My eBay side hustle is still going well. When sending off items, it could be a pain if you don’t know where to get boxes from. I have 3 simple ways for you to get shipping boxes. I will explain them below.
Get them from USPS
You may or may not know this, but the USPS offers free priority shipping boxes. They offer several sizes such as small, medium and large flat rate boxes. Those boxes come with insurance as well. There are a couple ways for you to get them. The first way is to order them on the USPS website. In a few days you will receive a few boxes of each size. The other way to get them is to go to your local post office and pick them up. They should have a section or display for them. If they don’t one of the associates working should be able to help you.
Check with your neighborhood stores
The next way to get free shipping boxes is to check with stores in your neighborhood. A lot of stores get shipments multiple days of the week. After they unpack the inventory, they usually just throw the empty boxes away. You can check behind the back of the store near the dumpster to see if they have what you need or you could do what I do. I go to my local Family Dollar and ask the manager if they have any boxes that they are getting rid of that day. He lets me go to their stock room and grab whatever I want. I’ve been getting boxes this way for a year now.
The third way for you to get boxes is to go to a store and buy them. You really shouldn’t have to use this option unless you are looking for a specific sized box. Who really wants to spend money on boxes when shipping is enough already? I’ve never had to purchase a box though. I’ve been lucky enough to find boxes the right sizes using the first two options.
There you have it. Three 3 simple ways to get shipping boxes are to get them from the USPS, check with your neighborhood stores and to buy them. if you ship on eBay or Amazon you will want to make sure that you have boxes available at all times. Yo
Do you know of any other ways to get boxes? Feel free to comment below.