ULINEBox Guide

Use this guide to determine which box is right for you.


Cheaper boxes may not survive the hazards of shipping and handling. Uline refuses to sacrifice the quality of our boxes. Uline's 200 lb. test boxes help protect your products. Uline Boxes
200 lb. Test

Uline 200 lb. test boxes ensure greater bursting strength than 32 ECT boxes. Greater bursting strength means fewer crushed and damaged boxes during shipping.

Box Types
TELESCOPIC BOXES LONG BOXES TALL BOXES
32 ETC TEST BOXES 200 LB. TEST 275 LB. TEST BOXES MULTI-DEPTH BOXES 275 LB. TEST DOUBLE WALL BOXES
32 ECT 200 lb. Test 275 lb. Test Multi-Depth 275 lb. Test Double Wall Telescopic Long Tall
For lightweight shipments. For everyday shipping purposes. 38% stronger than 200 lb. test boxes. Cut down to the size you need. When extra stacking strength is necessary. Adjustable 2-piece design. Long flaps make it easy to load. Short flaps make it easy to close.

Which Box Should I Use?
Box Certificate
  • 32 ECT
  • 200 LB.
  • 275 LB.
  • 275 LB.
  • 350 LB.
UPS MAXIMUM WEIGHT
0 LBS. 20 LBS. 40 LBS. 60 LBS. 80 LBS. 100 LBS.
UPS Maximum Weight Guidelines

Measure A Box
  1. Listed dimensions are always inside dimensions.
  2. The first dimensing is length.
    Length is always the longest side of the box that has a flap.
  3. The next dimension is width.
    The width side also has a flap, but is always the side shorter than the length.
  4. Height is the only dimension without a flap.
    The height measurements does not include flaps.
NOTE: Acceptable manufacturing variance is +/- 1/8".
Cubic Inches:
L" x W" x H"

Cubic Feet:
L" x W" x H"

Cubic Feet (from inches):
(L" x W" x H")/1,728

Standard Box Long Box Tall Box
Standard Box
MODEL
NO.
L x W x H
S-4235 16 x 12 x 8"
Long Box
MODEL
NO.
L x W x H
S-4116 12 x 4 x 4"
Tall Box
MODEL
NO.
L x W x H
S-4481 4 x 4 x 12"

What is the difference between 200# test boxes and 32 ECT boxes?
UPS Strength Guidelines

Uline and UPS recommend 200# test boxes, which provide more strength and protection than 32 ECT boxes - a light weight alternative.

  • 200# test refers to bursting strength, 32 ECT refers to stacking strength. Boxes that meet 200# test will also exceed 32 ECT stacking stregth.
  • 200# test boxes require a heavier paper grade and have a bursting strength of up to 60% greater than 32 ECT boxes.
  • 200# test boxes perform more consistantly.

Look at the box certificate stamp to identify your box

UPS Strength GuidelinesUPS Strength Guidelines

Helpful Hints

To ship via UPS or FedEX, surround each item by 2" of packing material and place each item 2" away from the walls of the box.

To ship via USPS, surround each item with packing materials until items are no longer moving around in the box.

Cushioning/Void Fill
  • Bubble
  • Foam
  • Paper (Kraft/Newspaper)
  • Peanuts
  • Vermiculite
  • Instapak Quick
  • Corrugated Wrap
  • Cellulose

 
Select a conversion tool to use:
Mailers/Boxes
•   Mailer Size - Input item dimensions to determine the correct mailer dimensions.
•   Master Packing Box - Find a box that holds a number of smaller boxes of the same size.

Bags/Polytubing
•   Poly Tubing Width - Input item diameter to determine the correct poly tubing width.
•   Flat Bag for 3D Items - Input item dimensions to determine correct flat bag size.
•   Box Liner - Input Box dimensions to determine correct bag/liner size.
•   Bag Size for Round Items - Input round item dimensions to determine correct bag size.
•   Gusseted Bag size for 3D Items -   Input item dimensions to determine correct gusseted bag size.

Measurements
•   Length - Convert length between different units of measure.
•   Thickness - Convert thickness between different units of measure.


Flat Bag For 3D Items
 
Length of Item:
in.
Width of Item:
in.
Height of Item:
in.
Box Liner
Length of Box:
 in.
Width of Box:
 in.
Height of Box:
 in.
Bag Size for Round Items
 
Diameter of Item:
 in.
Height of Item:
 in.
Gusseted Bag for 3D Items
 
Length of Item:
in.
Width of Item:
in.
Height of Item:
in.
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