I needed some copy paper today

I like to buy it in 10-ream packages and often alternate between Staples and Costco, which used to be under30 buck for10 reams.

I just paid about 43 bucks, including delivery and tax for 10 reams of Staples own brand, using a discount provided by my Capitaone card.
The now ordinary price of copy paper on Amazon, Costco, and Staples has gone insane.

I send printed packing slips with every book I ship, but I may have to reconsider this.

OTOH, it cuts down on complaints by giving buyers complete descriptions of the books they have purchased in hand when their book arrives.

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I just cracked my last case of paper from back when staples used to do those stupid $15 for a case sales.

Paper is heavy!

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Packing slips, I always send one, but I have my print settings to 80% (I think) and paper size set to 8.5 x 5.5 (half sheet) everything is still readable and double paper life!

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We buy ours at Walmart, and pick it up ourselves. Heavy, but not that old yet.

Plus it allows us to get “Office Supplies” in the beer :beers: section of wally world.

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Agree that prices are crazy… BUT

even at $50 per case (10 Reams x 500 sheets) works out at 1¢ each.

I suggest you reconsider, reconsidering…

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FBA quit putting in packing slips a while ago.

If I were FBM I would stop including packing slips not because of the cost, but because it’s not worth the work to do so.

I know it’s policy to include one, but really, does that get enforced whatsoever?

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Agree …

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I’ve reached the point that when my back is causing issues I open the case in the trunk and carry two or three reams into the house at a time. I refill the empty case sitting there and go out and get a couple more.

Sometimes it might take me a week to empty the box in the trunk.

Generally because I forget that it’s still in there.

Which reminds me — I have to get about 500 boxes out of there from the trip to Uline a week or so ago!

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Apparently not, as so many members of the Amazon Seller Community have publicly proclaimed over the last dozen years or so that they do not comply w/ Clause (i) of section “S-2.1 Sale and Fulfillment” in the ASBSA - and yet I’ve yet to hear of any difficulties for doing so.

We ourselves include one w/ every shipment, on any platform & for any aspect of our multiple divisions (retail isn’t our only gig), not because Amazon requires it - but rather because our internal processes have avoided various snafus over the last ½-century by doing so.

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I second this.

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And DESPITE doing this so that I double and triple check what I pick and pack by having that slip in front of me I just sent out the wrong item to someone.

So, who can read the fine print on the package when one is 12025 and the correct one is 12052???

And I just got new bifocals for close reading…:rage::rage::rage:

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Can you type more clearly, please?

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My problem with Costco paper is that it is so heavy, my postage goes up for regular documents sent in envelopes. The old stuff was thinner, and weighed far less for a typical 20-page document

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When I pack a book, I double check the ASIN against the ISBN on the book, then make a mental note of something about the address (odd name, city, etc.) so that when I print the shipping label, I’ll notice if something is off. Since I’m not doing bulk orders, pretty easy to get things right, but I know at least once in the last couple of months I realized that I had clicked on the wrong “Buy Shipping” button. I don’t find it hard at all to include.

And while paper has gone up, I think I probably notice the cost of cardboard even more.

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I am buying paper at Walmart.

This week Staples offered me a case of Hammermill paper at 37.99 which is close to what I pay for single reams at Walmart.

I really do not need more than a couple of reams on hand at my current sales volumes,

AS for weight - I have never bought paper in other than 20 lb weight unless I was doing something special.

Costco.com has HP and Hammermill Paper in 20 lb weight, and does offer a 24 lb paper which I have never bought. Costco.com price for paper is way too high. I have not checked in the warehouse recently.

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