How To Measure Boxes

How To Measure Boxes

How to measure boxes to ensure you’re sending your items in the right size boxes and not waste packaging materials. At Callancote we always express the internal dimensions of our products to enable you to accurately calculate whether your item(s) will fit.

Box dimensions are displayed as: Length x Breadth x Height.

Dimensions are usually expressed in millimetres (mm) to allow for optimum accuracy.

If you think in centimetres (cm) just divide the mm value by 10 to get cm.

If you prefer to work in inches, click the ‘View’ button on your selected product(s) and we have included our product dimensions in inches. Or, you can use our Conversion Tool.

Here’s how to measure boxes before ordering

Measuring A Box

There are 3 measurements to any box:

  • Length – Looking at the base of a box, we define the length from the longest side.
  • Breadth (Width) – Looking at the base of a box, we define the breadth from the shortest side.
  • Height (Depth) – At the side of the box, measuring from the base to the top, will determine the height. measure boxes

What Size Box I Need For My Item(s)?

Get a tape measure, as its easier and more accurate then a ruler and decide which unit of measure you want to work in. We recommend mm or cm.

If you’re putting several items in one box, that sit together well (e.g are boxed shaped), the easiest way is to arrange them as you’d like to box them. Simply measure the length, breadth and height of your items together. This will give you your minimum box dimensions for accommodating your products, in the arrangement as measured. So don’t forget which way round you stacked your items when measuring!

Alternatively, for greater accuracy, measure the length, breadth and height of each of the items you want to put in the same box. Add together all of the length, breadth and height measurements you have to determine the minimum size box you need. Also, you need to make a note for every item, which “side” you called the length, breadth and height, otherwise you’ll struggle to pack your items in your box as measured for!

Last Measuring Tip

Don’t forget to allow room in your box for any cushioning materials such as bubble wrap. Contact us if you have any question

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