Help finding packaging

by liachen03. Posted on Sep 10, 2020    3    13


I'm located in 🇨🇦 and I'm on the search for some flat shipping boxes that are preferably ~7" x 5" x 2", doesn't have to be exact at all just a rough example. So far, the best price I've found is staples that offers 100 for ~$67+tax. Does anyone know a cheaper website to buy flatter shipping boxes?


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SafetyMan35 1

Uline.com - Some people avoid Uline as the owners are HUGE HUGE Trump Supporters and support very conservative positions...but they have everything you will need at reasonable prices (not always the cheapest, but competitive), and they deliver to you typically the next day (and if you hit minimum order quantities you get free gifts.

https://www.theboxery.com/ - My complaint about the Boxery is they will ship UPS Ground rather than freight, but they wrap the box bundles in pallet wrap which damages the corners and it is a pain to unwrap them when you need them especially in the quantities we order.

https://www.cheapassshippingsupplies.com/default.aspx - Never used this company before, but we do plan to look at them in the future.

  liachen03 1

I think these are US sites, are there any similar sites for Canadians?

keypunch 1

Try Smurfit-MBI - not sure what their minimums would be though.

apexit1 1

How many are you looking to get?

  liachen03 1

maybe 50-100?

apexit1 1

I was going to suggest going to a manufacturer but i’m nearly certain it’s now enough unless it’s an “in stock” item. Line and the like are typically expensive. Check out eBay and amazon

montanagrizfan 1

I was going to suggest U-line but I see someone already posted it. How are you shipping? You can get free priority mail boxes (both flat rate and regular) from USPS and UPS also has free boxes.

  liachen03 1

I'm from Canada ,is UPS and USPS free boxes available here?

montanagrizfan 1

Sorry I didn’t realize you were Canadian. On my laptop it didn’t show the flag emoji, just the letters CA so I thought you were from California. I guess you could check the website but the free boxes are only for priority services, not the standard shipping.

  liachen03 1

oh ok! thank you

DMac-77 2

Not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but I was having an extremely tough time finding a good packing manufacturer so I created https://Quobiz.com as a list of all US and some Canadian manufacturers. Enjoy! Hope you find what you’re looking for :) also any feedback is welcome.

lacadasical 3
  liachen03 1

shipping is so expensive 😂