What Ecobox offers
We offer cardboard moving boxes in a wide range of sizes and are constantly expanding our range of products.
Currently, our smallest boxes measure 300 mm x 230 mm x 300 mm – these are suitable for heavier items.
Our largest cardboard boxes measure 500 mm x 400 mm x 780 mm, and are ideal for packing lighter items such as bedding, linen, clothes or soft toys.
The walls of a single-wall cardboard box consist of a corrugated sheet of cardboard, sandwiched between straight sheets of cardboard on either side. The corrugated cardboard is shaped into a series of S-shaped, parallel ridges, to add strength and rigidity to the box.
A double-wall cardboard box has two (instead of just one) melded layers, with two corrugated sheets sandwiched between straight sheets.
Single-wall cardboard boxes are a bit cheaper than double-wall boxes. They’re ideal for reasonably light items.
Double-wall boxes are stronger. They’re a good choice for transporting medium- to heavier-weight items.
This depends on your needs. Some of our customers use a combination.
Ecoboxes are an eco-friendly option and, because they’re made of sturdy plastic, help protect items from damage during moves. They’re also easy to stack and transport. They’re available for rent only.
Our cardboard boxes are an inexpensive option if you want to buy moving boxes online – for example, if you’re not sure when you’ll be ready to unpack your items or want to store items longer term.
Moving kits make life simpler by including all the packing boxes and moving supplies you’re likely to need, given the size of your home or office move.
You can choose to buy:
- a home moving kit for one, two, three or four bedrooms
- an office moving kit for a small, medium or large office.
Each moving kit includes the number of Ecoboxes or cardboard boxes you’re likely to need, given the size of your move, plus packing and labelling materials.
Yes. If customers rent Ecoboxes and buy cardboard boxes at the same time, we’re happy to fetch the used cardboard boxes when we collect the Ecoboxes. We’ll then ensure that the cardboard is properly recycled.
We offer rental of Ecoboxes by the day, at standard pricing. It’s up to you to choose how many days you need the Ecoboxes.
Ecoboxes are sturdy, sealable plastic moving boxes that
- stack uniformly to optimise moving truck and storage space
- nest neatly when empty
- protect even fragile or heavy contents
- won’t buckle, break or be damaged by water
- are environmentally friendly.
Each Ecobox we rent is thoroughly cleaned after each use and then reused, potentially hundreds of times – and it’s fully recyclable. This makes it an eco-friendly packing choice.
For longer rental requirements, please contact us so we can discuss a special arrangement.
Yes. This is a standard part of our service. We collect Ecoboxes you’ve rented from any location you specify, on a date that suits you – up to two weeks from the time the boxes were delivered.
When you place an order for Ecoboxes, our system will ask you to specify a collection date and time (either morning or afternoon) and a collection address.
The cost of collection is covered by the flat fee of R200 you pay when placing an order. This fee also covers delivery of your order.
Packing materials & trolleys
We offer a comprehensive range of packing supplies online, from packing tape and bubble wrap to protective mattress covers, pallet wrap, plastic furniture covers and furniture blankets, for protecting furniture during moves.
Deliveries & payment
We offer free delivery on all orders of R1500 or more.
For orders below this value, we charge a standard R200 fee, regardless of order volume. In the case of Ecobox rental, this fee covers both delivery and collection of the boxes.
We deliver (and collect) within 24 hours – or 48 hours if an order is received after 4 p.m. Orders placed after 4 p.m. on Friday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.
We accept payment by credit card, debit card or debit order. Our online ordering system will guide you through the payment process.
Online payments to Ecobox are handled by PayFast – a secure, third-party payment gateway that’s widely used and trusted in South Africa.
No, not via our online ordering system. We deliver boxes and, in the case of Ecoboxes, collect them once you’ve moved.
However, you can pop into any one of our retail stores and buy your packing boxes and supplies there, instead of using our online ordering system.