When sending products to Amazon, larger boxes are essential for speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. There are two ways to acquire boxes for shipping to Amazon:
- Find them for FREE
- Purchase them at a local or online retailer
Free boxes are great when you are starting out but make sure they fit within Amazon’s guidelines. Ask local retailers and/or grocery stores about obtaining their shipping boxes on delivery days. Another great source of free boxes are websites like Craigslist, Freecycle, or local Facebook groups. You can either search the free section or post an ad that you are looking for sturdy, moving boxes.
To purchase boxes, head over to your local Lowes or Home Depot and looking for single-walled moving boxes. Standard box sizes are 16x12x12, 18x18x16, or 24x16x16. (NOTE: Home Depot boxes are sturdier that Lowes boxes.) If you don’t have a Lowes or Home Depot close by head over to uhaul.com. The boxes are sturdy like Home Depot boxes but if you spend $50 or more they’ll ship them to your house for FREE. No more box runs unless you forget to order them.