Cardboard Shipping Boxes

Do you happen to have hazardous material that you need to send across the country, but don’t want to have to drive it there? Not only would that be a lengthy drive, it would probably be less than comfortable travelling with the fumes of noxious chemicals swirling around. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world (ah, you sweet, sweet innocents), there are cardboard shipping boxes specifically designed to ship that ‘haz-mat’. True to the theme, they are called hazardous shipping containers. They come in four different sizes, and as an added measure of protection they come with “this side up” arrows printed on two sides.

Cardboard Shipping BoxesWouldn’t want people just tossing these babies around, now would we? Which is exactly what people do when there aren’t instructions printed largely, and clearly, on the item. Not that I blame them. It would be rather tiresome, if not impossible, to handle each and every package as if it carried…well, hazardous material. I could try to explain how the hazardous shipping containers are different from your standard cardboard shipping boxes, but I don’t think that I can.

I do know that they come with some sort of enforced well in the middle of the box, which makes sense because it wouldn’t just be a regular box or that would defeat the purpose. However, the actual description involves a lot of numbers and terminology that I wouldn’t even know how to correctly annotate, and so instead I will direct you to and you can read all about it for yourself.

Even if you didn’t want something to ship hazardous material in, there is a broad variety of cardboard shipping boxes at For instance, there is more than just one style of mailing box. The white corrugated boxes can be standard or they can be protective. You can load them from the top, or you can load them from the end. The majority of them are the most convenient kind ever: they don’t need tape at all! You simply fold and tuck. The one corrugated side of the cardboard offers that added protection and security. The white outside is convenient for labelling. Isn’t it the worst when the address just blends in with all sorts of other writing printed on the box?

Also, it would be cute to have your kids draw on the outside with markers, kind of like a custom-design. Come to think of it, I’ll probably have mine do that. The point is, though, that whether you need something specialty, or something just standard, has about any kind of cardboard shipping boxes you could show an interest in.