Tips for shipping packages

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Tips for shipping packages

Post by admin » August 18th, 2019, 11:58 am

Shipping costs can be a difficult thing to figure out when nigotiating a sale. Here are some guidelines to think about. These tips may vary depending on the type of item and of course, the size:

For small technology items such as Braille displays, laptops, notetakers or other smaller accessories, consider using medium or large flat rate boxes from the United States Postal Service (USPS). Flat rate boxes have a fixed rate and thus weight does not matter. As they say "if it fits, it ships".
If shipping an item of substantial value, be sure to use quality packing materials such as bubble wrap rather than packing peanuts. This applies for all packages whether they are shipped USPS or not.
Keep in mind that packages sent from and to persons who are blind can be shipped free matter for the blind. You can visit https://about.usps.com/publications/pub ... 102015.htm for information on how to do this. All packages sent this way go priority if it weighs more than 13 ounces.
Keep in mind it is illegal to package items that are shipped using the USPS to have certified USPS packing envelopes inside that are being used in place of normal packing material, such as newspapers or bubble wrap.

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