One thing is certain - if you are shipping or moving, you need boxes.
Of the various expenses that can pop up when planning a shipment or executing a move, buying boxes to package your stuff can become surprisingly expensive. You also never seem to have enough of them when you start packing up, leading to repeat trips to the store for more.
Depending on how many shipments or moves you typically make -or if you’re planning one big move- it may be beneficial to build up your box supply. You can use online tools that give you an estimate on the number of boxes you will need for the amount of stuff you’re shipping or packing. Then, consider these cost-cutting strategies for getting shipping boxes on the cheap.
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When Convenience is Key
If you are able to put convenience ahead of all else on your shipping or moving budget, you can buy complete moving kits direct from the factory right from a link on our home page. You can browse several products, including moving kits, moving boxes and moving supplies – all in one place.
What If You Want to Use Plastic Boxes?
We recommend using plastic boxes -otherwise known as bins- if you are shipping fragile items via our service (along with our usual caveat of packing very carefully). Bins have an upside – they are easy to stack, they’re typically sturdier than a cardboard box, can be reused for storage and are available in a variety of sizes. They could have a downside though, especially if you don’t need all those bins for storage at your new place. You can’t fold them up. Given their expense compared to cardboard boxes, you may be hesitant to throw them out or give them away. Nevertheless, plastic bins can have a longer life for the money.
Busfreighter.com – Still the Best Kept Secret in Shipping
The more you ship, the more you save! Together, Busfreighter.com and GPX have nearly 30 years combined experience facilitating package shipments via a nationwide bus network. Our service is a great way to ship multiple boxes across the country while keeping within your budget. Whether you are relocating to a new city or shipping purchases to Etsy or Ebay customers, Busfreighter.com is an economical way to send packages long distance. Visit www.Busfreighter.com, fill the Instant Quote & Ordering form, buy moving supplies direct from the factory and save.