Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.
Can I use Regional Rate boxes to ship internationally as Priority Mail International?
Yes, no special rates though...99% sure that A's and B's both say for domestic or intl, the C's say domestic only so i just sharpie it all out.
So it's the same cost as shipping in a brown cardboard box: measured by weight?
Shit, I have to rethink my system if so.
Related, can you wrap a regional rate box with paper and still use it as a regional rate?
Yes, Im quite sure I have done it. I understand that unless something is flat rate, then its regional. Am I wrong?
Yes, the bolded is definitely wrong. There's flat rate, regional rate, and weight/distance (brown box).
There are tons of different options for Priority shipping boxes. I have far too many in my office to choose from... I'll be donating some of them back to the Post Office.
You can order them for free at USPS's website...
Shoe boxes and the 12x12x5 boxes cover most items.
Brown box means owner supplied (I'm assuming) this would be anything you want to ship priority that doesn't fit/don't want to use USPS supplied red, white and blue packaging. There's a great post here by Brian that gives shipping suggestions for the most common items.
By "brown box" he means "your own packaging."
Sorry, wasn't trying to be vague. That's exactly what I meant. Of course there are USPS supplied options that get billed by weight and distance too, like the shoe box.
small/medium/large, envelope, legal envelope flat rate
regional rate a, b, and c, each of which comes in two different dimensions I believe
then there's the weight (up to 13oz first class, by the pound after) and distance (zone 1-8) rates
Maybe a few more options, but those are the ones I deal with most frequently.
Thanks guys, I had a hunch he meant that. I'm going to try and clear this up at the post office tomorrow when I go, I would love to understand their system better in order to get the cheapest option. A few times I wrapped a shoebox nice and neat in brown packing paper thinking it will be the cheapest and then when I get there its even more than large flat rate and I have to rip it all open and repack it in a large flat rate box. Did they stop giving packing tape for priority shipping by you guys too? Wonder if they will start charging for the boxes soon.
Figure I'd do this here, since it just happened, and I have no pics to show.
They didn't mention that some had tags. There must be some Florida tax law or something that keeps the stores donating to the thrifts, or it's some odd coincidence. When I went there for vacation this summer I came home with a trunk full of new store pulls from the BB outlet, all for $4 ea.
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