Packaging and ecommerce advice for business growth

With the thousands of packaging solutions we provide, you’re never stuck for options at Lil Packaging. To help you find out what you need, how best to use it, or if you’re thinking of shipping to a different country, we’ve developed a collection of business-led articles designed to keep you in the know.

In our blog, you’ll find everything you need to know, and more, about branding, e-commerce, and packaging for your business. Yes, that’s right, packaging can help grow your business. Don’t believe us? Check out the content below. For more information on our packaging solutions, pop across to our range here.

iSP6 Breezebox: With luxury tissue paper and ribbon handle

Lil News

Luxury e-commerce packaging has arrived in the form of our new iSP6 Breezebox, the ingenious ecom box which features cleverly integrated tissue paper and a ribbon handle. Perfect for designer brands, fashion items & accessories such as clothing & handbags, boutique gifts, perfume & beauty products and electronics/technology. Everything including our magic “Breezepaper” tissue can be custom printed.

  • Breezepaper? Yes,
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Shipping boxed toys? Twistwrap: The cost effective alternative to voidfill!

Are you looking for cost effective packaging? You are probably like countless other retailers that are unsure of the options available when shipping boxed toys, while spending huge amounts per year in ‘over packaging’.

In the article “How to ship boxed toys”, they suggest collecting tape, bubble wrap, boxes and scissors. Although they quite rightly suggest …

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Summer Clothes Packaging: It’s only clothing, polythene mailbags will do right?

It’s that time of year again! The sunshine is beginning to put in an appearance, the layers are coming off…but wait…your customers need to update their wardrobe! They quickly turn to your online fashion store and begin purchasing their summer wears. You package their order up into polythene mailbags (your standard choice of clothes packaging) and off it goes!…

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E-books vs printed books: Why you should always judge a book by its book wrap…

Have you ever considered the reasoning behind why your customer might purchase a printed book or an e-book?

Purchasing an e-book over a printed book has many advantages, as discussed in ‘Success Consciousness’:

  • Speed of delivery (you literally don’t need to leave the house)
  • You do not require storage for your growing collection.
  • You can buy them at
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Comic Book Packaging: How to get it right and how to get it wrong…

Suggestions online of how to package comics and graphic novels commonly involve one, or in some cases all of the methods below:

  • “Bagging and Boarding”. A method used to initially protect the raw comic book and further store it once it has been read.
  • Measuring and cutting cardboard to create makeshift comic book mailers
  • Stuffing with newspaper
  • Bubble mailers
  • Oodles
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Mainline Flatpacks Ltd renamed Lil Packaging Ltd

Lil News

Founded by Roger Lill in 1983, Mainline Flatpacks Ltd has been a well regarded feature of the Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire manufacturing community. As of the 1st of April 2016 however, the company will be celebrating its rebrand and official name change to Lil Packaging Ltd, now operated by Roger’s sons Barry Lill and Fred Lill.

As a family-owned and …

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Vape: A market destined for mail-order shipping…


When ECigs (electronic cigarettes) and the ‘Vape’ phenomenon (vapour inhalation technology) appeared some years ago, smoking was in a steady decline.  The tobacco corporations were suffering, and smoking was becoming a ‘pariah’ activity in most social circles.  Ecigs and Vaping changed all of that.  With explosive growth to around £6bn globally at the end of 2015, the industry has taken …

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