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.

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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Internet Retailing Expo 2016 – See you there!

Lil News

We’re exhibiting at IRX2016!

Lil Packaging will be exhibiting at the Internet Retailing Expo 2016 on the 27th & 28th of April, on stand E33. One of our premier events of the year, we have attended IRX several times before and always found it a highly professional, engaging, and lucrative event. Here’s the brief from their website:

  • Internet

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How to be packaging and mailing CDs or DVD’s safely.

Shipping Mad

Old wives tales, urban myths, some conspiracy theories, and guides to packaging and mailing CDs and DVD’s safely, share a large element of fantastical thinking.  With most packaging or mailing guides for CD’s and DVD’s, people have helpfully shared their experiences of making the process a whole lot less painful for THEM.  The problem is, that often many pieces of …

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Shipping vinyl records, and why you’re probably doing it wrong.

Shipping Mad

Want to know how to ship vinyl records safely, securely and still give your customer the best unboxing experience?

Shipping vinyl records through the mail sounds like a harrowing experience.  With more and more delivery drivers seemingly preoccupied with maximising their ‘kicking distance’ record for parcels, and increasing pressure on parcel companies to increase how many parcels they pile in …

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Our new Lil Packaging website…

Lil News

Greetings Lil customers, fans, partners and… ummm… everyone else!

By now you’ve probably noticed that we have a new packaging website.  It’s built quite differently, and hopefully, you’ll have noticed a marked improvement from the previous version.

Like all new websites however, we know there will be some teething problems, snags to fix, and general improvements that we can make. …

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