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Buying from packaging manufacturers vs packaging retailers- which is best?

If you need to buy some boxes or other types of packaging materials for house moving such as bubble wrap or tape for the purpose of moving home or office, or if you need to put something into storage, or if you need to send something in the post, then it is important to know the pros and cons of buying from either a packaging manufacturer versus buying from a packaging retailer instead. So what are the benefits firstly of buying from a packaging manufacturer?

Packaging Supplies UK

  • Packaging supplies UK manufacturers typically deal in large quantities of packaging. If you need boxes, they will only deal with large pallets of boxes, so you need to be able to buy at least a few hundred if not a few thousand of each type of box or bubble wrap type that you need. The benefits of this, are that their prices per item are likely to be far lower than if you were buying them from a retailer who deals in smaller quantities. This can save you money in the long run, especially if you are business who regularly needs packaging for sending things in the post, but this isn’t quite so ideal if you are moving home and only require a relatively small amount of packaging, as a one-off.

And what are the benefits of buying from a packaging accessories UK retailer instead?

  • Packaging retailers deal in smaller quantities of Cardboard boxes for packing and bubble wrap and will let you buy as little as one box at a time in most cases, and offer packs of five or ten boxes too. This means that if you are moving home, this is an ideal service for you, because it means you can get the exact amount that you need, without being forced to buy lots that you don’t want, which can in turn save you money. The price per box is a lot more expensive however, so if you need lots of packaging, then it can be very expensive to do it this way. Businesses should probably buy from manufacturers as opposed to retailers, but house movers should buy from retailers rather than manufacturers.
  • Retailers usually hold stock of their entire range of boxes and bubble wrap and packaging materials UK, which means you can often get much quicker delivery times with them than you would get with a manufacturer who makes to order.