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Thu July 21 2016 10:55:10

Does Reusing Amazon Boxes Help Get Packages Delivered Faster?

By: Ina Steiner

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Does reusing an Amazon-branded box help or hurt speed of delivery of packages? Some people have theorized that because Amazon works closely with the USPS that packages with their logos are given priority over other non-Amazon packages.
 
Many online sellers reuse boxes to send their orders, so we wondered if readers had any thoughts about how reusing an Amazon-branded box would impact the speed with which it would move through the mail stream. Would it be treated like any other package, even if the label itself shows it's not coming from Amazon?
 
When you ship items yourself, do you hesitate before reusing boxes that advertise other brands, such as Amazon or other retailers?




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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Thu Jul 21 11:39:31 2016

Where can I buy Amazon boxes?

I know for a fact the USPS gives those boxes PRIORITY!

I would love to send my eBay items in Amazon boxes. . .

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by: 27tcle This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jul 21 13:31:55 2016

Reused them a few times, seem to be on par with flat rate priority mail boxes, so probably expedited. I use mostly the flat and regional rate stuff from the USPS anyway and it's pretty darn fast. 2 days not counting the shipping day on average.

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jul 21 14:53:23 2016

If you talk with your mail carrier they will tell you any package with the amazon label gets priority over anything else. Even Sunday deliveries.

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by: Volvo351 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jul 21 22:30:54 2016

Given how badly eBay gouges sellers, you have to save dough any reasonable way you can. Reusing packaging? That's a no-brainer. I don't care if it has Satan's logo on it; if the item fits the box and it's serviceable, item is going in that box.

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by: Jester This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 00:09:17 2016

Yes I reuse Amazon boxes and yes they get there like priority mail.

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by: GotToGetOut This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 00:29:12 2016

Interesting. I get used Amazon boxes from my recycling center where I can go daily if I need to to get as many Amazon boxes as I want. I didn't realize using them had an advantage.

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by: cash4clothesbozeman This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 00:34:13 2016

I have had the conversation with the carrier about Amazons influence. remember that free shipping will be the downfall of Amazon.  I hate when I get an ebay returned item in an AMAZON BOX.
Thank you  Bruce wendt

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 05:13:28 2016

Memo to self:  Be sure and scour the alleys for amazon boxes.

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by: angryllama This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 07:30:30 2016

Two thoughts on this. ONE, sure thing I will IN THE FUTURE go out of my way to collect and ReUse AMAZON boxes the same way I currently ReUse just about ANY SOLID BOX that does not say it previously contained any of the USPS short list of prohibited items, i.e. Liquor, Flammables, Explosives. TWO: I wonder if the USPS is taking such packages all the way to DISTANT zip codes and then DINGING the buyer with Dimensional Weight UPCHARGES on packages under 7 pounds but OVER one cubic foot? Yes, I do understand that AMAZON has dozens of Fulfillment Centers across the USA, but I cannot believe that they have ALL of their LARGER items in stock at ALL of those centers.  The question this raises for me is HOW AMAZON doesn't TAKE A BATH -$$$ on 5 cubic foot Priority packages that contain SuperLightWeight items from New York to California. USPS Priority is WEIGHT RATED only to distance zones up thru FOUR.  Zones 5 thru 9 get calculated in cubic feet and then UP-RATED to the appropriate Dimensional Weight since Priority to 5 thru 9 FLY rather than taking the ground-based scenic route.  NO, I'm never going to RISK shipping a HUGE AMAZON EMBLAZONED box to zone 5 - 9 on the HOPE that it won't get UpRated, but it does make one think.  This morning a NEARLY one cubic foot Priority package to New York from me in Texas was to ZONE 6.  It weighed only 2 pounds, but if I had too casually grabbed up a 1.1 cubic foot re-used box for that shipment and PURCHASED the PayPal shipping label WITHOUT putting in the TRUE dimensions of that box it would have been RE-Rated as 7 or even 8 pounds with the consignee / buyer in New York State getting presented with nearly $15 postage due... with exactly NO REGARD to how much that buyer had already paid ME thru eBay/PayPal. Even EASY GOING BUYERS would have gotten P*ssed over that sort of SURPRISE! PACKAGE.  

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 07:53:25 2016

I would think that Amazon has a sweetheart deal with the post office. Have you ever noticed that the cost to ship something is never revealed on Amazon labels.

If the truth be known Amazon probably only pays one tenth of what an average seller pays.

How else would one explain that 35 pound box of cat litter that cost 11.58 on Amazon and 12.99 anywhere else can be shipped for free.

One would have to be on some distant planet to think that Amazon isn't getting a chinese rate as in the real world that same box would cost nearly 15.00 to ship just 100 miles much less a few hundred.

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This user has validated their user name. by: White Rabbit

Fri Jul 22 09:25:50 2016

i'm thinking.. just get a magic marker and make a big smiley arrow on those ebay boxes!

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by: Moonwishes This user has validated their user name.
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Fri Jul 22 09:29:19 2016

Most of my orders can got out in bubble mailers, but if a box is needed, I mostly use Amazon ones. I get so many of them in every shape and size due to being a Vine reviewer and also we buy things from Amazon a lot. I've never checked to see how much faster things move that are in an Amazon box. I do feel guilty however, when our stack of boxes get to be too much and we have to burn them to get rid of them and all the excess packing supplies. I wish I knew a seller that could use them.  

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by: FREDDY This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 09:44:33 2016

USPS delivers a lot of Amazon boxes that are from UPS or fedex. Told by USPS that those get priority in delivery.
I reuse Amazon boxes all the time. I also reuse all clean boxes.  Waste not want not. Plus, I like trees. The more the better.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Fri Jul 22 13:33:09 2016

So, make a stencil and get busy  :o)

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Fri Jul 22 13:34:06 2016

Doesn't look like an arrow  :o)

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Fri Jul 22 13:34:37 2016

or a smile....

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jul 22 17:13:58 2016

And watch your dopey eBay buyer complain: " I bought from eBay but my Sellers shipped from Amazon ... "  

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This user has validated their user name. by: White Rabbit

Sat Jul 23 06:15:55 2016

has anyone had in luck reselling Ebay boxes or the other free supplies? LOL

this ebay stuff is starting to pile up

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This user has validated their user name. by: White Rabbit

Sat Jul 23 06:18:02 2016

I am wondering if you can drop ship these free supplies to others? or if that address has to be your address on file to ship the supplies to?



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