How To Measure a Box

Measuring a box, seems pretty simple right? For the most part it is, but there are many different variations and details to pay attention to hence the reason why most people get it wrong. In this blog we are going to right the wrong and teach you how to measure a box or how to figure out what size box is needed for your specific product or item. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Wait before we go any further, please stay away from the flaps. Do not measure the flaps, let’s keep the wings out.

To measure a box first you will need a measuring tape or a ruler and always measure in inches. A box is measured by LWH (length, width, height) on the inside dimensions.

First up is the length, it is always the longest measurement, second is the width which is always shorter than the length.

Last but not least is the height, the height is only part of a box with no flaps.

It’s really that simple! The same concept will apply to the item being placed inside the box, measure the length, width and height with special consideration to how fragile the item is. Remember, the more fragile the item, the more cushioning it will need whether it be bubble wrap, foam, wrapping paper, packing peanuts or special inserts – a box only does its job when the item inside arrives intact so keep that in mind with your final dimensions.

Once completed call (416-535-7234) or email ( Colt paper. We carry a wide variety of stock boxes or we will be happy to create a custom box for your specific needs.