I was surprised by how compact the shipping box was - I was unsure what had arrived when I found the box on the front porch. Upon opening the box it took a moment to realize I had the pieces of my new storage box in my hands - it was really packed well. The design team not only designed an amazing storage solution, but the nesting and packaging of the product was also superb. With such attention to detail I expect a very long life for this piece with excellent usage. Assembly was quite simple and smooth. The assembled product looks and feels very nice - exceptionally strong. While assembling I was concerned by how light some of the panels were, but once assembled, the whole unit is far more robust than the individual pieces - brilliant design! Again, the engineering time spent on this piece is evident in the assembled product.