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Was a pair of boots in box wes. Too big for any flat rate box but only like 5.5lb. Shipping costs me 20-30ish on them depending on distance.
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Thought I'd kick this over here as instructed.
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Actually a Regional Rate Box B would prob be the way to go, but we should keep the shipping discussion to the ebay questions thread
http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions/2200_100#post_6126145


23 pages I have to sift through? crazy.gif

No no, more of ask a question get an answer kind of thing. Just you'll get more opinions on shipping etc in that thread vs in here,


...Oh. Haha. I knew that. shog[1].gif

So...a "B" box, eh?





2 piece, 42L Jack Victor Prossimo suit. Check





2 Brooks Brothers Slim Fit Non Iron 16.5 X 35 shirts.





Bagged up, boxed and neckties on the side.




Sealed up and awaiting addy.



Thanks for the tip, Brian. I'd have been stuffing everything into the Tyvek! lol8[1].gif
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That's not a Regional "B" size Dig. That's a large Flat Rate

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Thought I'd kick this over here as instructed.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Actually a Regional Rate Box B would prob be the way to go, but we should keep the shipping discussion to the ebay questions thread
http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions/2200_100#post_6126145


23 pages I have to sift through? crazy.gif

No no, more of ask a question get an answer kind of thing. Just you'll get more opinions on shipping etc in that thread vs in here,


...Oh. Haha. I knew that. shog[1].gif

So...a "B" box, eh? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







2 piece, 42L Jack Victor Prossimo suit. Check





2 Brooks Brothers Slim Fit Non Iron 16.5 X 35 shirts.





Bagged up, boxed and neckties on the side.




Sealed up and awaiting addy.


Thanks for the tip, Brian. I'd have been stuffing everything into the Tyvek! lol8[1].gif

Sorry, but not a "B"

 

Sometimes depending on distance a "Flat Large Rate Box" can be cheaper. For instance.

 

Large Flat Rate Box = $15.30 paid online

Regional Rate "B" Box ranges from $6.16 to $16.13 depending on distance

 

The majority of the time you are better with a Regional Rate B vs a Large Flat Rate unless you are shipping cross country.

 

You need to order your Regional Rate Boxed online and also print the shipping labels on ebay or usps.com

 

Here is the link to order boxes, they are free so no downside to having a few around. I use "side loading" for about 95% of my jacket/suit shipments.

 

https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-regional-rate.htm

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The majority of the time you are better with a Regional Rate B vs a Large Flat Rate unless you are shipping cross country.

 

You need to order your Regional Rate Boxed online and also print the shipping labels on ebay or usps.com

 

Here is the link to order boxes, they are free so no downside to having a few around. I use "side loading" for about 95% of my jacket/suit shipments.

 

https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-regional-rate.htm

I really need to be proactive with doing this. I have all the priority boxes in stock already. I like my sturdy boxes from my supplier, but they cost a buck a piece. I could save about $2000 in boxes a year if I paid better attention. It's just so easy to ship with the same box, rather than check to see which is cheaper every time. Call me lazy, but my ship days get so hectic with 50 or so packages going out.

 

I do still prefer my sturdier boxes for shoe shipments. I spend so much time making them wear-ready. 

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The majority of the time you are better with a Regional Rate B vs a Large Flat Rate unless you are shipping cross country.

 

You need to order your Regional Rate Boxed online and also print the shipping labels on ebay or usps.com

 

Here is the link to order boxes, they are free so no downside to having a few around. I use "side loading" for about 95% of my jacket/suit shipments.

 

https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-regional-rate.htm

I really need to be proactive with doing this. I have all the priority boxes in stock already. I like my sturdy boxes from my supplier, but they cost a buck a piece. I could save about $2000 in boxes a year if I paid better attention. It's just so easy to ship with the same box, rather than check to see which is cheaper every time. Call me lazy, but my ship days get so hectic with 50 or so packages going out.

 

I do still prefer my sturdier boxes for shoe shipments. I spend so much time making them wear-ready. 

I would at least look into the Box A for suits and jackets. Even if you used that as your new go to box and a few shipments costed more the majority would save money I think.

 

For shoes, I use the USPS shoe box and just weigh it, I have not found a good flat rate/regional rate box to work with shoes yet.

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How long does it take before the urge to check your auctions for new bids every 20 minutes goes away? shog[1].gif
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How long does it take before the urge to check your auctions for new bids every 20 minutes goes away? shog[1].gif

Its been 15 years for me, still waiting.
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Don't forget about the flat rate padded envelope. Fits all pants and any shirt I have come across for flat $5.35. They stretch a little.   

 

Its an option. 

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How long does it take before the urge to check your auctions for new bids every 20 minutes goes away? shog[1].gif

never.  I really need to get back into the auctions. A true blast to watch when you have 50 auctions ending at the same time!

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Don't forget about the flat rate padded envelope. Fits all pants and any shirt I have come across for flat $5.35. They stretch a little.   

 

Its an option. 


$6.05 now. The tracking is built in. No more delivery confirmation.

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How long does it take before the urge to check your auctions for new bids every 20 minutes goes away? shog[1].gif

 

Do you not have a smart phone?  I get a little buzz every time I get a bid haha, I have to imagine you have that feature turned off Spoo?

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never.  I really need to get back into the auctions. A true blast to watch when you have 165 auctions ending at the same time!

FTFM
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Do you not have a smart phone?  I get a little buzz every time I get a bid haha, I have to imagine you have that feature turned off Spoo?

Yeah bro. I do. smile.gif
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Sorry, but not a "B"

Sometimes depending on distance a "Flat Large Rate Box" can be cheaper. For instance.

Large Flat Rate Box = $15.30 paid online
Regional Rate "B" Box ranges from $6.16 to $16.13 depending on distance

The majority of the time you are better with a Regional Rate B vs a Large Flat Rate unless you are shipping cross country.

You need to order your Regional Rate Boxed online and also print the shipping labels on ebay or usps.com

Here is the link to order boxes, they are free so no downside to having a few around. I use "side loading" for about 95% of my jacket/suit shipments.

https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-regional-rate.htm
I actually WAS shipping across country. DC area to Houston, TX so I wasn't sure about the regional aspect. My local post office is usually packed with a 30 minute or longer line so I use the electronic kiosk and thus, couldn't ask anyone for shipping advice.

I figured it wasn't the regional box that you recommended when the option came up on the kiosk screen but the pictures for regional and flat rate were the same and everything was already packed so off it went for $16.75-ish. It's for a family member and I may never recoup any of the costs so it's not a big concern this time. I couldn't find any boxes marked "regional" and this one had a "B" on the label so I rolled with it.

Thanks for the link to the other boxes. I may be shipping more down to him in the near future.

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