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Shipping question

Postby Walshmetalworks » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:23 pm

Hello all,
Does anyone have any suggestions for me when it comes to shipping signs I make. Such as best packaging to use, should I make my own shipping labels? The biggest size I plan on shipping is 24'x24'. Just curious what some of you do as far as shipping goes. Thanks
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Re: Shipping question

Postby Gamelord » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:49 pm

USPS has worked well for us. We also use FedEx and UPS when necessary. Flat Rate boxes are awesome but limited in size, plus USPS will supply the boxes for free!

As for labels, you can pay postage and print them online for all the carriers. USPS will pick the package up right at your business when they drop off your mail which saves trips. Or you can just drop them off at the counter at the post office. UPS and FedEx will work out a "call for pickup" program, unless you ship every day then you can have an automatic stop. You have to set up accounts with them to do this but that can be done online as well and only takes a few minutes. They will also supply you with a scale and label printers if needed (FedEx and UPS). YOu can purchase peel-and-stick labels for USPS online.
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Re: Shipping question

Postby Walshmetalworks » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Shipping question

Postby michmetalman » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:03 am

I buy boxes at Home Depot, cut them in half. Ill lay my piece on one half and fold it over, using pieces from other boxes to strengthen it. Once its in a nice square, I'll wrap it up with stretch wrap.I use Stamp.com ship only USPS. Been doing this for 6 years and going strong. I ship out a ton of packages,


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