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Subject: Splitting Bulk Orders
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 8:15 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2008
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I've recently received a bulk request from a member for three books. I wanted to split the order so I could mail two books in one wrapper and one in another. However, when I split the bulk order, it split it into three different orders.

Was there a way to do this differently so I could've mailed this as I wished? If not, could this be a possible future enhancement for the site?




Date Posted: 4/9/2008 8:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I've always just mailed them all together since it's cheaper that way.  The money saved in postage would be worth buying a bubble mailer especially if you have a dollar store near by.

You could just access the address of all 3 but really only print 2.  If you're using the preprinted postage you can adjust the weight on one to include a 2nd book.  But even then-with the printed postage fees and extra postage-still cheaper to mail all together.

Last Edited on: 4/10/08 10:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/9/2008 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Why would you want to mail the 3 books in 2 packages to one person?  It's much cheaper to mail them together.

I use that brown kraft paper to wrap larger orders in since the PBS wrapper won't fit.

Date Posted: 4/9/2008 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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Ditto on the postage savings, and if I dont have a big enough bubble envelope handy, then I use whatever is on hand, some wrapping paper, inside out and wrapped around and around and around with lots of tape, a paper grocery bag, an inside-out dust jacket, even 5 or 6 pieces of printer paper all strung together with about a mile of packing tape has been an option.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 10:05 AM ET
Member Since: 8/1/2007
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I have done this in reverse... sometimes I get 3 book orders separately that are going to the same person.  I don't want to send out each one singly, so I print out 1 wrapper and use it for the package of three book.

To make the other books happy... I "act" like I print out the wrapper (i.e. click all buttons but the final print button)... and when I mail the "1" package, I mark all three books mailed.

Date Posted: 4/10/2008 9:31 PM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2008
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ive mailed books in empty cereal boxes before.