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Thread: Postage up for swappers today

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    Postage up for swappers today

    Rate increases to $7.20 for our flat rate padded envelopes going US Priority Mail as of Jan 24, 2017. Our Swapping Hosts will need you to send them $7.20 instead of the $6.85 or whatever they quoted when their swap began. Let's not leave them short the return postage to us. They work hard enough! Jane

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    I am Member of another Swap Group on line...Swap-bot. I have made crochet dishcloths as well as quilted pot holders and quilted Mug Rugs... I send then in the large heavy Kraft paper envies. I put the item into a large ziplock baggie with a card with name and address as well as my return address, seal shut - Flat and into the Kraft envie., tape shut with packing tape on all edges and 1 time across the middle of envie. I can add Tracking if I want to... I have never had any go missing or envies get ripped open... and it goes as a large Flat envie/postage. as long as its not too thick.. and if you want to get creative you can send your smaller items in a Cake or Brownie or Cracker box. Just use a White Label and Your Return address label and cross out the upc code lines.. Seal with packing tape... At the Post Office the Clerk tries to guess what I am sending out to my Swap Partner.... they get a kick out of my Recycled packaging....
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    yes, I checked on postage rates before posting our latest I Spy Swap and was surprised to find rates went up. I wish the USPS site had given me that info when I checked earlier in the month!
    One day, when I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end, please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt that I might keep a child comforted.

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    Super Member Lilrain's Avatar
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    Unfortunately the rise in postage may discourage some swappers. I appreciate the tips on how to ship. Thanks

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    postage is cheaper if you print online through Paypal or other sites.

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