A Lil' Different Approach to Packaging

At Lil, we constantly push the boundaries of ecommerce packaging manufacture

We’ve become recognised as the innovators in paperboard, unboxing alternatives and since then our products have replaced over 450 million plastic bags destined for either landfill, incineration or the oceans.
All our base material is from FSC resourses and none of our products use any plastic.
And better still, none of our products need to be sealed with packaging tape. Our packaging is the strongest there is, and we don’t compromise on anything we do including the material we specify for all our products. In fact we see ourselves as setting the standard by which all competing products are judged. So every product in our range has been time and motion studied to ensure that they provide an additional benefit of reduced labour time through larger capacity and ease of use, including our peel and seal closure strips.
As they say a Lil can go a long, long way and we never stop looking for new innovations which maintain us at the manufacturing forefront of unboxing experiences.

above: Fred & Barry Lil in the 1980's

above: Fred & Barry Lil in the 1980's

The Lil S.U.R.F Philisophy

Sustainability, unboxing experiences, reduced returns and faster fulfilment are the values on which our business is founded. These haven’t happened by chance, our team is constantly looking at what we do and how we do it to deliver best in class products – both now and in the future.

Sustainability First

We are the first packaging manufacturer to be certified Plastic Free in 2020. Our innovative strip & stick design eliminates the need for extra tape, our inks are plant-based and we source sustainable, FSC® certified materials only.

Unboxing Experiences

Establishing a fantastic first impression is more crucial than ever within the custom ecommerce packaging sector; a massive shift to direct to consumer and a UK boom in ecommerce that saw the 2030 objective met.

Reduced Returns & Shipping

We've designed a line of super-efficient post-box packaging that save money on postage while allowing packages to be easily slipped through a letterbox. Why not make it custom to your brand & make it your very own?

Faster, More Efficient Fulfilment

When compared to rival goods, our products take half the time to build and have double the capacity, resulting in a fifth of the labour expenses. All of our products are time-tested.

A Lil' History

1983: Lil Packaging was born under the leadership of Roger Lil.

The CD was invented
Back in 1983 when, when our company was born, digital technology was more of a buzzword than reality, and in our early days, we were known as the company that made packaging for Kodak’s photo papers. Fast forward a few years, and as digital technology emerged and traditional photography declined, we moved to producing large, manilla wallets suitable for posting calendars and high-quality brochures. Not the sexiest products, but as a business we’ve always strived to be one step ahead. And always with a commitment to excellence of product and service.

We innovate, so you can mail happy!

Here at Lil Packaging, pioneering innovation is in our blood. You might say we’re eco-packaging geeks. But we see ourselves as the guys who tick all your boxes. Here’s a Lil statement of what we do, and why:
“At Lil Packaging it is our mission to provide internet & mail-order businesses with a greatly improved, cost-efficient fulfilment operation so that they can ‘mail happy’." "We will achieve this by delivering uniquely engineered paper-based and sustainable solutions that reinvent their view of packaging, through the application of unmatched expertise in packaging design and world-class manufacturing.”

The Lil Difference

Sustainably sourced, always

Plastic free & biodegradable

Seriously fast to use

Researched sizes to fit your needs

Maximum protection, always

Consistent supply

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