Best packaging & shipping supplies according to redditors

We found 170 Reddit comments discussing the best packaging & shipping supplies. We ranked the 101 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Carton sealing tape & dispensers
Shipping mailers
Packaging labels & tags
Label making printers & supplies
Bulk bubble pack supplies
Corrugated packaging boxes
Corrugated packaging pads
Packaging dunnage & protectors
Industrial shrink wrap supplies
Industrial stretch wrap supplies
Poly & plastic packaging bags
Packaging strapping products

Top Reddit comments about Packaging & Shipping Supplies:

u/MyNameIsAdam · 22 pointsr/Ultralight

Looks alright but tiny, I have a feeling I'd burn through that salt in two meals.

I just use tiny ziploc(aka weed baggies) with whatever spices I feel like.

u/Mywifefoundmymain · 7 pointsr/trailmeals

The problem isn't weight it's space. To have a container that performs half as decent as ziploc bags you would need a larger thicker container. Especially when you want to limit the "smell" in bear territory. Think of it this way, would you rather pack your meals in bags or bear cannisters?

Now what I use are these they are 4 times as thick as a regular ziplock bag and hold up extremely well. The meet the usda and FDA requirements.

My brother uses these and just leaves them in his "waste" hole. And yes, by waste hole I mean where he shits.

However they seem a bit flimsy for me.

u/Lovegem85 · 6 pointsr/poshmark

I bought these and love them:

Once I list, I fold the item and put in here, seal and then store in a big box in my closet.

u/MOBOOMBO · 5 pointsr/boardgames

I purchased these bags and these bags from Amazon to store my game components. They seem high enough quality and I haven't had any issues with them at all.

u/GalleryApparel · 4 pointsr/streetwearstartup

You can print it on copy paper and tape it to the mailer with packing tape. Or if you want to be more professional you can print it on sticker paper. You can find these half sheet labels on amazon, which is what I use, and they can just run through normal printers.

Edit: I originally forgot to put the link to the labels in

u/II_Confused · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

I use shoe racks like this to store my long boxes. Works out pretty well, each "nook" can hold two 660 count boxes.

u/dishrag · 3 pointsr/callofcthulhu

You could buy some newsprint paper to print your fake newspaper clippings on:

Worked well for me.

u/the_bro_dude · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here It's called instapack.

u/wunami · 3 pointsr/Survival

Yeah, you're comparing a 5 day food supply to 30 day food supply. Even if we assume the extras are useful, it's not a good deal.

A cursory look on Amazon yields:
9 day worth of SOS Rations, $20.45 (vs 5 days)
Ammo Box, $5.98
100 Aquatabs, $9.90 (vs 10)
10 1-gallon mylar pouches, $8.99 (vs 1 small bag)
Similarly stocked survival tin, $15.50

Now I already have more things and I'm only at around $60.

u/Alexm920 · 3 pointsr/beadsprites

I haven't shipped any out, but when I moved I taped the bigger ones between two pieces of really thick/rigid board (greyboard, actually, leftover from bookbinding projects). I used a bit of double-sided tape to secure it to the center of the "sandwich", and some normal tape around the edges to tension it shut. I can't remember if I used bubble wrap, but they probably ended up in boxes with other craft stuff, separated by wads of crumpled paper (this kind).

u/cocacolacathy1 · 3 pointsr/Mercari

These are the best labels and you can print them in a regular printer. I use these exclusively. When I print one label, I peel it off, then turn the sheet the other way and print on the next label. Couldn't be easier, and much easier to deal with than taping paper labels all the time.


u/Logical_Psycho · 3 pointsr/Flipping

Great deal with the shipping, I also picked up these.

u/hallsgator · 3 pointsr/Flipping

Use these bags, or ones like it:

Wrap it tight around the item and if you print your own labels, put the label on the outside of the bag. Or just have Amazon do it.

If you would like, you can choose to have Amazon prep the item and label it, for a fee of course.

u/FormerGameDev · 2 pointsr/Flipping

There's no toner. The printer itself has far fewer moving parts. It's likely to last a lot longer, for a lot less cost. If you go Dymo, you can get rolls of good off-brand labels for next to nothing off good ebay sellers. If you go for a better than Dymo, you can even use fan-fold labels, which are even cheaper:

$20 for 500 labels is way better than $20 for the 200 labels I usually buy for my laser. Plus no toner to replace, ever. And they're even faster, there's almost no lag time at all to starting up. So, ultimately, cheaper, faster, longer lasting.

I do still keep around a box of the laser labels, though, because some sites don't print 4x6 labels natively LOOKING AT YOU NEW EBAY FEDEX SCREEN WTF

u/Sniper1154 · 2 pointsr/Etsy

I don't typically re-use boxes. I buy Pratt boxes that are made from recycled cardboard.

For me it makes more sense to buy a pack of 25 boxes that are all the same dimension. This gives me a very good idea of how to charge for shipping since each box will have the same dimensions and be in a similar weight class when packaged with my openers.

u/MsKim · 2 pointsr/Survival

I use these tiny ziplocs to pre-package pills. Saves money over the travel sized packets and I can either do a packet of one thing (aspirin) or a packet of hubby's daily pills (about five different pills). For his prescriptions I take a photo of each pill as well as the prescription for each medication and keep these on my cell phone. I would be more careful with opiods. And if anyone (like police) are wondering what the pills are you can easily google the number code on each pill and it will tell you what it is like this.

u/Recin · 2 pointsr/Flipping

I use these. Somebody here suggested them and they work great. I get the 200 pack and it comes out to just over 6 cents per label.

u/JustInBasil · 2 pointsr/PokemonTCG

I have everything sorted into binders by set (in order by card number), with room for four of each card in each binder. Anything bulk after that goes into Elite Trainer Boxes of the same set, with dividers sorting it out into twelve categories:

  1. Grass
  2. Fire
  3. Water
  4. Lightning
  5. Psychic
  6. Fighting
  7. Dark
  8. Metal
  9. Fairy
  10. Dragon
  11. Normal
  12. Trainers

    Bulk cards that are playable get their own binder for singles and once they hit a full play set, they go into a penny sleeve and then into an Elite Trainer Box of their own with the same divisions, plus a thirteenth for special energies. Basic energies are sorted by type, again with dividers, into boxes like these:

    I also have a binder for trades and a binder for promos and holo basic energies.
u/Quartza · 2 pointsr/simracing


Stuff like this works well. It's the next best thing to not having the original custom foam inserts

u/DoctorDooom · 2 pointsr/eBaySellerAdvice

Ship 1st class as long as under 1 pound and buy these boxes: Pratt PRA0022 Recycled Corrugated Cardboard Single Wall Standard Flat Box with C Flute, 9" Length x 6" Width x 3" Height, (Pack of 25)

u/Alex_Keaton · 2 pointsr/funkopop
u/binniecemetery · 2 pointsr/poshmark

I've done some experimenting, trying things out for my etsy store more than Poshmark, and although I've happily settled on clear bag closed with a thank-you sticker for Poshmark/eBay clothes, I did like the look of using brown craft paper tied with rough twine (a roll of the paper and the twine can both be found at the dollar store). The paper made such nice creases! Tissue paper foils my best efforts and winds up looking like I am using my trash for wrapping paper.

During my last move, I had those big paper sheets for wrapping glasses, fragiles, etc. Like these:

I know I didn't pay more than $10 at Walmart, and while I was packing whenever I sold something I was just grabbing those to wrap around the item and it was GREAT. So much more substantial than tissue paper or even nice gift wrap.

I feel the lure of those adorable polymailers but until/unless this sales drought ends, I'm not ordering them. I do use white polymailers now and always scrawl a message on the outside using silver sharpie (or whatever color sharpie I come across when all the silver ones have vanished). I am exactly the kind of person who would sit around and doodle drawings all over polymailers to keep my hands busy while watching a movie or something, and if I ever get to a place in my life again where I don't have a stack of things that need my hands at all times, I will probably DIY a bunch of them one night :)

u/The_Betrayer1 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you don't want to take anything out you can grab one of these on prime and it should be there before you move.

Personally I would just pull the GPU and cpu heatsink if it is big and heavy.

u/Grymalcyn · 2 pointsr/quilting

I like using newsprint weight paper for printing my foundations. I had been using Carol Doak's product, but I stumbled across this ream of newsprint on Amazon. It's five times the amount of paper, for less than double the price of the Carol Doak paper. I'm going to order this next time I need some.

u/Diffident7 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I pack them out in these:


I put a few of these black bags, some tampons, and some toilet paper in a quart-sized ziplock bag and that is my bathroom kit. I'll use a single black bag for a few days worth of waste and dispose when i get a chance.


Unfortunately online was the only place i could find bags like this and I had to buy a ton. Now I'm set for years and have shared with friends.

u/HB1233 · 2 pointsr/funkopop

Bubble wrap and I use these boxes Pratt PRA0016 Recycled Corrugated Cardboard Single Wall Standard Box with C Flute, 8" Length x 6" Width x 4" Height, (Pack of 25)

u/psimwork · 2 pointsr/buildapc

In that case, I'd get a box big enough that will hold it, fill it full of foam, enough to fill said box (ideally in the form of rigid, expanding foam packs like this, and simply ship it to wherever you're going. Make sure to insure it, because if something is going to be damaged by shipping it, a monitor is a good candidate.

You could also ship your PC as well. Hopefully you still have the box for your case, but if not, boxing it up with foam is easier than with the display. You just need static free packing peanuts. If you're using the OEM CPU cooler, you don't need to unmount it prior to shipping, but you should unmount the GPU, put it in an anti-static bag, and either ship it in the same box as your computer, or seperately if there's no room.

Edit: as I think about it, you could probably ship the monitor with the packing peanuts. It's certainly cheaper than the expanding foam.

u/SafetyMan35 · 2 pointsr/smallbusiness


ROLLO Thermal Direct Shipping Label (Pack of 500 4x6 Fan-Fold Labels) - Commercial Grade

BETCKEY - 2.25" x 1.25" UPC Barcode & Multipurpose Labels Compatible with Zebra & Rollo Label Printer,Premium Adhesive & Perforated[6 Rolls, 6000 Labels]

u/muskratio · 2 pointsr/boardgames

I have Dominion and all its expansions except for Alchemy, and all those will fit in one of the boxes if you remove the insert. I printed out some dividers, and shoved all the rest of the boxes in the basement. It's pretty packed in and the box is heavy, but it's way better than lugging around a ton of big boxes, and if you don't have any money like me, it's probably the best solution for storage. If you only have the base game, I think the plastic insert is just fine, and nothing else really needs to be done.

For any games with a stack of loose cards that don't come with a tuckbox and don't snugly fit into the box insert, I print out a tuckbox using this website. It's really convenient - just measure your stack of cards, get the pdf, and print! I also remove the little URLs they stick on there, and center the template, because otherwise my printer cuts it off, but that takes seconds. Then you just cut it out, score the lines, fold it up, and tape/glue it in one or two places (I like to use double-sided tape, because glue is messy). I bought some cheap card stock to print it out on, and it makes great little tuck boxes that fit neatly into any box. :) I have Tales of the Arabian Nights, and this was a lifesaver for that, since that game has like 4-5 distinct decks of cards and nowhere neat to put them in the box, haha. Before I made tuckboxes for them, I was having to keep each deck in a plastic bag, and that was a huge pain....

Netrunner I have sleeved, and I keep that in one of these. There's nothing wrong with the box it comes in, but I already had this lying around, and it's smaller than the Netrunner box, which is nice.

For games with lots of little tokens and stuff, I just put them all in little plastic baggies. I don't bother to label the baggies unless there's a lot of distinct but similar-looking tokens (like with Small World) - it's pretty obvious what's in them otherwise, haha. These are a good size in general. You almost never need them to be bigger. If the insert is really good, I sometimes don't bother with this. If they might be flying around in the box, though, it's a good idea.

u/raven_79 · 2 pointsr/sex

Absolutely! They have myriad applications... Here's some on Amazon

u/ranchochupacabrash · 2 pointsr/LSD

I would put some tabs in a bag like this in my pocket. If you're going to get searched just swallow the tabs.

u/jgron4 · 2 pointsr/Flipping
u/Toastedpubes · 1 pointr/FulfillmentByAmazon

I was just in your shoes a week is a link for some cheap bags. Best of luck.

u/Citizen_V · 1 pointr/Watches

I know some people use small ziplock baggies like this.

u/blahs · 1 pointr/Coffee

I usually dose out my beans into separate small baggies like these: Just be sure to squeeze out the air.

u/slippy0101 · 1 pointr/Nootropics
u/jsc101 · 1 pointr/funkopop

8x6x4 is the perfect fit for a bubble-wrapped regular Pop! Vinyl. It's cheap on amazon - $8 for 25 boxes, free shipping via prime. That's how I sell on eBay. If they're more expensive pops, double box - use this box and then another box outside of it.

u/nerdysnowbunny · 1 pointr/funkopop

I get mine off Amazon either 8x6x4 or 9x6x4. Priced cheaper than I can find them locally and they usually ship them out pretty fast.

u/omniblastomni · 1 pointr/teslamotors

A Faraday Cage?

Faraday Cage Military Grade Uber THICK EMP ESD Solar Blackout Bags 10pc 2-Metal Layer, FULLY-SPECCED, Heavy Duty Electro-shielding Kit X-Large Laptop / Notebook iPad Windows Survivalists Preppers

u/lowberry · 1 pointr/Flipping

What about these:

Those are the ones I ordered, 8.99 for 200 sheets and I think 400 labels. not too bad. these seem to be the ones everyone is recommending. Ill probably never use them all anyways, or maybe over the course of a few years

u/kmaura15 · 1 pointr/poshmark

I just use ones like these that I can fit in my normal printer. When I go to print I just change the layout to print 2 pages per sheet and it lines up perfectly. Its made my life so much easier! My mailman suggested placing some tape over the barcode/tracking just in case the label gets wet (he said hes seen some that were completely unreadable) but I never had any issues even before I did that.

u/jayhat · 1 pointr/preppers
u/freedoomed · 1 pointr/Firearms

These hold about 200 rounds of 22 each.

These hold about 500 rounds.

i transfer from the cardboard to zip top bags after i open the cardboard packaging.

u/smoocheepoo · 1 pointr/Etsy

I use these:

They are incredibly reasonably priced for labels, and I've never had an issue with the adhesive.

u/entropys_child · 1 pointr/preppers

2x3" 2mil zipper baggies in 100ct packages are sold by Uline in cartons of 1000. Various people are selling these by 100ct for about $3-4 shipping included on Amazon. Note 4mil are also available. At Uline, they are foodsafe, can't guarantee everybody's is from Uline, but if you really care, you could inquire before buying. (Note as an oxygen barrier, plastic is considered permeable especially in the long term- months and years.)

u/Aubdebree · 1 pointr/tabletopgamedesign

I believe you're looking for "newsprint paper". Where are you located? caries a wide assortment of it.

Edit: link

u/kingofdiamonds66 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette
u/midlifecrackers · 1 pointr/smallbusiness

Get a postage scale and an account with or something similar. You'll pay a monthly fee, but you get a small discount on postage. And IMO less time spent wandering a Post Office is worth the $15/mo or whatever. You print the USPS label and either schedule a pickup on their mobile app, or drop off at a USPS or UPS Store.

If packaging is an issue, I've had success with Uline. I was able to bulk order a few regularly used sizes, getting my cost per ship down to pennies. If you're not doing a large volume yet, lots of shipper sizes can be ordered by the dozen or 50 from amazon, etc.

I think you can even save certain shipping weight/package sizes in your profile. I also use these to make my life easier, they format perfectly to both and Etsy shipping profiles.

u/cockadoodledoofucker · 1 pointr/kratom

Not who you asked but I think they're referring to ones like this

Maybe slightly larger ones though.

u/Matt_LSATLab · 1 pointr/LSAT

I used to print practice tests for students on that paper to mimic the real test conditions. It's 30lb newsprint. This might work for you.

u/Ellagon · 1 pointr/Catan

Yeah, I don't see them in stores. You'll probably have to go online, maybe something like this:

u/Tree_Chop · 1 pointr/Flipping
u/handbasket_rider · 1 pointr/Roadcam
u/Zerak-Tul · 1 pointr/Denmark

De firmaer der bygger pre-built systems gør det nogen gange med at smide pakker med expanding foam ind i selv kabinettet, som det her

Men jeg tror ikke du kan købe bare en enkel eller to pakker af det, så det bliver nok lidt pricy.

Men taget i betragtning af at du planlægger at skidtet skal retur til Danmark igen om et halt eller helt år (lyder det som om), så er det nok en god ide det med en bærbar. Den vil du jo have brug af i flere år og den kan du nemt tage med dig frem og tilbage.

:edit: Her er en enkel pak af det, er vist mere realistisk

Og et eksempel på hvordan det virker:

u/Glitter_Pubes · 1 pointr/cigars these plus first class costs under 3 dollars to ship 5 cigars. I think it's 2.77 first class through Priority is still over 7 bucks and it never makes it in the two days they promise anyways.

u/87AZ · 0 pointsr/Flipping

I picked up some 2-up 5.5x8.5 labels from amazon, those 2 per sheet labels. Anyway, I noticed that within a few hours of applying them to the box they're curling up in the corners, so I have been using extra tape and taping the labels down to be safe.

Can anyone recommend some better labels with better adhesive?

These are the ones I use now:

u/HingleMcCringle_ · -1 pointsr/destiny2


200 pages of sticker paper. Print the design on it and cut it out. I use this stuff all the time to sticker-bomb whatever.