranges of T-Shirts, Trousers, Boxers etc. These are made of high-quality materials as these boxes are needed only for premium product ranges. Cheaper products do not use these packaging materials. Make sure your stock has that premium feel when you keep a stock of these boxes.

10” x 8-1/2” x 4”

These are large boxes often used for multiproduct packaging or for large products. These packs have ample space to house a good number of small products like bottles etc. Keep these boxes in great quantities as these are in high demand owing to e-commerce.

9-1/2” X 6-1/2” x 4-1/2”

These small boxes are in great demand as they are perfect for small gift items and kid’s items like toys. Growing demand of handmade items has further increased the demand of these boxes.

9” X 6-1/2” X 2-3/4”

This box is even smaller and is widely used for cosmetics and other small gift items as well. These boxes are also in demand but not as popular as the above size. However, some cosmetics and other brands specifically need these boxes for better fit of their products.

8-1/2” X 9” X 4”

This is the favorite size for candle sellers as well as gift item and handmade item manufacturers as the small box perfectly fits their products of small dimension. This is a popular size in the market.

5” X 4” X 3” and 6” X 6” X 2”

These are standard sizes for cosmetics, small gifts, pharmacy and other products which are small in dimension. The boxes are in high demand and are mostly needed in small quantities.

These are popular packaging box sizes which you can keep in your inventory. Make sure to start with small quantities of all these options and grow your inventory with demand. Manufacturers in one region have very different demands from other region.