Saturday, January 15, 2011

Get one over on the U.S.P.S. (Legally)

 Free Flat Rate Priority Mail Envelopes, 
Legal size XL:  Only $4.95 to ship!!!!

Here is a little trick  for mailing things via the US Postal Service Priority Mail.

The normal, advertised size for flat-rate envelopes is 12-1/2" x 9-1/2". These are $4.95 to ship anything that fits.  The unadvertised, LEGAL SIZE envelopes also cost $4.95, and are  considerably larger at 15" x 9-1/2". You must ask the postal workers behind the desk for these envelopes, as they are usually not on display.  This doesn't sound like a big difference, but I have been amazed at how much can fit inside the legal size envelope.  You might consider that for shipping a box or thick object inside of an envelope you need a great deal of width to stretch around the sides. For a given object, the small envelope may fit a 6" wide item, and the legal size could fit an item of the same girth 9" wide which is a considerable difference and probably a cheaper way to ship.  I think you can also save on the prepaid international shipping rates this way as well.  But you would need to confirm this. 
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