Company News


Plastic Box Shop Celebrate Being ‘Excellent’ at 10,000+ Reviews

The boffins at plasticboxshop HQ were celebrating last month after reaching a milestone of 10,000 reviews with a rating of excellent. The company has gone through a lot of expansion and changes over the past 3 years, but the company has managed to keep its simple original goals of good old-fashioned customer service combined with using the latest technology. When upgrading the website late last year, every detail and decision was about trying to give the easiest and most informative online buying experience to the customer that they could. Improvements... Read More


Plastic manufacturer and retailer come up with positive solution to Chinese plastic import ban

Over 66% of plastic that the British public recycle from their home has previously been shipped out of the country – with China importing 500 tonnes per year! However, In January the Chinese banned all imported plastic recycling leaving the UK with a huge problem on what to do with all the extra recycled plastic sat in recycling centres across Britain.   What more UK, manufacturer, and PlasticBoxShop, retailer, were eager to find a solution on what to do with the extra plastic left from the exportation ban. Through recent improvements in infrared sorting... Read More


New website coming soon!

New website launch coming soon! We are proud to announce that we will be launching a new fully responsive site with the help of our web partners Visualsoft in the next couple of months. In a statement from our Operations Director Gary Lyons he stated.  “With the increase in mobile purchases when buying online, it was important to stay on track and make sure that we give our customers the best buying experience that we can.”  Moving to a fully responsive site allows us to do this and upgrade the overall... Read More


European payments and delivery now available

The box boffins at Plasticboxshop are proud to announce that they can now take payments in Euros as well as  Danish and Swedish Krona.   Delivery will also be carried out by the European partners of our UK delivery company DPD. Expanding into new countries and taking the plasticboxshop ethos of great service and fair prices is an exciting opportunity.    


We’re top of the class for school storage solutions!

The kids may be enjoying a long holiday but for many teachers and school support staff the six week break is the perfect opportunity to reorganise classrooms and sort out their storage issues. We have many schools and colleges among our customers and can offer advice on the best storage solutions for reading books, art and craft supplies, general stationery and larger equipment. We’ve been working with schools and colleges for many years and our experience means we know what works best for this type of customer – taking us... Read More


Accrington Stanley Sponsors launch

Earlier this week our founder Gary Lyons attended the Accrington Stanley Football Club sponsors launch. It was a chance for all the club’s sponsors, us included, to meet the new signings and see for ourselves the result of major regeneration work that’s taken place at the Wham Stadium over the summer. We’re proud to be the team’s shirt sponsor for another year. Gary says, “The last season was a phenomenal one for the club and we were very proud to be there, on their players’ shirts, through it all. We’re... Read More

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So many ways to find the perfect box for you!

Want a plastic storage box for the kitchen? Searching for a box with a 36 litre capacity? Need a box to organise your DIY bits and bobs in the shed? Or perhaps you’re searching for pink or blue boxes for the kids’ bedrooms. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s easy to search for it on our website. Click Choose Your Box in the grey bar above to display our menu of search options, and click to view containers by size, type or colour. It couldn’t be easier to find a storage... Read More

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British box company reaching for the stars!

Achieving a remarkable milestone, award-winning online retailer PlasticBoxShop has become the first UK company to send a plastic storage box into space! “We’ve supplied boxes for major earth-bound events like the London 2012 Olympics,” said company founder Gary Lyons, “but sending a box into space opens up a whole new frontier for us!” Gary was contacted by the British Space Programme, which is sending a ‘home comforts’ package to British astronaut Major Tim Peake. He is currently serving as a crew member on board the International Space Station ─ the... Read More


Green boxes selling well – it must be Spring!

Turkeys sell well at Christmas, barbecues are hot sellers come spring and summer, but plastic storage boxes should see similar sales all year round ─ shouldn’t they? Not according to the ‘box boffins’ at PlasticBoxShop, the UK’s leading online retailer of plastic boxes in all shapes and sizes and for every purpose. Since plastic boxes are pretty much all they do, they are the experts in the field of what sells, and when. “It all depends on the box, and what it’s for,” explained company founder and chief ‘box boffin’... Read More


Key public sector buyers crucial to growing online retailer

Devolution of spending power to more localised bodies such as NHS Trusts, new Academy schools and local councils is helping an award-winning online retailer win more business. Schools were among the first big customers for Yorkshire-based PlasticBoxShop, which specialises in selling all manner of plastic storage boxes for business, industry, the public sector and the home. “It was word of mouth between schools local to us around North Yorkshire which brought in some of our first key orders,” said Gary Lyons, who founded the online business with his wife Lisa just... Read More