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Subject: How to do it? -- Resolved
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:00 AM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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Thanks for the input!



Last Edited on: 8/14/09 8:40 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:04 AM ET
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You can use any kind of box to ship them in...... a large shoe box, etc.  I bring home small boxes from work all the time that I think i might be able to use for multiple book orders.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:10 AM ET
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You'll be better off sending in one big box. Media Mail is based on weight and although there is a maximum box size, the box would have to be really really large. I've sent 20 books in one package/box with no problem whatsoever. I don't think there is a maximum weight (although I seem to remember something for priority mail, but it's a really high weight). I don't think you're going to have any problem with sending 12 to 15 books

From the USPS.com website:

 The maximum weight for Media Mail is 70 lbs.

Weight Not Over (Pounds) Price
 
1 $2.38
2 $2.77
3 $3.16
4 $3.55
5 $3.94
6 $4.33
7 $4.72
8 $5.11
9 $5.50
10 $5.89
11 $6.28
12 $6.67
13 $7.06
14 $7.45
15 $7.84
16 $8.23
17 $8.62
18 $9.01
19 $9.40
20 $9.79
21 $10.18
22 $10.57
23 $10.96
24 $11.35
25 $11.74
26 $12.13
27 $12.52
28 $12.91
29 $13.30
30 $13.69
31 $14.08
32 $14.47
33 $14.86
34 $15.25
35 $15.64
36 $16.03
37 $16.42
38 $16.81
39 $17.20
40 $17.59
41 $17.98
42 $18.37
43 $18.76
44 $19.15
45 $19.54
46 $19.93
47 $20.32
48 $20.71
49 $21.10
50 $21.49
51 $21.88
52 $22.27
53 $22.66
54 $23.05
55 $23.44
56 $23.83
57 $24.22
58 $24.61
59 $25.00
60 $25.39
61 $25.78
62 $26.17
63 $26.56
64 $26.95
65 $27.34
66 $27.73
67 $28.12
68 $28.51
69 $28.90
70 $29.29
 
 
   
   


Last Edited on: 8/14/09 8:25 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:15 AM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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The maximum weight for Media Mail is 70 pounds. That would have to be a lot of books! I will echo the advice above, sending alot of books in the same package would be less expensive than sending them in 3 different packages. Depending on how many books you need to send, getting a box from work or the grocery store would probably be a good idea. Using the priority boxes from the PO would not allow you to send the package Media Mail.



Last Edited on: 8/14/09 8:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:21 AM ET
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Heidi,

I just had a member order 45 romance paperback books off my shelf. I mailed them all in one box and had no problem. The lady at the PO weighed them and put the amount of postage for media mail along with DC on it for me.  Ended up costing a little over $7.00. Just make sure you don't use a priority mail box or they will arrive postage due for the higher priority rate.

Pam

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:21 AM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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First find a box to ship them in.  Don't buy a box!  Ask at the grocery store or the drug store or a gift store if they have any boxes you can have.  Believe me, those places pay someone to come and take away all their cardboard boxes, they'd be happy to give you one or more.  I keep a small supply of boxes on hand for larger orders.  Folded up flat, they all sit in one of those plastic storage boxes and I've usually got a size that'll work.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:25 AM ET
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If you can't find a box for them to fit, sometimes I've cut apart cardboard and used it as a stablizer to make a brick of books to send. I've done that with 10 books and can imagine you could do it for 12 or so. It all depends on the book sizes (I like when I get multiple orders of books all the same size becaue I'm such a rotten wrapper!).