Several people on this forum have commented on what a great company
Rio Grande is to deal with, and I agree. Their service & selection is
excellent, and the few times I've had a problem with a product, or
wanted to return an item for whatever reason, customer service
immediately sent a pre-paid return ticket to me, no questions asked.
Additionally, from what I understand Rio pays their employees fairly
However, there is a cost associated with all these benefits, and
naturally that cost is passed on to Rio's customers. Sometimes I'm
willing to bear that cost, and sometimes I'm not.
When I do NOT need something shipped out the same day, and
especially if I can wait a week or so for them to get it in stock, I
now order nearly all my packaging & display needs from a south
Florida company called Box Stylist. They have a 300 + page packaging
catalog, and the best prices I've found--about half the price of Rio
Grande. I think it's mostly a matter of lower overhead = lower
Call (954) 575-8000 and ask for Robin. No association, just a
That said, when you absolutely positively have to have it overnight,
Rio (or Stuller) are (IMHO) your best bet.