About us

PWDirect/Packaging Warehouse Direct started life as a part of Auctionpax in 2002 then run from premises in Southport. Very soon the demand for packaging outgrew the space available, and so the Company was re-located to Bacup in 2004. This meant the Company was well positioned for massive expansion and over the last 18 years we have seen a steady increase with many many customers coming back day after day week after week, a clear sign that we are getting most things right!

The warehousing and office space is well over 5,000 square metres and with the employment of extra staff along the way, the company is growing at a very steady pace. With a new business partner Ross, joining in 2014.

Massive investment in 2018 / 2019 saw a huge leap forward in the automation of our order processing systems and grouped with our continued investment in website development and updating, this shows our commitment to the future and staying right here, supplying your packaging needs for a long time to come!


2021 - We have now integrated onto our site a brand new range of signage, which means as well as buying your packaging we can also supply you with business signage, all in the same order. we have over 10,000 different Safety, Warning, Advisory, Christmas, Inspirational, Humorous, Custom signs, when multiplied by the different sizes available, and the different materials we supply, we estimate over 1,000,000 variations are available at any point from our database - the largest sign selection in the U.K.

Are you local?  Please use our click and collect service. Where, once ordered, you can choose click and collect to pick up your order, you will be notified by email once ready.

Our fantastic service (we think our ebay feedback of approx. 105,000 proves that!) has gained us thousands of regular customers. Whether you are looking for bubblewrap, Jiffy bags (we also stock Mail lite branded padded envelopes), strong cardboard packing boxes for moving house & storage and other white cardboard mailers (including PiP - Royal Mails "Pricing in Proportion" friendly items), clear / brown parcel tape, safety signage or printed personalised items you know you can rely on us!

We offer standard second class delivery for only free and also Express - normally, 24 hour next day delivery. The exceptions being Highlands & Islands and overseas customers.  All Express orders are processed the same day (bank holidays and weekends excluded) if payment is received prior to 10am.

We have been trading for almost twenty years now and have a very strong reputation and most certainly are not a 'here today, gone tomorrow outfit' - we are here to stay!Meet The Team Behind Vital Signs Direct

Meet The Team Behind Vital Signs Direct