Excellent packaging for this product. Looks nice and functional for storage. The product will not be able to hold much weight on top for sitting as the top just isn't built for a lot of weight. For my purposes this won't get much sitting use, mostly to store a few things and for occasional use if need extra seating. Certainly it makes a good footstool. Easy to put the legs on but 2 of the holes were not drilled so had to take care of that myself.