When shipping your beautiful plants or fish to and from members (especially after all the work you have done trying to grow them both); consider this:
for the boxes you are purchasing you may be able to get SOMETHING BETTER
Come to find out (I learned this from another very smart member - Betty) that every single vets office
has these boxes.
For those of us shipping to or from the Northeastern United States or almost anywhere that gets snow or frost this time of year
, these boxes could make a huge difference in shipping. And again remember - they are free!
From my experience, every single vets office I called or stopped at after work said that they break down or throw out their boxes between 10 am and noontime. So if you want some of these great free boxes, just figure out on your drive to and from work - which vets office is closest to your workplace. And give them a call. They might ask you what you want them for. Some don't care. I said to ship plants in. No problem. And then when you finish work - if the office is on your drive home, you may be able to pick them up on your drive home. Or they might leave them by the doorway for you if they have already closed by the time you get there.
You get the PERFECT box to ship during FREEZING or VERY HOT weather, your recipient may very well compliment you on the shipment they received, you can save your money you would have wasted on a brand new box, AND YOU RECYCLED!!!!
Here are photos of just one. (Pardon my photo skills - I hope they look okay.