DHL Express | Parcel Sizes & Price Guide

Quality packaging can keep the product safe during shipment.
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June 22, 2023
Quality packaging can keep the product safe during shipment between the manufacturing facility and the retailer. 

When shipping an order, you need to select a package that matches the type you want to use. Most carriers charge by size and weight, so be sure to use a small package.

In order for you can choose the right DHL packaging box size, today, we will discuss the various existing DHL packaging boxes and list their differentiations, such as their size, weight, and price, so that your customer orders are well packed and arrive in the best possible shape.

You can always open a free account to get products to international customers for less with DHL Express shipping through ShipSaving. 

Select your parcel size

Below are the commonly used DHL parcel sizes and their maximum weight:

Box 3

Dimensions: 33 x 33 x 10 cm

Maximum weight: 2 kg

Box 4

Dimensions: 33 x 32 x 18 cm

Maximum weight: 5 kg

Box 5

Dimensions: 33 x 32 x 34 cm

Maximum weight: 10 kg

Box 6

Dimensions: 41 x 35 x 36 cm

Maximum weight: 15 kg

Box 7

Dimensions: 48 x 40 x 38 cm

Maximum weight: 20 kg

Box 8

Dimensions: 54 x 44 x 4 cm

Maximum weight: 25 kg

Box 2 Shoe

Dimensions: 33 x 18 x 10 cm

Maximum weight: 1 kg

Tube Large

Dimensions: 97 x 17 x 15 cm

Maximum weight: 5 kg


Dimensions: 35 x 27 x 1 cm

Maximum weight: 0.5 kg

Flyer Standard

Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm

Maximum weight: 2 kg

Flyer Large

Dimensions: 47 x 38 cm

Maximum weight: 4 kg

Which box will suit your eCommerce product


  • Consider the strength and durability of the packaging box
  • An appropriate box should be able to securely hold the weight of the content being shipped

Size and Shape

  • Items should not touch the outer wall of the box
  • Odd-shaped or rounded packaging may need extra attention

Form of Contents

  • Special packaging materials and packing techniques are required for shipping liquids and powders

Value of Contents

  • Extra cushioning and protection may be required for high-value goods


  • Extra cushioning and protection are required for fragile items
  • Apply special handling label

Final Use

  • Does the box need to be retail ready? Do you want to avoid any markings on the box?

You will love it as much as they do

Once you are spoiled by DHL Express, it’s difficult to go back and give up all the convenience. Not only does it bring you loyal returning customers, but it also helps branding, marketing, and building trust.

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Written on:

October 11, 2021
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