|Order your priority boxes now!|
One of my most expensive lessons was that if you're shipping to one of the zones farthest from you, and it's a large item and or heavy, us parcel post rather than priority mail. The post office will charge a crazy extra amount for an oversized box. I can remember a few times that I was actually giving away them item I sold, since the shipping came out to far more than I had expected. Parcel post will not charge an extra amount for an oversized box, and it's definitely less expensive for heavier items.
|Cute but heavy vintage Pyrex bowls|
|Not too heavy pretty bowl from my China Shop|
I take advantage of the free priority boxes that you can purchase at www.usps.com. Remember though, they are a bit more flimsy than regular shipping boxes, so in the case of more fragile items, I would either use extra cushion, or use one of my purchased Uline boxes. I've actually just found a source for free boxes (don't want to give it away), but I will be stalking them on the day they get most deliveries!
|Retro Shiny Brites|
So there's a few tips, I hope they help you! If you have shipping or packing questions, I'm happy to help!
Happy Holidays---yep...they're here!