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Our BDCM boxes (Bulk Distribution Carton Metric) are specially made for the clothing, retail, and catalogue trades. M range of traditional BDCM boxes is printed in blue with the relevant trade category details. This is a requirement of many large clothing retailers. The labeling areas provide space for clear identification and tracking information, aiding inventory management, and ensuring accurate distribution.

Ideal for shipping high volumes of goods

BDCM cardboard boxes are constructed from high quality, sturdy board, ensuring durability and protection for the enclosed products. They are available in standardised sizes, adhering to industry-specific metrics and guidelines. This standardization enables compatibility with automated handling systems, optimising efficiency in storage facilities and during transportation.

This type of box is frequently used for bulk shipping goods to retailers, wholesalers, and distribution centres, as well as for internal inventory management within large organisations.

Sustainable & eco-friendly boxes for bulk distribution

BDCM cardboard boxes are a sustainable form of packaging for distributing goods in large quantities. They offer durability, compatibility with automated systems and efficient space utilisation. All Macfarlane Packaging BDCM cardboard boxes are recyclable and contain up to 50% recycled content.

Quick facts about our BDCM cartons

  • 0201 FEFCO style box
  • Available in three standard BDCM sizes
  • Printed with key industry-specific requirements
  • Recyclable and contain recycled content

Our range of stock BDCM boxes

CodeReferenceSize L x W x H
Approx. Load Guide
Buy or Enquire
005150BDCM 1595 x 295 x 38810ENQUIRE NOW
002985BDCM 2393 x 293 x 39310ENQUIRE NOW
003193BDCM 3595 x 295 x 18810ENQUIRE NOW

Environmental Impact Rating

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material. Here is the EIR for our range of BDCM cartons.




20 pap

Recycled Content

50 min

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What is a BDCM box?

BDCM stands for Bulk Distribution Carton Metric. These boxes are specialized containers used for packaging and transporting goods in various industries, especially the garments, retail, and catalogue trades. They typically come printed with relevant trade category details.

What size is a BDCM box?

Macfarlane Packaging offer BDCM boxes in the following sizes:

  • BDCM 1 595 x 295 x 388
  • BDCM 2 393 x 293 x 393
  • BDCM 3 595 x 295 x 188
What is BDCM1?

BDCM 1 is a type of single walled box typically used by the retail and fashion industry. It usually comes with the relevant trade category details printed in blue.

Custom BDCM Boxes

At Macfarlane Packaging, we can help you with customising any sort of cardboard boxes. This includes custom BDCM cartons.

We can also support you with printed packing tape, void fill and other bespoke packaging requirements. Ask us for more information.

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BDCM boxes wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have BDCM cardboard boxes delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have BDCM boxes from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.