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Subject: Box-O-Books?
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 12:07 AM ET
Member Since: 7/4/2007
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Hi!  I apologize if this has been asked before and if there is some place on the website where it is discussed (I looked but couldn't seem to find it mentioned in detail anywhere) but I could someone explain to me what the Box-O-Books program is and how it works?  From what I know it seems pretty cool and might be something I'm interested in participating in.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/22/2011 1:01 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Box-O-Books™ lets you ship books for LESS MONEY, and NO CREDITS are needed. This feature is available only to participating members here at PaperBackSwap.com!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Here's how it works:

If you become a participating member of Box-O-Books™, you'll be able to access a list of other participants ("Boxers") and browse their account Bookshelves. Once you find a Boxer with whom you'd like to swap a box, you begin the process by selecting as many books as you are willing to trade with that member.

The system then sends an email invitation to the other member asking if s/he would like to trade books with you. The other Boxer goes to your account Bookshelf and views your posted books. When you both agree on the books that you want to trade, you both click "accept," print each other's mailing address, box up the books and mail them. No credits needed, and you save on postage as well (see below for more about postage savings)!

You can opt to use PBS Delivery Confirmation or PBS Printable Postage when printing your Box-O-Books™ wrapper.

You can see from the table below how you can save a lot of money on postage by sending multiple books to one location as a Box-O-Books™, instead of sending them one at a time. Check out the savings you can enjoy when mailing more than one book to another member!

Postage Cost Comparison

 
 
 
# of
Books
Postage Due if Books
Sent Individually + DC
Box-O-Books™ Postage*
+ Delivery Confirmation
Your $avings
1
1 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $2.60 $2.41 + $0.19 = $2.6 $0.00
2
2 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $5.01 $2.41 + $0.19 = $2.6 $2.41
3
3 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $7.42 $2.82 + $0.19 = $3.01 $4.41
4
4 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $9.83 $2.82 + $0.19 = $3.01 $6.82
5
5 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $12.24 $3.23 + $0.19 = $3.42 $8.82
6
6 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $14.65 $3.23 + $0.19 = $3.42 $11.23
7
7 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $17.06 $3.64 + $0.19 = $3.83 $13.23
8
8 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $19.47 $3.64 + $0.19 = $3.83 $15.64
9
9 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $21.88 $4.05 + $0.19 = $4.24 $17.64
10
10 x $2.41 + $0.19 = $24.29 $4.05 + $0.19 = $4.24 $20.05
 
 
 

* Actual Postage may vary depending on the size and weight of the books included in the box.

 

Media Mail Rates

 
 
 
1 lb
2 lb
3 lb
4 lb
5 lb
$2.41
$2.82
$3.23
$3.64
$4.05
 
 
 


At $8.00 per year's subscription, you can save money on your very first exchange using Box-O-Books™. You can read more about how Box-O-Books™ works in the Help Center. We hope you enjoy this great feature found only here at PaperBackSwap.com!

All the best and happy reading,

Richard and
The PaperBackSwap Team         

Date Posted: 12/22/2011 1:16 AM ET
Member Since: 7/4/2007
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Thank you so much for the information, Mary!  I think I will sign up for that program!



Last Edited on: 12/22/11 1:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 10:06 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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You're welcome!

Date Posted: 12/23/2011 9:40 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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The Box-o-Books page also has a search feature if you're looking for specific books. Just enter what you're looking for, and it will list the boxers that have that particular book on their shelves. Might save you some time. You may also get flooded with trade requests for a few weeks after you sign up, because they'll list your name on the "new boxers" list. It can be helpful to know that you can put BOB on hold if that happens. And don't be afraid to say "no" if another boxer wants to trade and they don't have any books you want. It's ok to do that, just be sure to word it politely! :)
Date Posted: 1/6/2012 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I don't think I'd seen that particular help doc before.  Thanks, Mary!