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Alternatives to ULINE shipping supplies – shipping boxes, packing materials and mailing supplies #makerbusiness #manufacturing @uline

Uline Alternatives
If you’re searching for shipping boxes, packing materials and mailing supplies online, you’ll see ULINE EVERYWHERE, ULINE spends an estimated $80k+ a day on advertising – An estimated $35.1 million on Google in “Business & Industrial” alone. It must be working, they’re estimated to be a $2b to $5b (that’s billion with a b) company with over 3,150 employees. They also supply Hall & Oates merchandise.

We started out using ULINE in the early days of Adafruit when we didn’t know anywhere else and we’ve completely outgrown their products/pricing and service. Many other maker businesses, Kickstarters and pros that are shipping hundreds or even tens-of-thousands of orders have asked us where we purchase our supplies instead of ULINE now. Here are our main suppliers for: akro bins, all desks – both shipping stations and work desks, anti-static bags, bin panels, bins, boxes, bubble wrap, cardboard boxes, cardboard shipping boxes, chairs, label dispenser, labels, mailing supplies, mailing tubes, packaging supplies, packing materials, packing peanuts, pallet jacks, pallet wrap, pallets for storage, plastic bags, shelving, shipping boxes, tape dispensers and thermal labels. Post your faves too.


Stephen Gould
http://www.stephengould.com/
info@stephengould.com


Cornell-Robbins Paper and Box Company
http://www.cornellpaper.com/
Phil Robbins
probbins@cornellpaper.com


Staples Industrial
http://www.staplesindustrial.com/
Joe Berardi
Joe.Berardi@staples.com


BagBarn
http://www.bagbarn.com/
1-800-720-1215


Newark / element14
http://www.newark.com/
orders@newark.com
1-800-463-9275


Global Industrial
http://www.globalindustrial.com/
1-888-978-7759


Update: 3/15/2017 – after some tweets, folks started sending more, so we are updating this list again! These are from the community, we will check them out too!

Lumi
https://www.lumi.com
hello@lumi.com


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3 Comments

  1. We use stockboxes.net they seemed to have the best pricing and shipping rates overall.

  2. Pardon my naiveté but is this politically motivated? ( I am one of the uninformed masses the uline site spoke of; funny how work seems to get in the way of the “important ‘ stuff)
    I’m not taking sides, just feeling like a mushroom.

    PS you are bound and determined we Will learn that blasted resistor code ;P

  3. @mark – “we’ve completely outgrown their products/pricing and service”

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