Essential Guide to B2B Shipment Packaging Dimensions and Measurements

Efficient shipping is a critical component of successful business-to-business (B2B) operations. Whether you’re a manufacturer sending goods to a distributor or a supplier shipping products to a retail store, understanding the importance of proper packaging dimensions and measurements is vital.

In this article, we will explore B2B shipping, highlight the differences between B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) shipping, and delve into the essential aspects of packaging dimensions and measurements in the B2B world.

Defining B2B Shipping

B2B shipping refers to transporting goods from one business to another, serving as a vital link in the supply chain between manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and other commercial entities. It encompasses a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and technology.

Unlike business-to-consumer (B2C) shipping, which involves delivering products directly to individual consumers, B2B shipping focuses on fulfilling large-scale orders, meeting bulk requirements, and maintaining a seamless flow of goods between businesses.


The Differences Between B2B and B2C Shipping

While both B2B and B2C follow similar steps of fulfilment processes, the methods in each stage vary, especially when it comes to shipping methods, costs and speed. ShipBob has compiled a list of key differentiators between B2B and B2C shipping which we have reproduced here:

A. Order and unit volume

B2B orders are typically much larger in quantity and lower in order volume. B2C orders usually have fewer items but are delivered directly to different residential locations. B2B is usually sent to a single location or warehouse location.

B. Shipping methods

Because they tend to be larger and bulkier, the shipping and logistics of B2B fulfilment are far more complex. B2B orders are primarily shipped via freight and palletized because of the number of items involved compared to most B2C orders. However, if the B2B order is small enough and can be packed in boxes, it is possible to ship B2B orders via parcel.

C. Regulations

Depending on the industry, there are regulations for shipping products B2B. This includes hazardous materials, heavy items, international shipping, and more.

D. Cost

Since B2B fulfilment deals with larger shipments, orders are much more expensive and valuable and often require more labour and handling equipment (e.g., loading and unloading pallets).

E. Fulfilment speed

B2B fulfilment is often more time-sensitive, and it can be a challenge to get B2B orders out on time if strict regulations are not followed.


Packaging Dimensions and Measurements for B2B Shipping

We ensure our network partners can send your parcel in a timely manner to meet your SLAs while being cost-effective. When shipping B2B with Luwjistik, ensure you meet the following guidelines:

  • Each package box/piece should be below 30kg. You are, however, allowed multiple units of 30kg packages. Should your item unit weigh above 30kg, you may face additional charges.
  • We do not recommend using gunny bags when bagging your goods. However, we recommend using pallets for package boxes/pieces weighing up to 30kg.
  • We generally do not impose any dimension requirements for package boxes/pieces. If you are unsure of the rates for different package box/piece dimensions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at
  • Ensure your packaging is safe and secure. You can check out our packaging guidelines here for further information.

How Luwjistik Helps

Efficiency in B2B shipping hinges on the meticulous packaging of your goods, tailored to precise dimensions. That’s where Luwjistik, a cutting-edge logistics platform, provides invaluable assistance. Designed to streamline operations and establish seamless connections with a network of logistics service providers, Luwjistik simplifies B2B shipping processes in the following ways:

  • Unified API: Luwjistik offers a unified application programming interface, facilitating seamless integration and data exchange with various logistics partners, making your B2B shipping operations smoother.
  • Transparent Pricing: With Luwjistik, you gain access to clear and competitive pricing structures, ensuring you have a firm grasp on your shipping costs promoting cost-effective B2B shipping.
  • Customisable Solutions: Luwjistik recognises that every B2B shipping scenario is unique. Therefore, it provides customisable solutions tailored to your needs, ensuring your shipments are handled efficiently.

To embark on a transformative journey and explore these strategic logistics approaches, visit our website at or contact our representative at today.