China Packaging: Boxes

Box Packaging

Whether you need ecommerce packaging or boxes for general business use, finding excellent boxes at reasonable prices is always needed. Kanary can source any box you need, even specialty or prototype designs. Our experts take the headache out of making large volume orders, leaving you with the products you need at the prices you want. 

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Kanary can source any kind of box packaging you need. If you don't see your product on this list, you may need a specific kind of supplier, or a factory that can engineer prototypes for novel products. Kanary can connect you with any kind of supplier you need, including prototype suppliers!

Custom Boxes
Boxes of any material and in any design. Kanary connects you with a supplier that can engineer prototypes and develop custom boxes for exactly what you need.
Tin Boxes
Tin boxes for candies, processed food products, and more. Can be certified food-grade as needed, and available in custom shapes and sizes.
Retail Food Boxes
Retail food boxes for cereals, frozen foods, and more. Can be sourced in any shape and can have appropriate graphic designs and other branding applied.
Jewelry Boxes
Jewelry boxes for a variety of different products, including rings, earrings, necklaces, and more. Boxes can be made from a variety of materials and branded to preference.
Shoe Boxes
Shoe boxes of a variety of materials, including paperboard, plastic, corrugated cardboard, and preferred fabrics. Prototype shoe box development also available.
Wooden Boxes
Wooden boxes of any size, design, and specific wood type. Can be customized to preference and can be branded as needed.
Triple Wall Boxes
Wine shipper boxes available in single and double capacity, as well as six to 12 bottle capacity. Can be customized as needed and can be branded with graphic designs.
Triple Wall Boxes
Heavy-duty triple-wall boxes available for bulk order. Can be sourced in any size and available in eco-friendly materials.
Storage File Boxes
Storage file boxes of any material, including cardboard, plastic, and more. Available in any size and can be customized per request.
Side Loader Boxes
Side-loader boxes with multiple sizes and shapes available. Can be sourced with preferred materials and can be branded as needed.
Rigid Boxes
Rigid boxes of multiple sizes and shapes, ideal for fragile products or high-end brands. Available in any color and any graphic design requested.
Regular Slotted Container Box
Regular slotted container boxes of any size available for bulk order. Can be customized per request.
Plastic Boxes
Plastic boxes available in any size, ideal for shipping or storing fragile items. Can be customized on request and can be branded with preferred graphic designs.
Paperboard Boxes
Paperboard boxes available for bulk orders in any size. Can be customized to fit specific needs.
One Piece Folder Box
One-piece folder boxes available in cardboard or corrugated styles. Available in requested sizes and materials and can be customized as needed.
Multi-Depth Boxes
Multi-depth boxes for industrial or commercial use. Available in multiple designs, distances between perforations, and any other customization required.
Magnetic Boxes
Boxes with magnetic clasps available in multiple materials, designs, and sizes. Prototype designs can be sourced and custom graphic design services available upon request.
Hazmat Boxes
Hazmat boxes in any size and can be manufactured to meet certain hazard class requirements. Required certifications for domestic use are determined before production begins.
Half-Slotted Container Box
Heavy-duty half-slotted container boxes available in multiple sizes. Custom materials or designs available upon request.
Five Panel Folder Box
Five panel folder boxes for shipping heavy or long objects. Can be made in any size and can be sourced sustainably.
Custom Cardboard Boxes
Custom cardboard boxes for any business purpose, including retail sale, or simple storage. Graphic design services available upon request.
Corrugated Boxes
Corrugated boxes of any size available. Can be sourced in any number of designs or functions, including prototype designs.
Bulk Cargo Boxes
Large, heavy-duty boxes of any material available in large, bulk orders. Specific sizes or designs available upon request.
Aluminum Boxes
Aluminum boxes and tins for premium packaging of food products and other goods. Available in any size, color, and custom graphics can be used for branding.

Sourcing Box Packaging: Step-by-Step


Identify All Boxing and Packaging Needs

Before we begin to search for a box supplier, Kanary makes sure that we have a full understanding of client needs. This includes confirming whether graphic design services are needed, as well as any other packaging need that may be required (like bags). After Kanary has a firm grasp of what's needed, a search for a supplier begins.


Box Packaging Supplier Search

Kanary's supplier search starts with around 30-50 factories, which our experts narrow down based on how well they fit your business. We consider lead times, pricing, communication skills, factory capacity, and general engineering skills that may be required to make boxes. After we narrow down the candidates to 3-5 choices, Kanary starts the sampling and vetting process.



Kanary requests samples of box packaging from factories, and we handle delivery scheduling on your behalf. Our experts help facilitate communication between you and the factory should modifications need to be made, and we consult with you to help you examine samples and determine if additional samples are needed, or if you should just pass on a particular candidate.


Supplier Vetting and Final Selection

For factories that provide adequate samples, Kanary conducts a thorough factory vetting process, making sure that the quality of mass production will meet your expectations, and that any given supplier is trustworthy. Finally, as the final step, Kanary consults with your business to choose the factory that is the best match for your needs.


Mass Production

When mass production begins, Kanary monitors production on-site. Our experts ensure that quality control protocols are followed, and we remain available to respond to problems quickly if and when they arise. Kanary makes sure that your completed boxes are stored correctly while production completes. Then, it's time to prepare your products for sea freight shipping.


Sea Freight Shipping, Clearing Customs, and Final Delivery

Kanary books your container, schedules sea freight shipping, and monitors your delivery during transit. Our experts also make sure that all required customs paperwork is in order, and we can offer general guidance on how to navigate delays in customs if they arise. Once customs is cleared, Kanary schedules domestic shipment to your order's final destination.

Kanary: Box Packaging Sourcing Specialists

If you want to source high-quality box packaging that is a perfect fit for your needs, we encourage you to contact Kanary. You can fill out our webform, and our experts will quickly get in touch and get to work creating a supply chain just for you.

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Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Box Packaging FAQs

What should I look for in a corrugated box supplier in China?

There's several qualities you should look for in a corrugated box supplier in China (as well as any supplier for any product you may consider sourcing from China):

  • Strong communication skills: Communication skills are crucial when choosing a China factory partner. You each need to understand expectations clearly during negotiations, your supplier needs to understand your specific requests and adjustments to products, and you need to understand when there's a production issue and what is needed to resolve it.
  • Experience: You want to make sure your potential factory has meaningful experience in creating the kinds of corrugated boxes you need. A new factory may struggle with quality control, following specific order instructions, or even giving accurate lead times. 
  • Willingness to send samples: You absolutely should be getting samples from corrugated box suppliers when you first order from a factory. If a supplier is hesitant or unwilling to send samples, this should be a red flag to avoid them. 
  • Transparent pricing: Trustworthy suppliers are upfront about pricing. If you make a deposit or sign an agreement the price of services suddenly changes, that's a huge red flag that should discourage you from further business with that factory.
  • Lead times: You could have found the perfect factory, but if their lead times don't align with your business needs, it won't be a good fit. 

If you need help finding a corrugated box factory in China, Kanary would love to offer our sourcing specialist services to you. 

How do I find a plastic box supplier in China?

Finding a plastic box supplier in China has a few key steps any business should follow. If you feel that you don't have the expertise, resource, or either to perform these steps, you should consider partnering with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary:

  1. Start with a large candidate pool of factories. Potential factories can be found on sites like Alibaba, simple Google searches, trade shows, and other avenues. 
  2. Next, begin to narrow your candidate pool based on factors like:
    • Pricing
    • Lead times
    • Communication skills
    • Production capacity
  3. When your candidate pool is narrowed to 3-5 choices, you should begin a more intensive supplier vetting process, which should include:
    • In-person factory inspections (and if in-person isn't possible, request photos and videos).
    • Sampling
    • Explanation of quality control measures in place
  4. Finally, after the thorough vetting, you'll choose the supplier that's the best fit for your business needs.

How can Kanary help me source custom cardboard boxes?

Kanary helps businesses source custom cardboard boxes by connecting them with suppliers that have the engineering capacity to do so. Your customizations may be as simple as color choices or applying graphic designs, or it may be as intense as creating a prototype cardboard box for a niche product.

Can Kanary help me source other packaging materials in addition to boxes?

Yes! We pride ourselves in being able to source any legal material from China, which includes additional packing materials that would be commonly used in boxes.

Can I trust a hazmat box supplier in China?

Yes! Reputable factories exist in China for products that require testing and certification, like hazmat boxes. However, not all factories are reputable, and it's possible to connect with a China factory that isn't capable of creating the kind of hazmat boxes you need. 

Finding the right factory is key, and if you aren't sure you're equipped to vet suppliers appropriately, you should consider partnering with a sourcing specialist that can act on your behalf, like Kanary.

Is it worth it to source box packaging from China?

Whether or not it's worth to source box packaging from China depends on your specific business needs. In general, you should consider the following to see if sourcing box packaging from China is worth the time, energy, and resources: 

  • Do you need a large volume of products? It's not worth it to order box packaging from China if you don't need a large volume of units. Most factories will have minimum order quantities (MOQs) with high minimums, but your pricing will still be better the more units you order at a time. 
  • What are your domestic supplier options? If there is a domestic supplier for box packaging that is nearby and offers equitable pricing, it may not be worth the time or effort to find a China supplier.
  • How experienced are you in sourcing from China? There are significant logistical hurdles aside from finding a supplier you can trust when you order from China. You need to consider sea freight shipping requirements and successfully clearing customs.

Where can I buy luxury rigid boxes?

Luxury rigid boxes can be sourced from China, which is what many ecommerce businesses opt to do. There's a lot of benefits from sourcing packaging from China in general, and especially specialty items like luxury rigid boxes, like:

  • A broader range of high-quality manufacturers from which to choose
  • Less expensive product pricing
  • Easier ability to find a factory that can customize boxes or create prototype designs

The biggest hurdle in partnering with a China factory is finding a trustworthy, high-quality option. If you aren't sure you have the expertise to determine which factories are worth partnering with, consider receiving services from a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, to make it a much easier task.

The particular style of box packaging I need isn't on this page. Can Kanary help me source it from China?

Yes. We can help businesses source any box packaging from China, even if it doesn't appear on this page. Contact us, let us know what specific box packaging you're looking for, and Kanary will handle the rest.

Where can I find jewelry boxes for my business?

If you're looking to buy wholesale jewelry boxes for your business, or you want to make a large volume order directly from a factory, then China is a great place to start. The manufacturing industry in China is robust, and you'll find there are multiple options of excellent suppliers. 

However, you'll need to take your time to ensure that you properly vet suppliers and that they are worthy of your business. Hasty decision making can land you with a supplier that's hard to work with, isn't capable of making your product the way you want.

Are aluminum storage boxes from China high-quality?

Yes, as long as you find a trustworthy supplier. There are many high-quality factories in China, but there are also many options that won't be a good fit for your business. A sourcing specialist, like Kanary, can help connect you with a factory that will create a product to your specifications and at a high-quality, all while avoiding the headache of trying to sift through supplier options.

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