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Is it cheaper to ship poly mailer or box?

Is it cheaper to ship poly mailer or box?

Due to their light weight and small size, poly mailers cost less per shipments when compared to boxes.

Can you put boxes in poly mailers?

You can put a box into the envelope, as long as it’s still shaped like an envelope! USPS only cares about your outer packaging, so if there is a box inside your poly mailer or envelope, that’s no problem. But you can’t “shrink wrap” or tightly tape a bag or envelope around a box and call it an envelope.

What is the cheapest way to ship a poly mailer?

A Cost-Effective Shipping Option For instance, poly mailers can be shipped via USPS First Class Mail, for lightweight packages (under 13 oz), starting at just $0.49. (Try out our USPS postage calculator for an idea of actual discounted rates when using Shippo.)

Does USPS provide poly mailers?

In general, the USPS does not offer poly mailers, although you can get padded flat rate envelopes that are plastic on the outside with Priority Mail.

Can you use poly mailers for USPS First Class?

Poly mailers are extremely cheap, lightweight, and take up less space than boxes. They’re perfect for non-fragile items like apparel and work really well with the USPS First Class Package shipping service.

Can you ship a box in a bubble mailer?

USPS will only accept bubble mailers as packages if their total thickness is 3/4 of an inch or more. This applies not when the bubble mailer is empty, but when the contents of your shipment are inside.

What boxes can I use to ship USPS?

The Box. Choose a box with enough room for cushioning material around the contents. Sturdy paperboard or corrugated fiberboard boxes are best for weights up to 10 pounds. If you are reusing a box, totally remove or obliterate all previous labels and markings with heavy black marker.

Are USPS mailers free?

They’re always free, no matter if you get them at your local Post Office or on This includes Priority Mail Flat Rate and Priority Mail Express boxes and envelopes, as well.