BCW Free Shipping with a $1,000 Wholesale Order

free_shipping_DP_ForLess_2016-300BBCW wholesale customers get free shipping on orders of $1,000 or more when their products are delivered to a single commercial address in the 48 contiguous United States (Canadian options). See below for details.

This free shipping offer is only valid for BCW wholesale accounts. Retailers can apply for a wholesale account here.

How do BCW Wholesale Accounts take advantage of Free Shipping?

  1. Add products totaling $1,000 or more to your Shopping Cart and proceed to checkout.
  2. Ship your items to a single commercial address in the 48 contiguous United States (Canadian options).
  3. Select Super Saver (SSS Ground Free!) as your shipping method.

FREE SHIPPING Terms & Conditions for BCW Wholesale Customers:

  • Orders must be made of at least $1,000 worth of in-stock items to be eligible for Free Shipping.
  • Free Shipping applies only to commercial delivery addresses in the contiguous 48 United States, the District of Columbia, and select Canadian locations. Details for Canadian wholesale customers.
  • BCW will provide lift gate service at no charge. Any additional accessorial charges incurred in the delivery of a freight shipment will be the responsibility of the customer.
  • Free Shipping is not valid to residential addresses, convention centers, schools, or hotels. Other restrictions may apply.
  • Free Shipping does not include Guaranteed Delivery, Holiday Delivery, Weekend Delivery, or Inside Delivery Services.
  • Free Shipping is not valid for C.O.D. shipments.
  • Free Shipping may not be used in conjunction with any coupon codes.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Booksh, BCW Wholesale Account Manager.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Collectors

All collectors need supplies to keep their favorite items safe and would appreciate supplies as a gift. If your friend or family member is a collector in one of the hobbies listed below, you can’t go wrong with these affordable gift ideas:

BCW Card Toploaders, Magnetics, and Baseball Cube

BCW card toploaders, magnetics, and a baseball cube

Sports Cards & Memorabilia Collecting

A pack of card sleeves for standard cards and another pack of sleeves for thicker cards are essential for sports card collectors. Toploading card holders for standard and thick cards are also popular. Magnetic card holders are great for special cards. If you know the collector keeps cards in 3-ring binders, try some BCW 9-Pocket Pages. If you’re looking to introduce a child to this hobby, try a BCW Sports Card Collector Starter Kit. If this person is a seasoned veteran with a large collection, BCW card boxes are a nice gift.

BCW Comic Book Frame, Comic Book Showcase, and Comic Book “Pow” Box

BCW Comic Book Frame, Comic Book Showcase, and Comic Book “Pow” Box

Comic Collecting

Comic Book Bags and Boards are the traditional way to protect comics. Select a pack of BCW Premade Bags & Boards and a BCW Stor-Folio for a nice combo gift. We also offer a Stor-Folio that includes ten assorted comics. If the recipient has a large comic book collection, a BCW Short Comic Box works well to keep the comics organized and safe. Comic Book Showcases and Comic Book Frames are perfect for displaying comics on a wall. If you are introducing someone to comic book collecting, a BCW Comic Book Starter Kit would be a good choice.

BCW Z-Folio, Deck Lockers, Deck Guards and Pro-Folio

BCW Z-Folio, Deck Lockers, Deck Guards and Pro-Folio

Card Gaming

For gamers playing Magic: the Gathering, Pokémon, or similar games with standard-sized cards, BCW offers several gift options. A BCW Deck Case along with two packs of Deck Guards will complement a deck of gaming cards. If the recipient collects or trades valuable gaming cards, a BCW Folio may make a better gift choice.

Coin & Currency Collecting

For coin and currency collectors, a BCW 3-Ring Binder along with some archival-safe pages for bills and coins makes a nice gift. For someone new to this hobby, a BCW Coin Collector Starter Kit is a good choice.

Record Collecting

If your friend or family member collects music records, BCW 33RPM and 45RPM boxes are nice for organizing and protecting the records. New record sleeves, jackets, and toploaders would be appreciated by these collectors. See all BCW record supplies.

Postcard Collecting

Collectors of postcards may prefer to store their postcards in protective sleeves and placed in boxes or they may prefer to use 3-ring binders and protective pages. See all BCW postcard supplies.

Happy holidays from BCW Supplies!

 

Dimensional Weight Shipping

Traditionally, shipping companies established delivery costs based on the weight of a package – the heavier the package, the more the shipping expense. However large packages that are lightweight are not profitable to the shipping companies since these light packages earn very little money while they take-up a lot of space in a truck. Hence a lot of fuel is spent to deliver fewer packages.

By January 1st, 2015, both UPS Ground and FedEx Ground will be charging for shipping based on billable weight. This includes shipments originating from BCW Supplies. There are two factors that determine the billable weight. The first is the weight of the package. The second factor is the package’s dimensional weight. The dimensional weight is the package’s density – how much it weighs for its height, length and depth. The shipping company then compares the package’s overall weight and the dimensional weight. Whichever value is greater is the package’s billable weight.

Getting an accurate weight and dimension of BCW packages is key to efficient shipping.

Recording an accurate weight and dimensions of packages is key to efficient shipping.

These changes are expected to impact the shipping costs of BCW products. For example, a box of 200 unfolded BCW trading card boxes (1-BX-660) is lightweight (43.1-lbs.), yet has a relatively large size (5.16 cubic feet). The old shipping cost was based on the package’s overall weight, but the cost for the dimensional weight is greater. Therefore the billable weight for this example has increased.

In general, consumers will see shipping costs increase for large, yet lightweight goods. Smart hobby supply distributors and retailers will be able to use this change to their advantage. Because it will be more expensive for consumers to buy goods online, consumers will turn to their local hobby shop to purchase their hobby supplies.

For consumers ordering at www.bcwsupplies.com, users can select their delivery method and see the shipping costs before checking-out. UPS Ground is our default shipping service based on their cost and reliability to deliver goods on time and undamaged. BCW is constantly evaluating the price of our products, the shipping costs, and the potential delivery methods in order to provide the best products and service at the best price.

For BCW partners utilizing BCW’s Drop Shipping program, they should refer to BCW’s Wholesale Price Sheet (updated 12/1/14) to utilize the most up-to-date dimensional weight data to establish their shipping costs.

From more information regarding shipments from BCW Supplies, please view our Shipping Policy.

NOTE: BCW Distributor and Wholesale Partners should sign-in to their www.bcwsupplies.com account in order to view their relevant Shipping Policy and Price Sheet details.

BCW Album Options

BCW offers many different albums designed for collectors. Rick discusses the options…

2″ Binders:

Plain 2″ Binder

Clearview 2″ Binder

Break Back 2″ Binder

3″ Binders:

Plain 3″ Binder

Baseball 3″ Binder – Black

Baseball 3″ Binder – Blue

Baseball 3″ Binder -Burgundy

Baseball 3″ Binder – Baseball Collector’s Album

Football 3″ Binder

Basketball 3″ Binder

Hockey 3″ Binder

Sports 3″ Binder

Comic Book 3″ Binder

Coin Collecting 3″ Binder

LX Binders:

Z-Binder LX

1″ LX Binder

Pro-Folios:

9-Pocket Pro-Folios

4-Pocket Pro-Folios

9-Pocket Pro-Folio LX

8-Pocket Pro-Folio LX

Z-Folios:

12-Pocket Z-Folio LX

11×17 Z-Folio LX

Stor-Folios:

Comic Book Stor-Folio

Comic Book Stor-Folio – BCW Print

Magazine Stor-Folio

BCW Box Folding Demos

BCW offers a wide variety of boxes to store your comic books, gaming cards, sports cards, card holders, records, and other media such as video games and dvds. If you have never folded one of these boxes on your own, the first time you fold them can be somewhat confusing. Since there may be some question about the proper way to fold these boxes, we have created videos for each one of our boxes, which includes information about what the boxes store and how to fold them. If you are having trouble folding these boxes or aren’t sure which box you need, check out these videos:

Trading Card Boxes

100 Count Storage Box (1-BX-100)

200 Count Storage Box (1-BX-200)

300 Count Storage Box (1-BX-300)

330 Count Storage Box (1-BX-330)

400 Count Storage Box (1-BX-400)

500 Count Storage Box (1-BX-500)

550 Count Storage Box (1-BX-550)

660 Count Storage Box (1-BX-660)

800 Count Storage Box (1-BX-800)

800 Count Storage Box – 2 Piece (1-BX-802)

930 Count Storage Box (1-BX-930)

Graded Trading Card Box (1-BX-GTCB)

Vault Storage Box (1-BX-VAULT)

Super Vault Storage Box (1-BX-SVAULT)

Shoe Storage Box (1-BX-SHOE)

Graded Shoe Storage Box (1-BX-GSB)

Super Shoe Storage Box (1-BX-SSHOE)

Sorting Tray Storage Box (1-BX-SORT)

3200 Count Storage Box (1-BX-3200)

Monster Storage Box (1-BX-MON)

5000 Count Storage Box (1-BX-5000)

Super Monster Storage Box (1-BX-SMON)

Trading Card Houses

Card House Storage Box (1-BX-HOUSE)

Shoe Box House (1-BX-SHOE-HOUSE)

Comic Book Boxes

Comic Book Shipper (1-BX-FLAT-11X7X1)

Short Comic Storage Box (1-BX-SHORT)

Long Comic Storage Box (1-BX-LONG)

Graded Comic Storage Box (1-BX-GCB)

Comic Book Houses

Short Comic House (1-BX-SHORT-HOUSE)

Long Comic House (1-BX-LONG-HOUSE)

Record Boxes

33 RPM Vinyl Storage Box (1-BX-33RPM-BOX)

45 RPM Vinyl Storage Box (1-BX-45RPM-BOX)

Other Storage Boxes

Media Storage Box (1-BX-MEDIA)

Magazine Storage Box (1-BX-MAGBOX)

Post Card Storage Box (1-BX-PCBOX)

Is Polyester or Polypropylene the Right Choice for my Sleeves and Bags?

We make a simple distinction between bags and sleeves. We define the bags as having a flap that wraps over the top, while the sleeves are open on the top.

In many instances, such as comic bags, you can select bags made from polyester or polypropylene. Which material is best for your needs? There are several factors to consider to make the best choice.

Both polyester or polypropylene are considered archival-safe by the U.S. Library of Congress (learn more). The different chemistry between polyester or polypropylene gives them different attributes as sleeves and bags. BoPET (biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate) is a polyester film made from stretched PET (polyethylene terephthalate). BoPET is commonly called Mylar, the brand name of BoPET developed by the DuPont company. Polyester is inert and has no plasticizers or other chemicals that will damage collectible documents. Polyester is almost completely impermeable to liquids and gases. Polyester is transparent and does not yellow with age. Polyester film is the material of choice for archiving many of the United States’ most valuable historical documents according to the Library of Congress. Polypropylene is also archival safe, however it is gas permeable.

Polyester sleeves and bags are more rigid than polypropylene counterparts. This gives polyester bags a brilliant, shiny surface. Polyester bags are strong and unlikely to tear, while the flexibility of polypropylene bags may be a better solution for some needs.

If price is a consideration, polypropylene sleeves and bags are more cost effective than those made from polyester (Mylar). This makes polypropylene the popular choice for large collections.

For all of the bags and sleeves offered by BCW Supplies, we clearly define what material is used in its production. The description is found on the product’s respective webpage.

Sleeves and Bags

BCW Protective Pages

BCW Signage for Your Hobby Shop

Hobby shops, like all retail stores, are concerned about using their merchandising space efficiently. Every square foot in your store is important!

When properly merchandised, BCW products are worth space in your shop. As BCW products have a long shelf life, almost 100% of your BCW products will provide a positive return. With POS signs to identify your BCW products, you can move your supplies quicker.

Signage is available for BCW partners upon request and placement of a BCW order.

BCW POS Signage at The Danger Room in Anderson, IN

BCW Window Clings are available upon request.

BCW Window Cling at the Hero House in Indy

If your hobby shop needs some POS signage to support your supplies section, BCW offers a POS sign and window cling. If you want one or both, simple request a sign when placing your next BCW order. If you order your supplies online, you can request signage in the “remarks” field during checkout. If you order BCW products by calling our sales team, simply request signage at that time.

Protecting Topps Chipz

With a design that’s a mix between a poker chip and a baseball card, Topps Chipz need a special storing method. Collectors of Topps Chipz can utilize coin supplies to protect these unconventional items.

Topps Chips in BCW Coin Flips and Pages

Topps Chipz in BCW Coin Flips and Pages

Paper flips are an efficient way to store coins. You simply fold the paper to sandwich the coin (Topps Chipz in this instance) in the circular plastic-covered window. Paper flips are sized for numerous coins, but for the Topps Chipz, you’ll want the largest paper flips designed for Silver Eagle or Crown coins (1-PF2.5-CRWN-BULK). Collectors typically staple close the paper flip to secure the coin/Topps Chipz inside. Then the Chipz can be arranged in a BCW 12-Pocket Page (1-BCW12T) and stored in a 3-ring binder for a nice presentation.

Thanks to Toby J. for sharing some of his Topps Chipz collection.

BCW Boxing Day Sale

December 26th – 31st, 2014, get

10% OFF all retail orders at www.bcwsupplies.com

when you use promo code BOXES at checkout.*

Boxes-800December 26th is Boxing Day, a holiday observed in many countries around the world to continue the holiday spirit. Boxing Day is also a great time to organize your hobby collection. BCW boxes are designed for hobby products, but they’re also a great value for storing holiday decorations!

*Offer expires at midnight (EST) on December 31st, 2014. Discount is applied before shipping and taxes (if applicable) are added. Offer good while supplies last (no backorders at the discounted price). Offer valid on online retail orders only (not wholesale orders). Coupon may not be combined with other offers or coupons, however customers may take advantage of the BOXES coupon and Free BCW Super Saver Shipping.

 

How to Safely Ship Your Collectibles

When it comes to shipping collectibles, take all of the necessary precautions to ensure the valuables are received in the same condition as when they left your home or business. Start with the proper shipping box or envelope. Typically you want a padded layer and a rigid layer. You may need a sturdy box and padding (bubble wrap, wadded paper, etc.) around the collectible. However the best solution may involve the padded layer on the outside with a rigid inner protector (such a padded envelop with a toploader enclosed). Whatever solution is best for your needs, make sure to use adequate padding and securely seal the parcel with packaging tape. Lastly, use legible, plain labeling for the address, following the proper postal system.

The United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx are the main options for shipping collectibles in the US. Take the time to consider which service is the best for your needs. The delivery time and cost are the main factors. Check the price and delivery time using the forms on the delivery services’ websites (USPS, UPS, FedEx).

BCW Comic Shipper

BCW Comic Shipper

BCW offers several boxes designed for shipping collectibles:

COMICS

The BCW Comic Book Shipper protects 10 comics that have been bagged & boarded (or 15 loose comics).

A BCW 330 Box with Monster Pads

A BCW 330 Box with Monster Pads

Photo inserted in BCW 8x10 Toploader & padded envelope

Photo inserted in 8×10 sleeve, toploader & padded envelope

BCW 33RPM Record Mailer

BCW 33RPM Record Mailer

TRADING CARDS

If you are just sending a few cards, BCW Topload Card Holders are an affordable way to ship the cards. We always recommend you place your card in a sleeve first. Then, place the sleeved card in the proper toploader. Place the toploader in a BCW Resealable Team Set Bag to ensure the card stays in the toploader. Lastly, put the card in padded envelop and ship it.

If you need to send lots of cards, BCW offers many sizes of card boxes that work well for shipping. As always, sleeve your cards to avoid getting any scratches during deliver. BCW Monster Pads work well to cushion the cards and keep them from moving inside the box.

PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS

Similar to the trading cards, BCW offers sleeves and toploaders for larger photos and documents. We have sizes for almost any need. As with the cards, first place your photo in a sleeve to prevent any chance of a scratch. Then place the sleeved photo in the correct toploader. Place the toploader in a padded envelop and ship.

MUSIC

If you need to send any vinyl records, BCW has sturdy wrap mailers designed for 33 RPM and 45 RPM records. See all of BCW’s supplies to protect records.

BCW Wholesale Partners – if you ship BCW products, we offer boxes designed specifically to protect our supplies. Sign-in to your BCW wholesale account and then search “shipper” to see the options.