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Thread: Postage information - Interesting!

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    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    One of our postmen will tell you if you actually saved anything by using flat rate envelopes. There have been many times he said it would be cheaper by parcel.
    Mine too. She finds the cheapest and best way possible..

    But for convenience sake and my loads of swaps that I do, it would be to time consuming on my end to weigh 40 packages/boxes and get back to everyone on the postage amount when I could very well have a standard $4.95 postage amount.. It really comes down to whats 'your' worth? Id rather spend mine quilting..

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    My postmaster let's me know what is cheaper!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    My postmaster let's me know what is cheaper!!
    I use Paypal shipping or USPS.com to ship and I can check the best rates there, but people want to know ahead of time what shipping will cost so I haven't been using Parcel post at all.

    It is even harder for my Etsy shops because I have to put it in at the time I list the item, so I will start adding a note in the listing that I will check parcel post rates if they want it. It is really only worth while if it is over 5 pounds.

    Fabric is heavy and that can add up fast so I will remember to check all the sources. I hate to spend money on the shipping!

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