When I was first starting out, I’d get boxes from OfficeMax and they were expensive!
There’s a better way to save on shipping.
If you use Fulfillment by Amazon (which has helped me build my business), you’ll need some larger boxes to ship items in bulk to the Amazon Fulfillment Center.
Where to get Shipping Boxes for your Business
You can definitely get boxes from Uline.com where I get other packing and shipping supplies, but there’s something you might want to try first.
Think Smarter, not Harder (or Costlier)
There are probably lots of businesses in your city that would be willing to give you their used boxes.
If you know someone at the company, get permission to come pick up some of their used boxes that they don’t need anymore.
Many companies have recycle bins overflowing with boxes that they would be happy to share with an aspiring business owner (just remember to ask first).
It’s a great way to save on boxes. Make sure that the boxes are in good shape, and that you cover any barcodes or labels, but such boxes can work out great to house your products in bulk on the way to the fulfillment center.
Other Shipping Supplies
If you’re looking for bubble wrap, Kraft paper (the brown packing paper), box tape, tape dispensers, or any other shipping supply, Uline is a great source.
Kraft paper can go a long way in saving you money in the packing materials department and a roll of it doesn’t take up as much space as a bunch of bubblewrap.
Never a Better Time to Get Started with an Internet Business
With the advancements in internet, automated programs like Fulfillment by Amazon, and the seller tools offered by Amazon and eBay, there’s never been a better time to launch an Internet Business of your own.