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Free Shipping Boxes and Discount Shipping Supplies

Learn how to get free shipping boxes and discount shipping supplies to send packages as quickly & efficiently as possible from your computer.


Online Shipping Vendors

USPS

Everyone is familiar with the United State Postal Service. USPS offers Click-N-Ship to generate shipping labels that you can print right from your computer for Priority Mail, Express Mail, and Global Express Mail services. Click on Send Mail & Packages and then Print Labels & Postage Now. Create an account online and then login. You can either print postage prepaid labels or labels without postage and then pay at the post office later. If you prepay, they will need to charge a credit card. The advantage with online label printing is that if you prepay, then you can have your package picked up for free by scheduling a pickup, or simply drop it off at the bulk mail counter at your post office and skip the cashier lines. Either method saves you a lot of time. You will also get free delivery confirmation service, which you'd otherwise have to pay additional for at the post office. Delivery confirmation numbers can be tracked online at USPS.com. Even better, USPS will provide free boxes, labels, stickers, and tape for Priority Mail and Express Mail services. The only downfall of Click-N-Ship is that they bill each shipment to your credit card, so they do not offer a wide variety of mail classes online due to their credit card processing fee costs, ie 1st class, media mail, or other international methods are not available online. Click-N-Ship is really intended for those who ship every now and then and there is no charge for the service.

Stamps.com

Stamps.com is a partner with USPS. They provide a simple user friendly software interface for a monthly fee that allows you to print online postage stamps, postage labels for letters or packages, envelopes, or even to plain paper. They provide a free 30-day trial that you owe yourself to try out. That is because they not only provide you with a FREE digital scale, but they also give you FREE postage, and some additional shipping supplies. As with USPS Click-N-Ship, you can still get all the free boxes and package pickup, delivery confirmations, etc... Use Stamps.com promo code 272hy to get $45 in free postage!

Endicia.com

Endicia is another USPS partner. If you are a high volume shipper or need to send mail via mail classes that Click-N-Ship or Stamps.com do not support, you should consider Endica. Endicia's software is much more advanced, but also complicated. They allow you to create your own label templates, or pick from a wide variety of prepaid templates. They provide Media Mail, 1st Class Mail, International, plus Priority Mail and Express Mail of course. Endicia offers a free 30-day trial and they also charge a monthly fee, well worth it if you want to save time or ship a lot of packages though.

Pitney Bowes

Do you send out a lot of mail or get tired of going to the post office just to buy stamps? You might consider renting a postage meter from Pitney Bowes for as little as $19.75/month. They even have a free 60 day trial and $50 worth of FREE postage! Pitney Bowes meters also support bulk mail if you have a bulk mail permit.

FedEx

You can register online at FedEx.com for your own free FedEx account. You'll find FedEx online rates often favorabe to USPS rates when shipping packages 3 pounds or heavier. If you have an American Express Business Credit Card you can Save Up To 25% on your FedEx shipments. FedEx does charge fees for if you call for a pickup, so you may want to prepare your shipment online and then drop it off at a nearby FedEx hub or FedEx partner such as Kinko's. Once you have a FedEx account number, you can call 1-800-257-0109 and order free self-stick laser labels (part number 146525) that you can print directly to from a laser or inkjet print. FedEx provides free boxes and envelope mailers for air shipments.

UPS.com

United Parcel Service provides online shipping services. Create an account online and like FedEx, you can print your own prepaid shipping labels and drop your package off at the nearest UPS location. UPS has laser labels available too. UPS provides free boxes and mailers for air shipments. Staples and Office Depot are shipping partners with UPS, so check your weekly ad circular or visit those companies online ads for UPS shipping coupons, beneficial for those who ship a package every now and then...

USPS eBay

A list of resources available to eBay sellers who ships through USPS. Very helpful for ordering free supplies, keeping track of shipments, printing shipping labels, and it's all online without fees for Priority Mail shipments, a service from Pitney Bowes.

Discount Shipping Supplies

eBay.com

You can find lots of discount shipping supplies such as boxes, labels, label makers, packing peanuts, packing tape, bubble wrap, etc... on eBay. For example, search for USPS Shipping Labels to find self stick labels that can be run through your laser or inkjet printer using a standard half sheet template that works with USPS, Stamps.com, Endica, FedEx, and UPS.

Dymo LabelWriter

If you have grown beyond printing laser labels, you may wish to consider a dedicated label printer that can save you time. The Dymo Labelwriter 330 and even faster Labelwriter 330 Turbo are excellent label printers for those who use Stamps.com or Endica. You'll want to order the Dymo 30387 labels from either Amazon.com or Computers4Sure.com as they provide a 3 part label: shipping, postage, and delivery confirmation all on one print out within seconds of pressing print.

Global Industrial

Global Industrial has a large selection of wholesale price supplies. Review their list of Packaging Supplies from their menu on their homepage. Bubble wrap, shipping boxes, mailers, bag sealers, and even packing peanut dispensers.



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