Priority mail boxes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Carole AM, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    What size box do you use to ship eggs? I've been using the priority flat rate box, but it seems there is a better (cheaper way.)
  2. LA~Poulet

    LA~Poulet Songster

    Apr 27, 2009
    near Lake Charles, LA
    It all depends on weight and destination if you don't use the flat rate... 2 lbs. to a neighboring state (for me) recently was only $4.90, same in a flat rate would have been $9.80. However, 2 lb. across the country would be comparable to the flat rate.
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I use the 12 x 12 x 12 Priority mail box, but it actually costs more if you use it to ship towards the west coast. If it's within a few states of my state it only cost about $9 - $10.00. You can order them at
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    I just sent out a box this a.m. that weighed 2 lb., 13.5 ozs. - it went to a neighboring state, and I used the 12x12x8 box. Regular priority, not flat rate - it was $6.95.
  5. McSpin

    McSpin Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    South Western NY
    I use the 12 x 12 x 8 box and my dozen+ eggs alway weight between 3 and 4 lbs, so they go out at the 4 lb weight. I cannot properly cushion a dozen + in a flat rate box. It's not big enough. At 4 lbs, this box usually falls in the $7 - $12 range, depending on how far you're shipping.
  6. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:I use the same, and I think most of the eggs I have received are in this box. Though if I run out I will use larger boxes from the grocery store, just add more padding and turn them inside out so the fragile and hatching egg markings stand out more.
  7. roche477

    roche477 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Malvern, Arkansas
    I use the 12x12x8 and 7x7x6 I think it is. They are the #4 and #7 boxes. Most of the time I can get 13 or 14 Cuckoo Maran eggs in the 7x7 packing the DipseyDoodleDoo way. When sending larger amounts of eggs I try not to use the flat rate boxes because they seem thinner to me.
  8. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I use the smaller box inside of the medium to large size boxes. I find shipping this way is better on the eggs IMO

    You can order (FOR FREE) Priority boxes online and they will just drop them off at your house. Sometimes our PO is out of the size boxes I like so I just get mine online and don't have to worry.
  9. mothertogrand

    mothertogrand In the Brooder

    May 10, 2009
    South Georgia
    IF YOUR ARE SHIPPING 6 TO 18 EGGS YOU CAN USE A 7X7X6 BOX #4 .CUT EGG CARTON IN HALF. PUT SHREDDED NEWSPAPER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EGG CARTON PUT IN EGGS POINT DOWN THEN MORE PAPER ON TOP SHUT CARTON. SO YOU CANT HERE EGGS MOVE WHEN SHUT TAPE EGG CARTON SHUT. put balled up news paper in the bottom of box set in the box 2 egg cartons turn one on the side and put in pack around cartons with newspaper real tight and on the top.when box is closed it fits tight. there should be no movement during shipping. i shipped 144 eggs this way not one was broken. this is the way i ship got many replies that was the best shipping they have ever seen. its how you pack your eggs that counts.

    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  10. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:YES, I received some scrambled eggs this way. If there is no room for controlled movement the eggs even if they don't break feel and receive every shock. This is why DOT helmets are so bulky instead of novelty helmets. The padding is designed to give under shock. If there is not enough padding in the box and the eggs they are going to be useless. I can not even fit six bantam eggs in a #4 box. By the time I wrap my eggs twice with bubble and twice with paper they are 3 times the size. The boxes are free, I do not understand the reason not to use as big a box as possible, for maybe half a buck more on shipping cost. Also once newspaper gets damp from egg yolk it is useless for the remaining eggs. No offense intended.

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