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Subject: mailing magazines
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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I know these cannot be sent Media Mail.

What's the best way to send them, and does anyone know what the rates are?

Thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
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Beverly,

I've found the best way to send periodicals (magazines) is via the flat rate priority boxes. The postage only costs $8.95 and since the magazines are so heavy this is very economical because it does not matter how much a flat rate box weighs, the price is always the same. These boxes are free at the post office. If you only have to mail 2 or 3 magazines I would go with the flat rate priority envelopes which are only $4.60 to mail.

 

Sunny

mailer of many things and a postal employee

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 8:41 PM ET
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Great advice Sonsearae.  For the individual mailer magazines have to go First Class or Priority with very very few exceptions.  Taking advantage of flat rate options is the only way to save money.

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 4:10 PM ET
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Flat rate priority was my mailing method when I sold magazines on EBay.  For the priority boxes, be sure to use the ones clearly labeled "flat rate".  There are some priority boxes that are not flat rate and the postage for those are based on weight and zones.  I was unpleasantly surprised when I used one of those big flat boxes that had priority printed on it but didn't state "flat rate".   It was significantly more costly.