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In Episode 59, I talked about boxes, bags, and packaging. I compared the shipping rated for USPS Priority Mail shipping between my boxes and the USPS flat rate boxes. The flat rate boxes were only $0.41 cheaper to ship. The real savings came in using their boxes to ship- not mine that I spent between $2 and $3 on.
Here are the sizes for the Flat Rate boxes:
Small- 8 11/16″ x 5 7/16″ x 1 3/4. Not a huge box. You may have to have a customer size 12 ounce bag to fit in here. I’m not sure whether it will or not. I’m going to experiment more. Another thought is to have free samples for your brand that you ship out in these boxes.
Medium- 11 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 6″ or a different shape in 14″ x 12″ x 3 1/2″. These will certainly fit your 12 ounce bag, but they’re too big. You’re going to have to use some kind of filler to keep the bag from bouncing all around the inside.
Large- 12 1/4″ x 12 /14″ x 6″. These big boys are incredibly convenient to ship things home when you’re traveling. They would also fit a lot of coffee or gift sets fi you’re selling various mugs, brewers, and other coffee related items.
These boxes also require tape to seal. That’s an additional cost, but also an additional way to brand the box.