Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Savings Monday

I was reading through the forums on several shop sites, I sell on. A person was asking for help finding appropiate boxes to ship in for less money. I shared my tip with her and now for you.

Free Boxes:

1) Reuse old cereal boxes, cracker boxes, pasta and or microwave popcorn boxes. Be sure that all food particles and plastic bags have been removed before using the box. They are the perfect weight and size for first class shipping if you product is light weight. I usually recover mine with wrapping paper or copier papier if the box is small enough. Be sure to use a permant marker to stratch out the old bar code.

2) Call Wal-mart for when stocking is occuring. Most wal-marts will let you take their old boxes from stocking for moving.

3) Ship flat rate through the USPS. Its a little more expensive but they give you boxes upfront or will deliver them to your house. No joke.

4)Craig's list- a lot of people will advertise free boxes on there.


rooee said...

great tips. I even recycle boxes that have been shipped to me. just sharpie out any barcodes and addresses and tape an envelope or computer paper over the front for the new address.

beautiful swag store said...

I've done the same. Thanks for commenting! I appreciate it.

Connie Mitan said...

I re-use cereal boxes, too, but I take it apart and reassemble it inside out, since the inside is often simply plain cardboard. Add a little extra tape for stability, and plenty of padding, and it works well. And yes, I also reuse boxes that I received things in as well.
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