Earlier this year I wrote about the regional flat rate boxes now available online through USPS. I had eBay shipments in mind at the time, but I am finding many personal uses for these money saving boxes.
Do you have relatives that live in nearby states? I do. Most of our family lives in Illinois. Today I shipped 3 pound boxes to both mothers – and it cost me the 2 pound rate. Of course, purchasing online also saved me the cost of delivery confirmation and gave me a small discount on the postage, too.
I used the regional boxes for birthday presents last month. $4.97 to ship the regional box A from Indiana to Illinois is much cheaper than a tank of gas!
You should check for this savings if you are shipping your gifts instead of driving to see Mom this year. The less you spend on postage the more you can spend on her gift, right?