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What size boxes? I want to list done suits but I want to have all my shipping supplies set up before I start.

 

 

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Regional rate A

I would start wrapping better as well. Tissue paper is cheap. I'm going to start using that. Some customers will ask for it.

 

It gets kind of bulky with tissue and bubble wrap though, Doesn't it get crushed with a Regional Rate A, especially with both top and bottom?

 

I've used a medium flat rate or large priority box before, but I don't sell many suits (yet)....

I don't know why you need bubble wrap for a suit. I've never seen tailored clothing get shipped with bubble wrap from a regular retail outlet before.

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Little help? Listing title ideas for this Brioni clusterfuck please and thank you.

 

 

 

post #23868 of 30491
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I don't know why you need bubble wrap for a suit. I've never seen tailored clothing get shipped with bubble wrap from a regular retail outlet before.

Yeah this. I use bubble wrap, but I might switch to the clear envelopes that I assume spoo/brian/wes use.

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Yeah this. I use bubble wrap, but I might switch to the clear envelopes that I assume spoo/brian/wes use.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-CLEAR-16-x-18-POLY-BAGS-PLASTIC-1-MIL-OPEN-TOP-FLAT-/110632455895?hash=item19c2354ed7:g:c80AAOSwcwhVQmJa

 

Those fit coats perfectly, fyi. I have those and then I use 12x15 bags for smaller things. Way cheaper than bubble wrap.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-CLEAR-16-x-18-POLY-BAGS-PLASTIC-1-MIL-OPEN-TOP-FLAT-/110632455895?hash=item19c2354ed7:g:c80AAOSwcwhVQmJa

 

Those fit coats perfectly, fyi. I have those and then I use 12x15 bags for smaller things. Way cheaper than bubble wrap.

did you get the 12x15 onesfrom uline, or ebay as well?

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Got them from eBay too. For whatever reason, I just can't commit to ordering as many as Uline makes you order. \

 

Unrelated, the nearest Uline to MN is over the border in WI. Does anyone have any other places they know of to buy one-off boxes on the fly? A few weeks ago, I sold a framed piece of art. The box I thought it would fit ended up being too small. Had to scrounge my basement for something that worked. Eventually found one luckily, but it would be good to know of any other places to get boxes like that.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/200-CLEAR-16-x-18-POLY-BAGS-PLASTIC-1-MIL-OPEN-TOP-FLAT-/110632455895?hash=item19c2354ed7:g:c80AAOSwcwhVQmJa

 

Those fit coats perfectly, fyi. I have those and then I use 12x15 bags for smaller things. Way cheaper than bubble wrap.

Aha. Larger poly bags.

 

I know I should just search the forum, but, meh 2AM.... Pants and Jacket go in separate 16x18 bags and they both fit in a Regional A? I'm just worried about things getting scrunched too much.

 

I'd been using 10x13 for shirts, 12x15s work better eh?

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How on earth do you ship a suit in a RR A box? lol Personally, I carefully fold the suit and wrap it in tissue paper. Then, I place that inside a Uline 18x24 1.5mil resealable bag. All of that fits almost perfectly in a USPS 1095 box.

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Got them from eBay too. For whatever reason, I just can't commit to ordering as many as Uline makes you order. \

Unrelated, the nearest Uline to MN is over the border in WI. Does anyone have any other places they know of to buy one-off boxes on the fly? A few weeks ago, I sold a framed piece of art. The box I thought it would fit ended up being too small. Had to scrounge my basement for something that worked. Eventually found one luckily, but it would be good to know of any other places to get boxes like that.

UPS, Office Depot / Staples, and UHaul all carry a variety of boxes. None of them are cheap, but when you need a specific box chances are one of them will have it. Lowes also carries some standard size moving boxes for a decent price.
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That feeling when you transfer $1000 from your PayPal account to your bank account for the first time ever.

 

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That feeling when you transfer $1000 from your PayPal account to your bank account for the first time ever.


That feeling when you have a killer month then eBay takes out its $525 slice of the fuckin pie......
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How on earth do you ship a suit in a RR A box? lol Personally, I carefully fold the suit and wrap it in tissue paper. Then, I place that inside a Uline 18x24 1.5mil resealable bag. All of that fits almost perfectly in a USPS 1095 box.

+1

I'd be pissed if someone sent me a suit in a RR A box. Most of my suits go into medium flat rate boxes. I ship all my sport coats in 1095s unless they are going to CA or somewhere else on the west coast.

I charge $11.30 for shipping on suits and sport coats (I do free shipping on very expensive items) so I am covered even if I have to ship medium flat rate.
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That feeling when you transfer $1000 from your PayPal account to your bank account for the first time ever.

That feeling when you have a killer month then eBay takes out its $525 slice of the fuckin pie......

I would love to pay more ebay fees every year (assuming the percentage is the same or less). Just think of how much money you would have made is eBay took a $5,250 slice..... :teach:

 

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How on earth do you ship a suit in a RR A box? lol Personally, I carefully fold the suit and wrap it in tissue paper. Then, I place that inside a Uline 18x24 1.5mil resealable bag. All of that fits almost perfectly in a USPS 1095 box.

+1

I'd be pissed if someone sent me a suit in a RR A box. Most of my suits go into medium flat rate boxes. I ship all my sport coats in 1095s unless they are going to CA or somewhere else on the west coast.

I charge $11.30 for shipping on suits and sport coats (I do free shipping on very expensive items) so I am covered even if I have to ship medium flat rate.

+2 I've moved away from RR boxes since the price change.

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Looking at the Ebay statistics for referral websites for my listings there were a large number from Putthison.com. Does this mean that one or more of my items had been featured on the Putthison website? There were so many hits from this website the traffic is more than what one would expect for any of my listings.
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I don't know if it's because I'm right in the middle of the country but RR boxes are rarely cheaper for me. Every once in a while, I'll ship something small and heavy, but for the average pair of pants or small coat or whatever, it's usually $0.50 or so more. I have my pile in case I have to use it, but I've been sitting on a pack of 25 for about 2 years now.

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