Cheap Shipping Boxes – Used and New

Many people think of BoxCycle primarily in the context of moving boxes, but it is also designed to help people sell and find cheap shipping boxes.  For example, you can now find a decent variety of new and used shipping boxes in Los Angeles.  And if shipping boxes you need aren’t available in your area yet you can create Boxes Wanted listings, which are designed to help large sellers find buyers... read more

Sell Used Boxes Without Predictable Inventory

Sellers who receive boxes sporadically are quite common.  Ideally, we want them to store their boxes and either update their inventory manually or approximate it with an automated schedule.  But what typically happens is that boxes are stored for a short period of time and thrown out and the inventory is never updated. It’s hard to expect sellers to store boxes and remember to update inventory if... read more

Permission Denied During Rails Freeze Gems

Hopefully, this will save some Rails programmers a bit of searching. Permission denied – activesupport-2.3.2 or activesupport error when trying to run rake rails:freeze:gems?  For solution refer to .  In a nutshell, you need to edit line 28 of rubylibrubygems1.8gemsrails-2.3.2libtasksframework.rake to include sleep(5) between the Gem::GemRunner line and the mv... read more

BoxCycle Makes Selling Used Boxes Easy

Most potential box sellers simply throw their boxes away (or at best recycle them) instead of letting them be reused.  Their reasons tend to be similar: lack of knowledge of other options, belief that reuse will be too time consuming, disruptive, or expensive, and lack of interest in dealing with retail consumers. Until BoxCycle these concerns would often be correct.  Although people tend to group us with... read more