Want to hear a funny story?
Back in 1992, I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland. Right out of school, I was accepted into the University of Arizona graduate program and got my MBA at age 23. Before the program was even over, Andersen Consulting (at the time, the world's largest management consulting firm - now called Accenture) recruited me to work in their Los Angeles office. I spent the next 10 years as an enterprise technology consultant, implementing world-class systems like SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel. I helped huge companies like AT&T, Boeing, Hunt-Wesson and Sutter Home Winery implement and utilize these massive software packages that were designed to handle sales, customer service, inventory, production, distribution and human resource processes. Through the years, I became known as an expert in sales, distribution and logistics.
Today, I sell used cardboard boxes!!!
It's true! In 2002, I started buying and selling used cardboard boxes in my neighborhood, just because I knew people wanted to get rid of them after they move... and I knew others would buy used boxes, if they were available. I figured I'd test it out and see if anything came from it. Well, that little "neighborhood experiment" is now an international technology business that's changing the way people view cardboard boxes.
UsedCardboardBoxes.com services every residential address in the continental US (with free shipping, in 1-2 days).
In a way, we still do the same thing: We buy quality used boxes from big companies that were typically just recycling them as scrap. We then sell those very same boxes to both consumers and businesses that need them. We pay our suppliers more than they get from a recycler, and we sell to customers for less than retail!
We've come a long way since 2002. We now have a state-of-the-art, user-friendly website, sophisticated backend technology, a network of distribution centers all across the country, national contracts with UPS and FedEx and the most talented, passionate, customer-focused team of employees a company could ask for!
We know moving is stressful! Our goal is to help you "Save Time, Save Money, Save Trees" during that process, and it's what we live and breathe. Even though we are an international technology company, much of our business is generated through word-of-mouth... just like it was when I first started selling boxes in my neighborhood. Because of this, I ask you a sincere favor: If you purchase from UsedCardboardBoxes.com and valued the experience (which I know you will), please let your friends, colleagues and coworkers know about us.
If, for any reason, you experienced less-than-perfection or if you just have suggestions for us, I'd love to hear from you. Our customers are our driving force and I want to know how we are doing, at every level of our business. So don't hesitate to shoot me a line, if even just to say hello.
It is with sincere gratitude that I personally thank each and every one of our customers for helping us "keep the trees in the forest, and the boxes off our streets!"