We needed a mattress for our daughter in college and this mattress was the perfect solution! I could move it myself in our small SUV. The box was about 18" square by 41/2 feet long. We opened it up, put it on an open futon frame and she was able to sleep on it that night. She loves it and says it is soooo compfy. When it is time to move her out I know it will not be any where near the trouble moving that a triditional mattress would be. The price was terrific and it came in less than a week. If I had thought ahead I should have sent it straight to her place. When I need another mattress I will look here first.