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Hulamoon
July 1st, 2015, 03:28 PM
I must be out of the loop on mailing since I closed (well it's on vacation) my Etsy store. I got my new cable box yesterday and two of the boxes say Regional Rate Box A and the other one B. I went to look it up and the article say's USPS doesn't advertise it. Have you used them?

https://support.shippingeasy.com/hc/en-us/articles/203085539-What-is-Priority-Mail-Regional-Rate-shipping-

Any insight on these?

Doloris
July 1st, 2015, 04:54 PM
never heard of it. seems you would only save if you were shipping a short distance. Have you ever heard of media rate. That is really cheap, but it takes longer. If you are in no hurry that is the way to go. Put a card in and you are shipping media. It used to be called book rate.

bubba
July 1st, 2015, 05:00 PM
I've heard of the flat rate boxes, is it that? There is a small, then a flatter bigger one and two bigger than that. I know the second size is just under $16 to mail as I've sent things to the Marshall Islands that way. Believe me, you can cram a lot of stuff in there!

Hulamoon
July 1st, 2015, 05:06 PM
Yeah, I went and looked up all the rates and it won't help me over here. I just thought I discoved a loophole. lol

Doloris
July 1st, 2015, 05:07 PM
it looks more expensive than flat rate, there are weight limits on these boxes, distance seems to be the factor in price with regional

Hulamoon
July 1st, 2015, 05:09 PM
I've heard of the flat rate boxes, is it that? There is a small, then a flatter bigger one and two bigger than that. I know the second size is just under $16 to mail as I've sent things to the Marshall Islands that way. Believe me, you can cram a lot of stuff in there!


It's a different box. oh well

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?productId=P_ RRB_A1&categoryId=priority-mail