joined:Sept 9, 2010
I am setting up shop I am trying to figure out a good steady source for shipping boxes. So far I looked at uline.com, starboxes.com, and papermart.com . At uline, shipping adds 35% to 15% of the total cost per box. ($250 to $1600 test orders) While starboxes.com prices are really cheap and the shipping is free. Now I know you get what you pay for and I am thinking starboxes's boxes are pretty bad. What about the prices from the above sites are they good or bad?
How about local manufacturers? Generally do you find their prices acceptable for lowish volume?
For my particular product line and target sales volume I am thinking about starting with 800 boxes in four different sizes. (this should last six months or more)
Oh, and I am aware of USPS free boxes for priority, however I need larger boxes for UPS and such.