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Subject: Mailing multiple books to same address
Date Posted: 7/7/2010 3:01 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2010
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I have two books requested from me by the same member- how should I package them that would be the most cost-effective?  They are both about the same size and paperback, but bigger ones.  Should I just wrap them both together in the brown grocery bag paper that I usually do?


Thanks for any advice/suggestions!

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 3:18 PM ET
Member Since: 3/8/2009
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That's what I do, Amy.  I usually wrap them in plastic wrap first because that does a good job of holding them together and making a neat, sturdy "brick" that I then wrap with heavy brown paper and at least one strip of tape on each side.  I've mailed up to 12 MMPB books in one package like this with no problems.

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
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If they're the same size, I usually just wrap them tightly together in craft paper. If the books are diffenent sizes that would make the package a strange shape, I put them in a cereal box with some bubble wrap before wrapping them in paper.

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 7:33 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2010
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thank you!

Date Posted: 7/8/2010 2:19 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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You will like sending multiples Amy, the postage is very little more for the additional credit(s)!

Date Posted: 7/8/2010 3:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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And if you use PBS DC, then there is only one charge, no matter how many books.  Instant multiple credits!  (I rarely use eDC, but for multiples it is really worth it.)

Date Posted: 7/8/2010 2:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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I usually wrap them together in a reused plastic bag or tissue paper and put them in the same bubble mailer. It's not much more expensive mailing 2 than one, so you save money in the long run.