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Just Said Yes March 2021

Shipping Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

Elisabeth, on April 24, 2020 at 9:06 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 1 6
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Hi!

*please only leave helpful feedback, thank you Smiley smile

I am planning to send out my bridesmaid proposal boxes this weekend, but i'm trying to figure out the least expensive way to do so. I purchased boxes from Michael's to make them and then planned to put them inside a shipping box to mail (which will be more expensive than just using the shipping box to fill but it is what is is). However, I'm trying to determine what is the cheapest way to package them. UPS v. USPS, purchasing my own box at Staples v. USPS box?

(unfortunately, only one lives within driving distance)

Thanks in advance!

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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    USPS does flat rates! I also bought my boxes from michaels and was able to ship one to my bridesmaid in DC. I want to say it was like $14-20 from CA. It got there in 2-3 days.


    It was pretty heavy too. It had a mini bottle of champagne, candle, hair product, etc.
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  • Elisabeth
    Just Said Yes March 2021
    Elisabeth ·
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    Thanks for your feedback! I looked at those but my boxes are just an inch too big for the medium size which means i'd pay almost $20 per box, that just seems crazy.

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  • Cassandra
    Dedicated March 2021
    Cassandra ·
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    Depends on how much it weighs. If it is very heavy the USPS flat rate boxes are your best bet. But if it is not super heavy then boxes from Staples are a better bet.
    I use to have an Etsy store and I found that sometimes paying by weight was cheeper. How you can figure it out is. 1) Put everything in the Michaels box and weigh it with a kitchen scale. 2) Go to the USPS website and enter stats into a shopping label and compare the price to the flat rate boxes.
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  • Elisabeth
    Just Said Yes March 2021
    Elisabeth ·
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    Thank you!

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  • W
    Willsam ·
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    Hey,

    you can do it simply by putting all in one shipping box to transport it using services similar to letter transport. they can do it transport your small package. I have done it earlier using citizenshipper services. i prefer them because small size items don’t require a lot of space because of their small size and therefore can be effectively shipped without too many complications. they lets you ship small packages in the same way as other packages. You post a shipment and provide the details of the item to be shipped. They will connect you with a network of feedback rated drivers, to ship your package.

    They work to make the details of small package shipment uncomplicated for you. They also provide a solution to the costly shipping fee other competitors offer, by connecting you with drivers going somewhere anyway.

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  • Anna
    Super October 2020
    Anna ·
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    I have a Ship on Site Store in town and the will weigh and measure my package and then tell me the different prices from UPS, USPS and Fedex. USPS Priority is usually the cheapest. Honestly, for the box, I usually reuse a boxes from orders I received. Bath & Body Works are my favorite. I always hand onto these because they’re pretty inside.
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