What is the #7 priority mail box?

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  1. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this is in the right place, but I was thinking about buying the egg foam to ship eggs in and they state it fits perfectly in the #7 priority mail box. I have looked on the internet and can't figure it out and the P.O. is closed today. So, I am turning to my BYC friends for help! Is this the medium flat rate box? I'm just trying to figure out if it is worth it or not, because although I could ship more eggs at a time, I would have to charge more for shipping. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Not sure? I send all my eggs in a medium flat rate priority mail box-the long one not the squatty box. I can ship up to 24 eggs in it-never had one arrive broken but I also buble wrap the crud out of each egg-put in a carton and tape in carton so as not to get jarred around-then I fill all areas of space between teh cartons and box-so once its packages-those eggs are going anywhere!
     
  3. Hi! The #7 usps priority box (0-BOX7) is approx 12"x12"x8". The medium flat rate priority box (0-FRB1) is approx 8.5"x5.5"x11".
    I like either size for shipping eggs (I do not enjoy paying 'flat rate' price, when regular priority shipping is less).
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    Lisa
     
  4. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the #7's. Gives a little more room for padding and like dipsy said its generally less expensive with a priority label vs the flat rate. I've never found the #7's online. I get em at our little small town PO (pop 124!) They've always got a good supply on hand. The big town close to us never has any. Anyone know if they are trying to phase out the #7's and get everyone to go flat rate?
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I wonder about that too, Flat Rate is always more expensive than Priority Standard, unless the item being shipped is really heavy.
     
  6. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all! I wrap my eggs like Sonew123, but was thinking of trying the foam pads. I just didn't want to have to use flat rate because it's more expensive. Guess I need to go to the P.O. to get the boxes instead of trying to find them online.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:It is expensive but it is the easiest for me to ship-I tried to ship eggs the other a while back and the shipping cost me a fortume I quoted wrong prices and I paid out of my pocket. LOL SO now I kow exactly how much it is and what to charge--it may be a few dollars cheaper the other way for certain shipments but Im used to sending 18-24 eggs so that is heavier...Meh someday I might try the other way again Ive just had wonderful luck and Im afraid to jinx myself [​IMG]
     
  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    The post office I ship out of says that they can't carry the #7 anymore but that you can order them for free online (this is true). I am sure it is just a ploy to get more people to use the flat rate boxes and pay more. You have to set up a free account, then you can order packs of 10 or 25 sent free to your address. You can also get free priority mail stickers.
     
  9. Hi! I just ordered more priority boxes this morning from The Postal Store.
    The #7 usps priority box (0-BOX7) is back on page 4.
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    Lisa
     
  10. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I found it! Thanks for the info! Couldn't see where to go to a page 4 but did a search for O-Box7 and it popped right up! Good to know!

    btw Lisa you were the inspiration for how I package my eggs! Don't think I ever said thanks. So THANKS!! Haven't had a broken one yet! [​IMG]
     

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