Selling/buying shipping boxes?

nvr2old

Professional
In the past U.S. Postal Service has allowed shipping using some of their boxes. However in our local area they have as far as I can tell exclusively shut down this option. As such I am left trying to use okd shipping boxes or purchase boxes from the outside supply source in order to ship racquets that I have sold . Just wondering if TW has ever thought of selling shipping boxes? Since they’re labeled with the tennis warehouse logo they could be good advertising as well. The cheapest shipping boxes including product shipping that I have been able to find works out to about $4-5 per box which seems rather excessive.
 

SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
As I said above our local post office no longer allows this.
Cover up the outside of the box completely, they won't know. Nor do they care enough. You can try the USPS game board boxes, not sure if they're wide enough. Otherwise make your own boxes from Home Depot boxes.

Realistically, 4-5 isn't that expensive for a shipping box. If you go to any shop, it would cost 3 for a smaller regular squareish box.
 

kimguroo

Legend
Go to local shipping supplier.
If you want to buy bulk, probably uline might be a good place. Cost will be $2-3.
 

nvr2old

Professional
Cover up the outside of the box completely, they won't know. Nor do they care enough. You can try the USPS game board boxes, not sure if they're wide enough. Otherwise make your own boxes from Home Depot boxes.

Realistically, 4-5 isn't that expensive for a shipping box. If you go to any shop, it would cost 3 for a smaller regular squareish box.
Yep May have to do this.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
nvr2old,

Sorry, unfortunately we do not have plans to sell boxes at this time. I will however pass along your feedback.

Thanks,
Brittany, TW
 

!<-_->!

Hall of Fame
Cover up the outside of the box completely, they won't know. Nor do they care enough. You can try the USPS game board boxes, not sure if they're wide enough. Otherwise make your own boxes from Home Depot boxes.

Realistically, 4-5 isn't that expensive for a shipping box. If you go to any shop, it would cost 3 for a smaller regular squareish box.
This will be your cheapest option probably. Get butcher paper or wrapping paper (I think this works) and cover up 2 taped together USPS boxes.
 

DrumWizOHBD

Semi-Pro
As I said above our local post office no longer allows this.
They should, you just HAVE to ship Priority Mail if you use Priority Mail Labeled boxes. Make sure they aren't the Flat Rate Boxes. I occasionally have someone who says I can't ship it then, I ask for a manager and they say no problem as long as I am shipping Priority. But, some Postal Workers think they work at the DMV, and like telling people they can't do stuff that they are actually allowed to do. Butcher paper should solve all your problems, though. Or just drop them off at Office Depot, they don't give a flip.
 

Addxyz

Semi-Pro
The ironic thing is I'm trying to get rid of around 6-7 TW racquet boxes. If you were in the Bay Area, I'd let you pick them up for free.
 

zumzool

Semi-Pro
They should, you just HAVE to ship Priority Mail if you use Priority Mail Labeled boxes. Make sure they aren't the Flat Rate Boxes. I occasionally have someone who says I can't ship it then, I ask for a manager and they say no problem as long as I am shipping Priority. But, some Postal Workers think they work at the DMV, and like telling people they can't do stuff that they are actually allowed to do. Butcher paper should solve all your problems, though. Or just drop them off at Office Depot, they don't give a flip.
But they don't. I've had trouble with this as well.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I have at least 10 in my closet, to the point where I almost can't walk in. I think I have a racquet buying problem, or I need to sell some.
 

nvr2old

Professional
I can empathize. Had 8-10 boxes but have successfully sold many and used the boxes. Still have “several” core racquets I can’t part with for now. Good luck.
 
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