Say NO to ULINE
If you're like us, you spent several years supporting ULINE for your shipping and packing materials and office supplies. Huge variety, good prices, fast delivery, what wasn't to love? Then the giant catalogs started to show up once every few weeks. Then you started hearing maybe they were kind of Republican but it was OK cause just look at all those mailing envelopes! And the first aid kits and packing tape!
Then the company president Liz Uihlein (get it? They named the company after themselves) unnecessarily published a letter jam-packed with racism, veiled racism, and varying degrees of subtle racism. Then we found out her husband, Richard Uihlein donated ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS to a group trying to help get accused pedophile and devout bigot Roy Moore elected to Senate. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?
So now you're stuck, wondering where the hell you're going to find all the great packing, shipping, and office supplies your business depends on without having to send money to a company who is afraid of brown people and gay people, but thinks pedophiles are A-OK??? Well, here is a thorough list of great alternatives to ULINE! Please support these companies, please share this list, and please send us any other suggestions to add to it!
----------> PACKING / MAILING SUPPLIES
- wide variety of paper for printing and packaging, kraft paper, packing tape. Twin Cities based!
- eco-friendly shopping bags, custom printed bags, zip-top and paper bags
- bags for LPs, comics, baseball cards, photos, stamps + shipping supplies
- corrugated boxes, mailers, foam, tape, twine, media mailers. Recommended for record dealers!
CEDAR BOX COMPANY
- custom cardboard boxes and wooden shipping crates, wooden pallets, and more. Twin Cities based!
- poly bags for food & gifts, envelopes, decorative boxes, shipping boxes
CORNELL-ROBBINS PAPER AND BOX COMPANY
- corrugated boxes, mailers, mailing tubes, styrofoam, tape
- corrugated boxes, mailers, packing and shipping supplies
ECOENCLOSE (we love this place and order from them often!)
- biodegradable / sustainable packaging, custom size mailing boxes
- custom shopping bags, sustainable packaging
- kraft paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, poly bags, paper mailers
LCH PAPER TUBE
- sturdy, custom cardboard tubes - great for shipping posters! Minnesota-based!
MR. BOX ONLINE
- shipping and packaging materials, custom printed cardboard boxes
THE PACKAGING GROUP
- industrial packing supplies, cardboard boxes, tape, plastic sheeting, edge protectors
- corrugated boxes, chipboard, custodial supplies, mailers, bubble wrap, stretch tape
- eco-friendly / custom printed packaging for food, gifts, store display
PRIME PACKAGING CORP
- custom sized cardboard boxes, shipping labels, tape, mailers
- office supplies, ink and toner, Office Max alternative
- food and beverage packaging, industrial fabrication
RUSSELL LABEL & PACKAGING CO
- bags for shopping, food, merchandise, boxes, pricing labels. Twin Cities based!
SUNSHINE CANDLE & SOAP
- small cardboard display boxes
TRINITY PACKAGING SUPPLY
- corrugated boxes, packing tape, packing film, wooden pallets, void fill
U.S. PACKAGING AND WRAPPING
- shrink wrap, plastic wrap, tape, packaging supplies
- corrugated boxes, packing and shipping supplies, glassine, carts, poly bags
VAN OWNERS PURCHASING BUREAU
- packing, shipping, moving materials, Long Island-based company
- sturdy cardboard mailing tubes, great for posters.
----------> INDUSTRIAL / HARDWARE
- custodial supplies, hardware, plumbing, storage and shelving
GRAINGER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
- tools, hardware, safety supplies, electrical, custodial supplies, shelving
1-800 GRAINGER (472-4643)
- hardware, electrical, lighting, storage, shipping
----------> ARCHIVAL SUPPLIES
- archival binders, boxes
- archival folders, document preservation, exhibit display, storage, shelving
- archival boxes, archival pages, photo display and handling supplies
- order fulfillment