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    I'm thinking of selling some fabrics in my Etsy shop I had a million years ago.


    Can you send a first-class pkg through the mailbox? If it's in a poly mailer?


    I'm not driving at the moment and I could fill out a pick up slip, but wanted to know if I could bypass that.



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    Hi Lorie,

    You can; you just put the outgoing package in your mailbox and raise the red flag.

    Unfortunately, in this day and age, raising the red flag for the postal carrier also seems to be an invitation for thieves. They see the red flag, they come get your outgoing mail.

    Here's some info on the USPS website: https://www.usps.com/ship/packages.htm

    I hope your Etsy business proves to be both fulfilling and profitable!
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    Thanks Toni I have a ton of precuts and my daughters don't really want to make quilts.



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    You will have to have a scale to weigh for proper postage
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    I have one from when I was selling on Ebay and Etsy, but I used to trudge down to the P.O.. Blah



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    Use the priority flat-rate mailers. They are free to get, and a set postage rate for as much as you can cram in..
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntstuff View Post
    Use the priority flat-rate mailers. They are free to get, and a set postage rate for as much as you can cram in..

    Depending on the weight of the item(s) to be mailed, sometimes it's cheaper to use standard priority mail instead of flat-rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    Thanks Toni I have a ton of precuts and my daughters don't really want to make quilts.
    Direct me to your site please as I might be interested in buying some.
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    ditto what monique said.....can't resist a sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRoy View Post
    Depending on the weight of the item(s) to be mailed, sometimes it's cheaper to use standard priority mail instead of flat-rate.
    Very true, but if you want easy, its the way to go. And you really can stuff a LOT in one if you try.
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