Used Gaylord Boxes For Sale

Used Gaylord Boxes

Gaylord boxes are large containers made from heavy materials suitable for shipping. They are typically made from corrugated cardboard and can be double, triple, four, or five walled. This way, a Gaylord box provides protection while containing products from the time of distribution all the way through to sales.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a used partial flap gaylord?

The center of an used gaylord box with a partial flap bottom needs to be covered with a cardboard insert. Due to the fact that the bottom flaps only reach about half way to the center.

What is an used full flap bottom box?

Assembled on a pallet, a full flap gaylord has a bottom flap that covers the entire box. Full flap Gaylords are also called half-slotted containers.

What's the difference between an used octagon and rectangle box?

Typically, gaylords are referred to as octagons or rectangles when erected due to their physical shape. A gaylord with an octagonal shape has a higher stacking capacity and is more widely available.

Typical weight capacity of a gaylord box?

In general, used Gaylord boxes can hold between 300 and 5000 pounds, depending on their shape and thickness.

What is the most common used gaylord box?

The most common type of Gaylord is an octabin. They are used for storing and transporting a variety of goods, including dry goods, produce, shredded plastic, electronics, and many more. On the used market, they are more affordable and have a higher stacking capacity.

What are some popular dimensions of gaylord boxes?

48 x 40 x 40" & 48 x 45 x 40"

What is an used gaylord box?

Used Gaylord boxes is an used pallet-sized bulk corrugated cardboard containers designed for the handling, storing, and transporting of bulk intermediate materials like loose parts and granular items in the agricultural, food, and plastics industries.

Gaylord boxes are also called skid or pallet boxes, pallet containers, or octabins, but Gaylord is the packaging industry term.

Wall Thickness

Various wall types and thicknesses can be found in used gaylord boxes. They are typically constructed with 2 to 5 layers of cardboard. In general, used 5-wall octabin boxes that formerly contained plastic pellets are the most readily available used Gaylord boxes.

2 Ply: The two-wall box is the most common and thinnest type. Their construction consists of two layers of fluting. Despite having a smaller carrying capacity, these boxes are significantly cheaper than those with thicker walls.

3 Ply: The triple-wall Gaylord container comes in many shapes, bottom types, and dimensions. They are made up of three layers of corrugated cardboard and come in a wide range of thicknesses. In comparison to all other choices, triple wall cardboard boxes offer the largest selection.

4 Ply: The majority of used 4 ply gaylords consist of three separate parts laminated together. There is an outer box, part A, and an inner liner, B. This innermost layer has an octagonal shape that allows for a corner post pocket in Part C.

5 Ply: Five-walled boxes are among the strongest. The construction of these boxes is similar to that of three-wall boxes, but feature an additional layer and fluting. In reality, these are three walled boxes, 5ply boxes have two layers of double wall corrugated with an additional single layer. This gives the illusion that there are five walls.

Flaps & Shape

Flaps. Used gaylords most commonly have Partial flaps which include a slip sheet that goes in the bottom of the box. Some have Full flap options eliminate the need for a slip sheet.

Shape. Used Gaylords can be purchased in square, rectangular, or octagonal shapes.

Weight capacity. The weight capacity of a used gaylord box will depend on its dimensions and wall thickness but they can typically hold up 500 to 5000 pounds of material.

Popular Dimensions:

  • 48 x 40 x 24 to 48″
  • 36 x 36 x 36”


Used bulk boxes can be for any application that new bulk boxes can. They may not have as many trips through the supply chain left in them that new ones do, but they’re otherwise fully functional.

Used gaylords purchased through reputable dealers won’t have any structural damage, tears, or other issues that could affect their performance. If you’re buying used Gaylord boxes, make sure they haven’t been used more than twice to ensure they’re worth the investment.

Used gaylords can be fund in the following industries:

  • Recycled goods
  • Metals
  • Clothing
  • Finished goods
  • Produce

Used Bulk Box Cost and Savings

When buying a used bulk box, you can expect to pay significantly less than the cost of a new box. Of course, this can vary depending on a number of factors. In general, the average cost for a used bulk box is:

  • Two wall box: $10
  • Three wall box: $10
  • Four wall box: $14
  • Five wall box: $12

For comparison, a typical price of a new bulk box is:

  • Two wall box; $16
  • Three wall box: $20
  • Four wall box: Custom order
  • Five wall box: Custom order


The supply of used boxes varies based on factors such as if companies are selling boxes or reusing them in their own supply chains. It’s worth shopping around to find a supplier who has a robust network of businesses to buy from

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