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Old 04-05-2013, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does anyone know of a good place to buy bulk cardboard mailer inserts online?

I looked through BO and couldnt find anything. I have been doing a lot of shipping recently. I usually just take a bunch of cardboard boxes that I get from work for free and cut them, but that is a very time consuming process. Im looking for somewhere to purchase a bunch of precut peices of cardboard for comic "sandwiches" for shipping. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What's the best size box for shipping no more then 3 comics from those websites posted.
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Comic sandwiches suck...
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I use them and bubble wrap for extra protection. I saw the thread that was made complaining about these. But no one offered a better solution. More than willing to listen to other shipping methods.
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Comic sandwiches suck...
And a viable alternative is?
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And a viable alternative is?
Ham on whole wheat

In all seriousness. Ship in a box. Pick up some free FedEx overnight envelopes to put your books in. Nice bed of bubble wrap and you have your comics very well protected without your buyers having to cut away tons of tape and not having a comic pressed between cardboard which lately have gotten books with creases from being smashed too much between the card board.
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I can agree with Carrbeaz on this one. The only time I would ship a book in between cardboard is if the book is in a toploader. Use a box with bubble wrap and the comics will arrive as the left.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use this method:

comics in bag/board
wrapped in a plastic bag
then wrapped in bubble wrap

Then I take a shipping box (specifically ordered to fit comics)
put a cardboard insert on the bottom of the box, put comics wrapped in plastic bag & bubble wrap, then another cardboard insert. Then I fill any empty space with packing peanuts so it can't move around.

Close box and tape up...

Haven't had one complaint since I've used this system. It's a tad more expensive but if you charge shipping then it can be included in the cost. Never had one complaint about my shipping costs...I buy all these supplies in bulk.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Boxes will be more secure but costly. I would 100% use box method for anything over $50. I personally have never had any problems with the cardboard sandwich method. When you are buying cardboard "slabs" they are higher quality, thicker and perfect sizing. Just don't tape too tight with too much tape. I've used the cardboard slab method in envelope for years without a single issue to date, knock on wood. I'll often use another white back board for front of bag/board and then place the "sandwich" in a USPS envelope, then in a manila envelope.
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I have had no problem using cardboard in envelopes. Only had two books damaged out of about 1200?(rough guess) since last may.

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I use this method:

comics in bag/board
wrapped in a plastic bag
then wrapped in bubble wrap

Then I take a shipping box (specifically ordered to fit comics)
put a cardboard insert on the bottom of the box, put comics wrapped in plastic bag & bubble wrap, then another cardboard insert. Then I fill any empty space with packing peanuts so it can't move around.

Close box and tape up...

Haven't had one complaint since I've used this system. It's a tad more expensive but if you charge shipping then it can be included in the cost. Never had one complaint about my shipping costs...I buy all these supplies in bulk.
Do you have a link to these "shipping box (specifically ordered to fit comics)" ?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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You guys should just refer to: Indy's Guide to Packaging/Shipping Comics. Has most of this info, if not more.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Do you have a link to these "shipping box (specifically ordered to fit comics)" ?
This is one of the best boxes for shipping multiple comics: If you can pick them up locally than it's the best and cheapest way, if not shipping is expensive so just add that to the "shipping" cost when you charge for shipping or selling your product.

11 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 2" Kraft Literature Mailers S-3180 - Uline

This is the cardboard insert that fits the box:

8 1/2 x 11" 150# Corrugated Pads S-2437 - Uline



Here's the other system I use if it's less than 3-4 comics:

SKU: MCOM14 (These are little hard to fold up so I might order MCOM28 next time)

https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-330-mailers.aspx

SKU: MCOM28 (this is the bigger size up from MCOM14)


Cardboard Inserts:

SKU: FCOM

https://www.bagsunlimited.com/c-342-fillers.aspx
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i save all the packaging i get from comic orders and reuse them
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Bcw has comic boxes to ship them in
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I ship my comics like a postcard... just put a stamp right on it and find a clear place to write your address.
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I ship my comics like a postcard... just put a stamp right on it and find a clear place to write your address.
ROFL!
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I use two corrugated pads (8 7/8 x 11 7/8) and put it into the adjustable bookfold mailer (12 1/8 x 9 1/8 x1/2,1,1 1/2,2).
It cost about $1 for supplies but it's well protected

https://www.monsterpackaging.com/pro...pads-1123.aspx

https://www.monsterpackaging.com/pro...olds-1047.aspx
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