Flat rate boxes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bantymama, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Does anyone use these for shipping and pay the flat rate or is it cheaper to use a what ever box and have the package weighed. I have not shipped eggs before and plan to soon.
  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I think it kinda depends on how heavy your box is and how far it is going. Often, the flat rate is a better deal.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Agree - depends on how far away and how heavy the box is. I've found that the postage on the 12x12x8 boxes is usually a little cheaper than the flat rate boxes but only by a dollar or two. I've also found that you can fit more and package better in the 12x12x8 boxes than in the flat rates. You'll probably have to do a couple of each to see which way works out better.

    Edited to add: the priority boxes are free from the post office and you can order them online and have them sent to the house.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I'm going to disagree [​IMG]
    I never use the flat rate boxes, and most times it is cheaper to ship with the other ones, for me. I've only had a few times where the package was going to the west coast and it would have been cheaper to use flat rate. But it was less than $1, and the box would have been too small [​IMG]

    I use the priority #4 and #7, and keep a few shoeboxes on hand in case I run out of the others. [​IMG]
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I use the flate rate. It just works better for me and I know exactly what to charge someone for shipping no matter where they are and I can include a lot of extras with out worrying about costing them more.

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