Everything shipped together in the same manufacturer's box. The case was wrapped in sealed plastic. The markers were within a separate smaller cardboard box. The case has a handle and is easy to carry. The lid comes off and goes on easily. I like that the lower part of the case folds out - it makes it versatile for working in different spaces. When I put the pens into the case, initially I organized them by number, but found that I preferred to organize them in a different arrangement based on how I use them.