Packaging Distributors since 1998 – Division of Gift Basket Expressions
Since 1998 we we have supplied online shoppers and business owners in Chicago and the Mid-West with quality wholesale packaging supplies. Through our innovated order and delivery systems upgrades and our “CUSTOMER FIRST” attitude, we are now recognized as a major player in packaging supplies. We are fast becoming the leading distributor of shipping and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America.
We love to take the frustrated clients that are being burned by late deliveries and bad customer service and make those frustrations disappear.
What can we help you with? About anything and everything within the packaging world.
We also specialize in stock product packaging for anyone that is not ready for a custom product package. Custom packaging is always preferred, looks great, portrays a brand, protects your product, but very expensive, a stock corrugated mailer that costs 79 cents would be around 2 dollars and you would need to minimum order 10000 to get that price.
We have over 1000 sizes of stock corrugated boxes, mailers, and UPS-able Bubble Rolls that ship ground service along with your boxes. Our plastic bags and shrink wrap prices are some of the lowest nationwide. We stock corrugated trash containers, corrugated shipping boxes, insulated shipping boxes and gaylord scrap containers which are popular in bindery’s and print shops.
We have recently added Moving Tips, Packing Tip’s, and other blog pages like the Online Auction Website List and the Online Auto Auction Website list. I think it’s one of the best and most complete lists available today online. They are your suggestions so please feel free to send us your favorite sites so we can add them and share them with everyone. Other blog pages include tip’s on how to have a great rummage or garage sale, how to find a reputable mover, finding free boxes, what to pack and not to pack, and tip’s to help move your pet’s.
Back by Popular Demand – For 2019 we have updated our list of Online Auction Websites and Online Classifieds including some of your suggestions – Its so big now we had to split it into multiple pages and we have added an Auto Auction Page and Realty Auction Page. Even if you do not bid some of the items up for bid are interesting and fun to look at.
GBE Packaging specializes in helping companies find the right product they need at the right price. If you own a business that ships products or you are responsible for purchasing packaging supplies we want to help! You may want to research a new product or maybe your current supplier is not so reliable, or you may just want to see if you can save money in product costs with us, we would like to help.
We wanted to make it as easy as possible, So please call us or it can be as easy as sending us an email, tell us what you buy now, how many at a time, where you have it delivered?
We will respond asap and we can send you a written quote so you can compare that to what you currently pay.
At GBE Packaging we maintain 3 separate product lines for our clients, each one shipping from different locations so its easier to keep the product lines separate to get the lowest shipping from that location. You will need to register on each site separately but it only takes a moment to register and it’s safe, we never sell or share customer information.
GBE Packaging Supplies – www.gbepackaging.com
Boxes and Bags – www.boxesandbags.com
Product Packaging Supplies – www.productpackagingsupplies.com
Each site offers a large selection of industrial packing products and related materials, packing labels for standard shipping applications as well as anti static warning labels and D.O.T labels. Shock Guard and Tilt Watch labels help protect your products and parts during the shipping cycle and insure they arrive safely. Our box tape and hand tape dispenser prices speak for themselves. Air pillows are lighter than bubble and are easier to work with than packing peanuts.
Our extensive assortment of corrugated moving boxes, dish pack boxes, glass partitions, wardrobe boxes, and other moving supplies means you can save time and money ordering from your best source for quality shipping boxes and moving supplies. Compare us to the competition, you’ll find we simply have the lowest prices for packaging!
No hassles or gimmicks. Just great prices every time !
This tool lets you reduce boxes to the exact size required. Save money as no need to maintain excess sizes. Save supplies since less void fill needed to fill boxes. Save Claims-Better Fit Equals Less Damage. With blade saver. Cover the blade after use, for safety and protection. Swivel the cover off before use. Ruled for precise measurements.
Our Insulated Shipping Boxes are reusable and built tough to last many shipping cycles. High quality insulated styrofoam shipping boxes are double the protection with a sturdy styrofoam box on the inside and a tough corrugated box over that.
Our insulated shipping boxes also known as insulated shippers are great for international frozen food transport and fresh ocean products. If your shipping refrigerated items you’ll need quality insulated shipping boxes. Whether its fresh food or frozen food our insulated shippers will help maintain a constant cool temperature when used with proper amount of frozen gel packs or ice. Our insulated shippers are great for food service or catering operations when hot or cold food has to be transported to remote sites. Used for medical transports and critical part shipments for the nuclear energy industry as well. Cartons are printed with Rush, Perishable and This Side Up arrows shipping instructions.
One of the most popular gel packs available today! The ultimate in refrigerant packs. Keep perishables at a constant and desirable temperature for days, or extend your shipping times. Leak proof, reusable and economical to use. Tested and shown to be the coldest and best gel refrigerant available. Specifically formulated with food safe, non-toxic materials that stay colder than ice.
Our Frozen Gel Packs keep perishables and food at a constant temperature for days when you use our Frozen Gel Packs along with our Insulated Shipping Boxes. Together they are an impressive cold shipper. Great for candy and chocolate shipping any time of the year. Frozen gel packs will keep your products cool in any climate. Gel ice packs are reusable and safe for use with food. For best results use Freezer gel packs with insulated foam shipping boxes.
Our Frozen Gel Packs are great for cold therapy packs and cold packs for sports organizations, High Schools, Grade Schools, Recreation Centers and any public event where first aid may be required. Keep perishables at a constant temperature for days when used with a properly insulated shipping container or box.
Tested and shown to be the coldest and best gel refrigerant available. Specifically formulated with food safe, non-toxic materials that stay colder than ice. These cold packs are ideal for use in keeping perishable items cold while in transit or in storage for extended periods
of time. The ultimate in refrigerant packs. Leak proof, reusable and economical to use. Our cold packs are made with durable polyethylene or foil substrates that are tightly sealed to ensure maximum resistance to puncturing and splitting. These products are printed with eco-friendly
water-based inks. Our cold packs represent a low cost thermal protection solution for all one-way, round trip
and other high volume temperature sensitive shipments.
If you plan to ship anything using gel packs, or dry ice we suggest that you check with that shipper to see if there are specific regulations that you must follow. We also recommend if time permits that you try a cold shipping test first to be sure your product will transport correctly.
Pack an insulated container as you would on ship day and
put the frozen gel packs inside the insulated container and seal the container up as you would on ship day.
Leave the box to sit for 24 hours then open the box and check temperatures.
Perfect for Catering Services and Food Service use. Made to last for years and take a beating without leaking.
When using cold packs with food please keep in mind the USDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) recommends that food should not be left out at room temperature more than 2 hours (1 hour if the temperature is above 90 °F). Many drinks and food items just taste better when cool, but your real concern should be bacteria. Perishable food should be kept at temperatures less than 40 degrees. As the temperature rises above 40 degrees bacteria will begin to grow. The higher the temperature, the faster bacteria will grow. This is when frozen gel packs can help.
Our Freezer Gel Packs are the most effective way to keep food cold and safe to eat. They are filled with food grade non toxic gel that freezes solid after 4-6 hours in the freezer. Freezer gel packs freeze at a lower temperature than water so they keep things colder and last longer than regular ice. They can keep your food cold 4-6 hours depending on the outside temperature. It is recommended not to place any perishable food in direct sunlight. Best of all our gel packs can be cleaned with soap and water between use. Use anti bacteria soap or a diluted bleach mixture to kill bacteria. We try to keep prices low so you can buy a case of Gel Packs and use year round.
RE-FREEZ-R-BRIX™ – Can keep items at a steady temperature for 12-14 days so other products just don’t compare. Whether you are shipping food, pharmaceuticals, lab samples, or blood products these gel refrigerants are great for extending shipping times for temperature sensitive products. Re-Freez-R-Brix are engineered with non-toxic food safe materials and sealed in a heavy plastic leak-proof pouch, and are rated the best in foam refrigerants.
Also perfect for food catering, hot or cold, sport injuries, physical therapy, and we offer same day shipping to get your order to you fast. These gel refrigerant packs are reusable and made to last for years and are easy to wipe and dry. No minimum order or handling fee’s just great pricing and fast shipping.
Recommended ratio: One pound of freezer packs per three pounds of product. Long lasting and leak proof Re-Freez-R-Brix will last for countless shipping cycles.
Known as the Refrigerator in a bag. These are some of the best cold and warm packs available today. Tested and shown to be the best gel refrigerant available. Specifically formulated with food safe, non-toxic materials sealed in a heavy plastic pouch, and are rated the best in foam refrigerants. Other products just don’t compare. These cold packs are ideal for use in keeping perishable items cold while in transit or in storage for extended periods of time. The ultimate in refrigerant packs. Leak proof, reusable and economical to use. Our cold packs are made with durable polyethylene or foil substrates that are tightly sealed to ensure maximum resistance to puncturing and splitting. These products are printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. Our cold packs represent a low cost thermal protection solution for all one-way, round trip and other high volume temperature sensitive shipments.
If you plan to ship anything using gel packs, or dry ice we suggest that you check with that shipper to see if there are specific regulations that you must follow. We also recommend that you try a cold shipping test first to be sure your product will transport correctly. Put the frozen gel packs inside the insulated container and seal the container up as you would on ship day and leave the box to sit for 24 hours then open the box and check temperatures. Below we have included some informative links about shipping with Gel Packs and Dry Ice. Also remember that the box void is the main reason for damage during shipment so be sure to secure your product so it does not bounce and shift around during transport.
If you choose to utilize dry ice rather than frozen gel packs, please remember safe handling procedures. Check with your shipper for specific regulations. Dry Ice requires special labeling and handling.
Fast Shipping: We ship all of our Gel Packs the Same Day or Next Business Day.