How to ship eggs Priority for HALF the price!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msheets, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was on the USPS website earlier & it seems there's a way cheaper way to ship eggs, just thought I'd share the info & see if anyone else noticed this. Most people ship using the flat rate priority shipping boxes, large being $14. Well if you use a box that's not a flat rate one to send priority, it's literatly half the price! Even boxes over 12 inches, it's all about the weight, not size so this would be a better way to go with eggs since you want more space & they don't weigh very much. The price to ship a box priority mail that is for example 20x20x10 that weighs 3.1 pounds, is only $6.80 but a 12x12x5.5 flat rate large box is $14 (almost $15)! You could send so many more eggs for so much less money.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    your are correct. its all about weight i use the 12x12x8 boxes from usps. there free and they bring them to me.
     
  3. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good, I was really thinking it was to good to be true but hopefully more people will save money this way!
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I've been using the 12X12X8 Priority boxes for years. I never use flat rate boxes, I weigh all of mine. [​IMG]
     

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