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Subject: How to wrap 4 books together
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 9:07 AM ET
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I just got an order for 4 books from one person.  This is the 1st time I have had someone order multiple books.  What is the best way to package these books for shipping?  Can I still pbs printable postage and delivery confirmation?  If so, how?  Thanks in advance for any help.

Melissa

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 9:23 AM ET
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I put my big orders in a small box.  and I do wrap each in plastic because it helps keep them intact instead of bouncing around and getting damaged. You can print off the label (if the order is known to be one order by PBS) on one sheet then cut out the address portion and tape it to the box.  Put the order information part in the box.  I don't like to send more than 2 in one wrapped bundle because it gets too hard and too easily damaged by the USPS.  I also do not like to put them in a big mailer becuase once again they tend to get damaged by the USPS.

Ruth

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 9:47 AM ET
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I do what Ruth does.  Boxes are a bit heavier than other forms of mailing, but not by much.  By sending 4 books together, you are still saving a ton on shipping (vs. sending them individually) even in a box.

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 10:51 AM ET
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depending on how big the books are, you can send them in a cereal box

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 11:10 AM ET
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If I don't have a box the appropriate size I'll wrap each book individually in paper, tape them together securely, and then wrap them all again in a couple of layers of butcher paper. Just make sure they're taped well (I go around the whole set several times with packing tape) and the edges and corners are well taped on the outside. Corners seem to be the most prone to shipping damage.

ETA: That's assuming all the books are the same size of course.



Last Edited on: 7/3/08 11:11 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 1:54 PM ET
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I wrap them individually with plastic wrap, then stack them together (the plastic wrap will keep them from shifting) and wrap the whole mess in brown paper. Tape the corners and edges well. Never had any complaints yet.

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 3:58 PM ET
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If they are the same size, I do what Char does - except I'll put 2 at a time in plastic wrap.

If they are different sizes, they go in a box.

 

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:34 PM ET
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If they're the same size, I stack them up, wrap them all together in plastic wrap, and wrap them with brown kraft paper.  Tape securely and they're ready to go.

Different sizes I put in a box also.