For a crucial part of the shipping process, the price of shipping supplies isn’t always the first thing on your mind. Sure, you know you need them, but how often do you really think about the cost of your shipping supplies? If you add in annual rate increases, inflation, and other unavoidable costs, your shipping supplies easily become a way to save on your shipping costs. To give you more options, we’re going to cover both free and discounted shipping supplies, including some you can order directly from your ShippingEasy account 👀
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Free Shipping Supplies
Good news! USPS, UPS, and FedEx do offer some free shipping supplies for services on their websites. While these free supply offerings are mostly carrier-branded boxes, they’re still a solid option for services like USPS Priority Mail. You’ll more than likely have to purchase other supplies for your orders, but free boxes expand your budget for those other shipping supplies. Plus, these supplies can be ordered directly to your home or office, so it saves you a trip to your supply store, which means saving gas.
Learn more about finding shipping supplies on our Shipping 101 blog.
Shipping supply sites
These sites are solely focused on selling shipping labels and shipping supplies, so you can find the shipping supplies you need in one spot. Also, these sites have sections and search features to help you find exactly what you need.
The Internet is such a big part of our lives, so why not use it to your shipping supply advantage? With Amazon Prime, you can order different shipping supplies with free 2-day delivery (and sometimes, even free overnight delivery). Amazon also usually tells you how much time you have to order something to have it ship out the same day, so you aren’t left in the dark on when you’re shipping supplies will arrive. If there are shipping delays, you’ll also be notified. Here are a couple of tips for ordering from Amazon:
- Read reviews of anything you want to buy ⸺ just because it’s shipped from an Amazon warehouse doesn’t guarantee its quality.
- Shop around. There might be different types of the same item that are cheaper than others. Amazon has such a wide product range that there are good deals sometimes buried within search results, especially if you have time on your side
We’ve partnered with Onyx ProductsⓇ, so you can buy shipping from your ShippingEasy account. Onyx ProductsⓇ have a variety of shipping supply options such as:
- Free USPS supplies
- Tape guns
- A 70-pound postage and shipping scale
- DYMO LabelWriter 4XL
Onyx ProductsⓇ has a support team you can contact via email at [email protected] for any questions you may have about your order, and their shipping supplies can be used within your Shipping Rules and ConnectEasy to streamline your shipping process. This way, you’re saving money on supplies and making your shipping process run smoother overall. Pretty cool, right? 😀
For more information on Onyx ProductsⓇ, check out our blog!
We understand things are getting more and more expensive. Supply chain issues are continuing to cause delays, and inflation is hurting small businesses and honestly, people in general. There may be several costs out of your control, but shipping supplies aren’t one of them. Free shipping supplies from carriers save you the cost of boxes where they can, and using sites like Amazon and Onyx ProductsⓇ are helpful because you can compare costs and find the best deal for your shipping supply needs. Costs are increasing, so it’s worth taking the time of researching your options to see how the options we mentioned best work for your business.