I have been selling a lot more things on Facebook, which is good. I have also had
more interaction with the post office, which can have problems!
If you do a good amount of shipping and are shipping larger or a larger amount of
items,you might consider Regional Flat rate boxes! For example, I was shipping
12 dolls and clothing with shoes to someone in Louisiania. A Flat Rate Priory
regular box (13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8")done on line is 11.30. A Regional Flat Rate
A2 box (;12-13/16" x 10-15/16" x 2-3/8") which also ships priority is only 8.26 form Phila.
So that is a big difference right! Now try to find the boxes! The Post Office doesn't
carry them! Why, I don't know! So I called their 800 number to see if there was
some place locally I could get one. They said go to the Post Office. I told them I
have been to three in my area and they don't have them. Then they said go to Staples.
Hmmm... Staples has better operating hours than the PO. That might be an option.
They say you can get stamps and mail packages there. I don't think you can do
money orders but I don't know. They didn't have the Regional Rate boxes either. They didn't
have the medium size flat rate boxes. They have a hard time getting supplies from the PO
I was able to order them on line. They should arrive in 7-10 days. I am crossing
my fingers. I have a PO account but I can't figure out how to print the Regional Rate box
label. I still might have to take it to the PO to get the shipping part done. I'll let
you know how that goes.
BTW, keep an eye on any packages you mail this season. I have had packages
sent to the wrong place and Priority packages not delivered on time!