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Subject: Fedex envelope
Date Posted: 1/20/2011 7:54 PM ET
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Can I reuse a Fedex envelope to send a book?

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 8:39 PM ET
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Yes you can Nora. The USPS doesn't care about materials from other services, only their own. I usually turn mine inside out tho, just to hide the FedEx image so it doesn't confuse anyone.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 9:08 PM ET
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Thanks Melanie.

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 10:46 PM ET
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I personally don't think it's ethical unless it is being reused, but the USPS will not penalize you for it. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 11:24 PM ET
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We were both talking about reusing them I believe. Nora specifically asked about reusing and that's what my answer pertained to. I still turn them inside out so there is no confusion.



Last Edited on: 1/20/11 11:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/29/2012 8:58 AM ET
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Inside out, as with the bubbles on the outside?!  I will probably reuse some of the larger ones by putting a book in sideways and folding them so that basically all the FedEx info is on the inside of the fold, then taping a large label over the rest.

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 1:06 PM ET
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Yes (as already posted) USPS does not care if you re-use packaging from other carriers (I asked). 

FYI, there shouldn't be any bubbles on the outside.  IIRC Fed-Ex uses either cardboard or those Tyvex envelopes that are sturdy, water resistant, single layer material.

Date Posted: 7/29/2012 3:37 PM ET
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Denise, FedEx does have bubble envelopes. We use them at work to send our reports - GBC comb-punch/bound ,with those sharp plastic corners.

FedEx ® Padded Pak Part No.DimensionsCapacity13938011.75'' x 15.75'' (29.85 cm x 40.01 cm)20 lbs. Intended for larger or heavier documents or soft goods. Made with padded-bubble construction for added protection.

I think you have to have a FedEx account to order them, I couldn't find them online except when I logged into the business account.

Date Posted: 7/30/2012 1:05 AM ET
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And there ya go, somebody around here knows the answer to (almost) every question!



Last Edited on: 7/30/12 1:06 AM ET - Total times edited: 1