The Gaylord Box Exchange – Gaylord Boxes

The Gaylord Box Exchange – Gaylord Boxes

Have you have heard the phrase Gaylord box before and wondered what it was? Don’t worry. You are not the only one. Gaylord box is a term that the shipping industry uses. Over the years it has evolved from simply being just one kind of box to now being a term that is used for a wide range of different box products.

Basically, a Gaylord box is a bulk-size of a corrugated box. Gaylord boxes are traditionally bulk or large size that allow you to ship products on a pallet or in one large container.

“Gaylord box” is a name that has evolved into a generic phrase that is used for any type of pallet-sized box for storage or bulk shipping. Gaylord is actually a trade name for this kind of box. Gaylord Container Company manufactured the first bulk bins in North America, which is where the name comes from. Just like Band-Aid is used for adhesive bandages and Kleenex for tissues, the name has stuck, and now corrugated boxes are called Gaylord boxes.

The Gaylord box today is synonymous with big corrugated boxes. You might have also heard these containers called tote boxes, skid boxes, bulk bins, pallet boxes, bulk boxes, or pallet containers. The Gaylord Box Exchange allows you to purchase used gaylord boxes at a great price.

Gaylord Benefits and Uses

Gaylord boxes provide a number of different benefits to consumers, retailers, and manufacturers. For one, they are heavy, strong boxes that are able to handle almost anything that is put inside them. It is inexpensive to manufacture these boxes and they are also an eco-friendly solution due to the fact that they are made out of corrugated material. 

Gaylord boxes are mostly used for moving, storage, and shipping, although they are used as well for display purposes. When you visit a local grocery store, you will most likely see bagged products or fresh produce displayed inside of Gaylord boxes.

The reason why Gaylord boxes are ideal to use for various purposes is due to their construction. Corrugated cardboard is used to make Gaylord boxes. Corrugated cardboard is a lightweight, strong, and stiff material comprised of three layers of Kraft brown paper. This kind of paper resists bursting, splitting, and tearing. Kraft paper during the production process is crimped and then glue to make corrugated cardboard. Then it is cut and folded for making boxes out of.  This results in boxes that are flexible, tear-resistant, and durable. An added benefit is that using corrugated cardboard is easy to replace and inexpensive. 

Kinds of Gaylord Boxes

With the term Gaylord box evolving into a generic term that is used for any type of pallet-sized box, today there are several different kinds of boxes that are available in a range of sizes.  There are Gaylord boxes made out of corrugated paper that is available in triple, double, and single-wall construction.

All of them fit on a pallet which makes them ideal to use for storage and shipping. The two main sizes that are used are E Containers and D Containers.

D Container

These are bulk cargo boxes that are Double Wall heavy-duty fiberboard containers that come with a lid. Their approximate weight capacity is 1,200 pounds and 58”x42”45” internal dimensions. To reduce shipping expenses, these boxes are disassembled into four parts and shipped flat. They are very easy to assemble and no staples or glue is required. The four parts simply need to be connected and then the boxes are ready to be used. 

D Container boxes also come on a pallet, which makes them even easier to ship and use. Heat-treated stamped pallets are 60” x 44” x 95” and weigh approximately 76 pounds. Up to 15 Gaylord boxes can fit on each pallet. 

E Container

These are bulk cargo boxes that are large cargo boxes measuring  41.25” x 28.25” x 24.25”.  275# heavy-duty bursting strength Double Wall cardboard/fiberboard is used to make these boxes.


Gaylord boxes are great items for moving, storage, and shipping. They are designed to be economical and durable, are highly versatile, and offer an ideal solution for both storage and shipping tasks.