boxes for shipping wheels

Shopping List

  1. 2 Medium Size Storage Boxes: For wheels up to 17 x 8 ($1.34 each @ Home Depot) - Buy a pack of 10 on Amazon for $27.50
  2. Extra Large Size Storage Boxes: For wheels larger than 17x8 ($2.34 each @ Home Depot) - Buy X-Large Moving Boxes (10-Pack) for $39.99
  3. 50 sq. ft. x 12 in. x 50 ft. Premium Dish Foam (Home Depot has a roll for $9.97) - Buy 50 sq ft of dish foam on Amazon for $7.98
  4. 1000 Feet Stretch Wrap (Home Depot has this for $21.96, 1000ft is the smallest size) - Buy 20" x 1000 FT Roll – 55 Gauge Thick Stretch Wrap on Amazon for $19.99
  5. Packing Tape (Home Depot has this for $5.97 for a large roll, you only need 3ft of tape for 4 wheels) - Buy Scotch Sure Start Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 x 38.2 Yards, 2 Rolls and 1 Dispenser (3450S-2-1RD) on Amazon for only $5.97
  6. 1 Razor Knife ($1.98 @ Home Depot)

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Step One

  1. Build box by pulling each opposing corner out, so that the flaps secure themselves.
  2. Generously apply packing tape going both directions.

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Step Three


  1. Open one of the halves and cut that in half.
  2. Lay the wheel on top of the box and cut the excess material away.

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Step Four

  1. Use Dish Packing Foam or bubble wrap around the wheel to protect the lips and face of the wheel.

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Step Six

  1. Place both wheels in box face to face. (this makes it easier to carry & safer for transport)

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Step Seven

  1. Secure with packing tape when the box is half closed.
  2. Complete taping with the box completely closed

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Step Eight

  1. Wrap Stretch Wrap around the corners of the box.
  2. Go across the top and bottom in an "X" pattern covering the tape.

Choosing ShipNex as the Lowest Cost Shipping Provider

Notes

  1. ShipNex can offer the most cost effective solutions to your shipping needs, because of the wholesale rates available and contracts they hold with FedEx & UPS.
  2. ShipNex uses FedEx for Express Shipments & UPS for any Ground Shipments.
  3. When I compared prices to ship a set of wheels & tires (18 x 8.5 w/ 235/35/18 tyres ~210lbs) I was quoted $416 via UPS, $376 via USPS, $308 via FedEx, and $206 via ShipNex to ship from the West Coast to the East Coast.
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