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Old 02-17-2017, 02:16 PM
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Default Best Methods for Packaging Programs For Mailing

Looking for input on the best/safest ways to package up one or more programs for shipping. Nothing overly valuable or fragile but still worth taking the time to protect nevertheless. Polypro bags, sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard, bubble mailer, etc.? Any or all of these and what other methods have people out there used with success? Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:29 PM
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Looking for input on the best/safest ways to package up one or more programs for shipping. Nothing overly valuable or fragile but still worth taking the time to protect nevertheless. Polypro bags, sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard, bubble mailer, etc.? Any or all of these and what other methods have people out there used with success? Thanks!
Everything I own is in a bag and board combo. I usually slip that in a priority mail flat rate envelope, add a piece of cardboard for a stiffener and pack in a #4 or #5 bubble mailer. I also put an orange Do Not Bend sticker on the envelope. I have never had a complaint and have sold thousands and thousands of publications on eBay.

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That's exactly the kind of guidance I was looking for - thanks, Jeff.

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Old 02-17-2017, 05:34 PM
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As far as a box if you go to your local pizza place and see if you can get a unused unfolded box. Then fold it inside out and tape the edges down. Very sturdy and perfect for shipping flat item like programs, magazines, even old final records.
Hope this helps you or maybe someone else.
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I pack flat items in a bag and board, sandwich between cardboard, and then in a plain manila envelope or polyjacket (plastic) envelope. I have actually found that shipping flats in bubble mailers actually encourages bending, and it is very hit and miss whether carriers pay attention to anything written on the package other than the address. Basically, the more physically difficult it is to bend, and the more it resembles shipping a board, the better.
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