Packaging Tape

I was recently talking about how packaging tape is more than just packaging tape. First I mentioned how “packaging tape” is just a general term. I followed it up by explaining how technically all tape can be used for packaging, but each kind of tape was created with a specific use in mind. Last time I used gaffers tape as my example. I said, “Take gaffers tape, for instance”. It is a premium grade, cloth tape, used to secure electric cords on stage floors, and it cannot be substituted with duct tape.

02Both gaffers tape and duct tape could technically be referred to as packaging tape, but you cannot use duct tape in the place of gaffers tape because gaffers tape was made specifically for stages and/or show booths. If you use duct tape a sticky trail of residue will lead right to you. You know how when you duct tape the center consul closed, but then the duct tape winds up coming off eventually and there is a perfect patch of gum left that your arm sticks to every time you drive? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. It totally sucks. Gaffers tape could solve that problem for you. Or a new center consul. But I’m thinking that gaffers tape would be cheaper.

At the risk of lingering, again, on gaffers tape: consider aluminum tape! And no, I’m not pulling your leg. By now we know that aluminum pops up just about everywhere. It can be used to protect the sides of our houses; when molded into the correct form it can hold perfectly carbonated nectars from the heavens, and it is even being used to line wallets to stop hackers from reading the magnetic strips of our debit and credit cards. And yes, it’s even a tape! Most commonly, it is used to seal the seams and joints of metal ducting. We even used it on the aircraft we worked on in the military. We called it one-hundred-mile-per-hour tape because it was supposed to withstand some crazy type of resistance.

First of all, if you look for one-hundred-mile-per-hour tape on Amazon they will show you heavy duty duct tape, so one of us got it wrong. Second, whatever the meaning behind the nickname, it was a gross exaggeration, therefore it was perfect for a military nickname. All the same, we wound up with a roll of aluminum tape when we moved back home, and we used it around the edges of the window units when our main air conditioner went out. Not only does it mold well, it could withstand the humidity from outstand, and it didn’t begin to curl at the edges or peel away until the kids started messing with it (“Oooh, shiny!”). And yeah, I guess you could probably use it for packaging tape too.

Shipping Boxes Wholesale: Where It’s At

One of the things I appreciate most about buying shipping boxes wholesale is that I don’t have to worry about running out of boxes in the middle of the packing process. I have moved houses and states, and yes, even countries, multiple times, and I start getting cotton-mouth and heavy-breathing when my boxes start getting low. Somehow we never leave ourselves enough time to get done what we need to get done.

Shipping Boxes WholesaleMost of that is because it’s just plain inconvenient to pack up your house! I mean, you still have to live there and function every single minute up until you actually officially move out. So we don’t really think we are as far behind as we are until, well…we are! I hate that feeling. I mean, it just really sucks. Somehow it always makes my bones hurt, and it makes me feel like giving up. It makes me feel like the amazing adventure that is about to come, that I am actually living through, is just plain ruining my life.

I remember those times of stashing boxes for weeks in advance, for asking all of my friends to save any boxes (as a side note, shoe boxes and coffee maker boxes never really do any good. Can you imagine packing a whole house in super small boxes? Talk about nightmare!). Finally, when everyone was completely wrung dry, I would start buying them. At the Uhaul store I was absolutely appalled to see their prices. You would think that they would offer shipping boxes wholesale…not so much. Even in my desperate state I left with zero boxes, and that is not a good feeling for the mover. I wound up finding decent prices and decent sizes at Lowes.

The problem, though, was that I wound up going back multiple times, and spent about twenty bucks. Don’t think that’s a big deal? If I had just taken myself to (if I had even known about it), I could have gotten an entire bundle of twenty-five for the same price. I even went to Wal-Mart and bought a few extra plastic totes! I could have avoided all of that stress (So. Much. Stress.)

just by being ahead of the game and ordering the shipping boxes wholesale from Now that’s where it’s at! Don’t believe me? I dare you to try it. I triple dog dare you.

The Ch- Ch- Ching in Cheap Cardboard Boxes

You heard me. There is actually some ch- ch- ching in cheap cardboard boxes. And by ch- ch- ching I hope that you understand I’m talking about money. Okay, so unless you are actually selling the boxes you won’t be making money, but by buying boxes at the best price you will be saving money (which is a disguised way of making it, if you ask me). The more we can save on something the more cash we can free up to save on something else to free up to save on something to free up… You get my point. And if you don’t need the cash that you save to buy something else to save on, you can just stick those sweet, delicious nuggets in your savings account and make it nice and fat for those days when you aren’t going to feel like earning more revenue. So, you see, saving money really is making money after all.

cardboard-boxes-gold-coastI mention all of this because you can start by saving with some cheap cardboard boxes. Please don’t misunderstand: I didn’t say crappy cardboard boxes, I said cheap cardboard boxes. At they actually offer products of amazing quality at amazing prices. This is a company that knows all about competitive marketing and sales. I mean, where else can you buy a bundle of fifty boxes for less than twenty bucks? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

How is this even possible? Well, obviously somewhere along the line is saving their own money, and passing on the good fortune and opportunity to the rest of us; which is in turn making them more money while providing us with a superior product at inferior prices. It really is the circle of finance. The more money you have, the more money you have! And you can actually start down this path for yourself by saving with cheap cardboard boxes, which is just a friendly way of saying ‘shipping and packaging supplies at wholesale prices’.

Do the math. Order some cheap cardboard boxes from Calculate how much you saved compared to where else you could have gotten them, or where you usually get them. Then keep doing that, and before you know it, you will have wound up paying for an entire order just from the savings alone. So, in all actuality, you will have wound up making money by placing an order. Subway, you suggest? How about we settle for a group hug and keep growing that stash. That’s right, don’t be shy, bring it in.

Custom Shipping Boxes – Easy as One, Two, Three

Custom Shipping Boxesimmediately going on and on and it took me a full fifteen minutes to get her to realize that I couldn’t hear her, because apparently the speaker had been smudged over with mustard. If you have ever tried to have a conversation through mustard, or a condiment of any kind, then you know that one person winds up not being able to understand a single thing. Once I had gotten my great-aunt to settle down and finish her sandwich, I was able to get to the bottom of things. Apparently she was very concerned because she had to order some custom shipping boxes but one of her dogs had run away and turned up in South Dakota. She absolutely needed to go and retrieve her retriever, but she absolutely needed to restock her custom shipping boxes. She would be far behind in orders if she waited until she got back. Could I, would I, please place the order for her?

How hard it could it be?

Sure, I said. Go to, she told me, and scroll through the custom shipping boxes. She told me which ones she needed, and how many. We hung up the phone. You might be wondering what I did next. Well, I went to, and I scrolled through the custom shipping boxes.

It’s a good thing that my great-aunt from Maine told me exactly what she wanted; there were so many options I could have ordered her boxes big enough to put a body inside of, or boxes to put her sandwiches in. She wanted one case of the clear white lid boxes, size 7 X 5 ½ X 1, which includes cotton filler, and comes one hundred pieces to a case. Be careful not to forget the stretch loops, she had hollered as we were hanging up. The what? I had hollered back. The elastic ties, she clarified.   I probably would have figured out that she needed these on my own, since the link to the ‘stretch loops’ was right next to the one for the boxes, which was a handy marketing choice, if you ask me. So I ordered three bundles of the ten-inch decorative gold elastic ties. Order complete. Easy as one, two, three. Literally.

When my great-aunt returned to her home in Maine, after hunting down her hound dog in the bayous of Louisiana (are you sure I said a retriever from South Dakota?), she was able to jump right back into business. She had everything on hand just as if she had done it herself. Which she could have if she owned a smart phone, or a tablet of some kind, instead of insisting on sticking to the contraption still attached to her wall. I’m pretty sure it was Alexander Graham Bell’s first model.

Who What When Where Why and How to Buy Cardboard Boxes

What do you do when you need to buy cardboard boxes? Why, you go to, of course! And why do you do that? Because offers any box you could possibly need in wholesale quantities at wholesale prices. To buy cardboard boxes, or not to buy cardboard boxes, that is the question.

Buy Cardboard Boxes

So the ‘who’ is clearly The ‘what’ is obviously cardboard boxes. Now the ‘when’. Any time you need them! This is an online company, and you can literally wake up in the middle of the night and decide you need to buy cardboard boxes. You can remember that you forgot to place an order and then go racing to the computer before your boss finds out. The item will ship without you ever having to worry about going to the store and picking something up (at astronomical prices). Just cut out the middle man, why don’tcha? So the ‘when’ kind of answers the ‘where’, which we’ve already discussed is the world wide web (the internet, people).

Why? Why do people buy cardboard boxes? Because they need them, that’s why! They are probably moving, and we all know how ridiculous it is to go to the local Uhaul store and try to get boxes there. You would think they are lined with titanium, the prices they put on them! And even if you go to the hardware store the prices may be cheaper but you are stuck with either some seriously huge boxes or you will need to get a ton of rather small ones. Lamp boxes, dish boxes, picture frame boxes, even a golf box, or just go all out and get the moving kit, wants to be your one stop shop when it comes to moving. Do you own a candy shop? You can get some candy boxes. Do you own a jewelry store? You can get some jewelry boxes. Silverware boxes, tie boxes, cake boxes. Whatever your possible reason for needing a box is, the solution is at

Lastly, the ‘how’. How to buy cardboard boxes. Since you know that you have to go online to, the website will more or less just walk you through the process. Select what you want to purchase, which will automatically load into your virtual shopping cart, then click on the cart when you are ready to pay for the items. There are different shipping options, and you can pay with your card. It really is as easy as one, two, three.