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Priority Mail Box Sizes for FREE & Flat Rate Prices

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Priority Mail Box Sizes for FREE & Flat Rate Prices
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The following list of Priority Mail Box shows you the sizes of free boxes, including prepaid Forever Priority Mail box sizes, and eBay-logo boxes, available to you from the Post Office or most online. These boxes are a perfect compliment to your eBay selling, and offer you strategic choices to save depending on your buyers' distance zone from you.


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2013 Update:

Please note updated 2013 prices are not noted below.  Those numbers changed 1/27, and can be substantially more than your previously paid. Particularly those much more costing are the flat rate envelopes or boxes used for international shipments.  And now some may have more weight restrictions.

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UPDATED 2012 PRICES ARE SHOWN
CHECK BACK FOR 2013 CHANGES:  MAJOR PRICE INCREASES, ESPECIALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL FIRST CLASS PACKAGES.

SEE 2012 Post Office Shipping Deadlines at this link
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"FOREVER" Priority Mail Packages:

"Forever Priority Mail" prepaid boxes and envelopes available.  Pay once and use whenever, even if postage increases. Never have to add postage.  You buy at retail price now, and if the rates go up, it does not matter as your prepaid Priority Mail postage is good forever for use in domestic shipping! 

IMPORTANT SAVINGS NOTE:  YOU SAVE MORE -- NOT AT RETAIL -- WHEN YOU PAY ONLINE AS YOU GO,NOT PREPAID.  Plus you get free Delivery Confirmation. IT STILL IS NOT WORTH BUYING THESE NOW FOR 2013 PRICE CHANGES. ONLINE SAVINGS IS STILL BETTER.

You can buy here at this link: (cut and paste into browser)  https://www.usps.com/ship/prepaid-forever-priority-mail.htm (select URL, open right click or copy paste)

Here are the package details and sizes available:

1 Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box (currently $5.35 at retail; or less if you pay for postage online) – PPSFRB - Size: 8 5/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 5/8"
2 Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box (currently $11.35 at retail; or less if you pay for postage online) – PPFRB1 “cube style” - Size: 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
3 Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box (currently $11.35 at retail; or less if you pay for postage online) – PPFRB2 “shirt style” - Size: 13 5/8" x 11 7/8" x 3 3/8"
4 Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box (currently $15.45 at retail; or less if you pay for postage online) – PPLFRB - Size: 12" x 12" x 5 1/2"

Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes

5 Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope (currently $5.15) – EP14F - Size: 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"
6 Priority Mail Legal Flat Rate Envelope (currently $5.15) – EP14L - Size: 15" x 9 1/2"
7 Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope (currently $5.15) – EP14PE - Size: 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"

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FREE eBay logo Priority Mail Boxes available

Some pictures below don't show the logo on the boxes.

Go to this page you can get free ebay-logo USPS Priority Mail packaging: Get FREE eBay Priority Mail Boxes here

  • Box ID 32: 12.125 in x 13.375 in x 2.75 in (NOT FLAT RATE BOX)
    Shipping Cost for a 2 lbs. package varies depending on distance of delivery from you, or less if you pay online. Heavier packages cost more.


    SAVINGS HINT:  If your package is OVER 3 lbs., and the zone is farther from you, you may save money by using a Flat-Rate Box for your shipment.
  • Box ID 35: (eBay Shoebox) 7.5 in x 5.125 in x 14.375 in (NOT FLAT RATE BOX)
    Shipping Cost for a 2 lbs. package varies depending on distance of delivery from you, or less if you pay online. Heavier packages cost more.


    SAVINGS HINT:  If your package is OVER 3 lbs., and the zone is farther from you, you may save money by using a Flat-Rate Box for your shipment.
  • Box ID 33: 7 in x 7 in x 6 in (NOT FLAT RATE BOX)
    Shipping Cost for a 2 lbs. package varies depending on distance of delivery from you, or less if you pay online. Heavier packages cost more.

    SAVINGS HINT:  If your package is OVER 3 lbs., and the zone is farther from you, you may save money by using a Flat-Rate Box for your shipment.
  • Box 34: 12 in x 12 in x 8 in (NOT FLAT RATE BOX)
    Shipping Cost for a 2 lbs. package varies from $5.20 to $10.20 depending on distance of delivery from you, or less if you pay online. Heavier packages cost more.

    SAVINGS HINT:  If your package is OVER 3 lbs., and the zone is farther from you, you may save money by using a Flat-Rate Box for your shipment. Note that this box is same foot print, but taller a few inches than the next closest box that is also flat rate.

Two eBay-Logo boxes  are available as Flat-Rate size:

  • Box 30: 11 in x 8.5 in x 5.5 in (YES THIS IS A FLAT RATE BOX)
    This box is equivalent to two stacked reams of 500 pieces of regular copy paper each.

    SAVINGS HINT:  If your package is OVER 3 lbs., and the zone is farther from you, you may save money by using this Flat-Rate Box for your shipment. Note that this box is same foot print, but taller a few inches than the next closest box that is also flat rate.
  • Box 31: 11.875 in x 3.375 in x 13.625 in (YES THIS IS A FLAT RATE BOX)

    SAVINGS HINT:  If your package is OVER 3 lbs., and the zone is farther from you, you may save money by using this Flat-Rate Box for your shipment. Note that this box is same foot print, but taller a few inches than the next closest box that is also flat rate.

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The following boxes are FLAT RATE nationwide shipping:

IMPORTANT: IT MUST STATE FLAT RATE ON BOX.
If you incorrectly place flat-rate on non-flat rate box, use wrong flat-rate label, your customer may incur postage due fees.

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT:  You can not disfigure, or reshape the box or cut and paste together to fit around the item inside. 
It must close as originally designed and seal with normal packing tape. If it DOESN'T FIT, DON'T SHIP. Your customer may incur postage due fees.


IF IT FITS, IT SHIPS is the Postal Service slogan. You do not have to weigh the package for most items if using a Flat Rate Box.

You can order FREE boxes here on ebay:  Free Ebay USPS Box Supplies (also here http://ebaysupplies.usps.com/)
You can also order FREE boxes at USPS here, and shipped to you FREE:  (note: no eBay logo)  https://www.usps.com/send/priority-mail-flat.htm?

Savings tips and important info

*  Note if you pay for postage online you get the commercial rate. You Save 5% or more and get FREE delivery confirmation.
*  If you use your own packaging, you do not qualify for flat rate and you pay retail for postage and delivery confirmation if not printed online.
*  Remember, if it fits, it ships at these rates below. No additional up charges for Hawaii, Alaska.
*  You can use same Priority Mail Branded boxes for international shipping, but postage and weight limits differ from when you use the same boxes domestically. (SEE BOTTOM FOR INTERNATIONAL)
  • Flat Rate Envelopes: (various sizes)
    (You pay $5.30 or less to ship nationwide, depending on envelope; You pay less postage and get FREE Delivery Confirmation when you pay online)

    12.5 in x 9.5 NORMAL PAPER SIZE CARD STOCK ENVELOPE (documents and manuscripts, rigid)
    15 IN X 9.5 LEGAL SIZE CARD STOCK ENVELOPE (Great of thicker items, including regular paper to protect document edges)
    12.5 in x 9.5 in PADDED ENVELOPE (protective bubble padding)
    10 in x 7 in GIFT GARD (oversized greeting cards, gift cards) Note: shows gift ribbon on outside
    10 in x 5 in WINDOW ENVELOPE (clear glassine front window to hold #10 envelop)
    10 in x 6 in SMALL FLAT RATE (passports, small documents/items)

     
  • Small Flat Rate: (8.625 in x 5.375 in x 1.625 in)
    (You pay $5.35 to ship nationwide; You pay less postage and get FREE Delivery Confirmation when you pay online)

     
  • Regular (Medium) Flat Rate Boxes: 11 in x 8.5 in x 5.5 similar to shoe box in or 11.875 in x 3.375 in x 13.625 in similar to clothing box
    (You pay $11.35 or less to ship nationwide; You pay less postage and get FREE Delivery Confirmation when you pay online)


     
  • Large Flat Rate Boxes: 12.25 in x 12.25 in x 6 in
    (You pay $15.45 or less to ship nationwide; You pay less postage and get FREE Delivery Confirmation when you pay online. Note: APO pricing is only $13.45)

     
  • Large Priority Mail Boxes like above Box 7 (12 in x 12 in x 8 in - largest available)
    (You pay actually weight shipping, rounded up to the next full pound; You pay less postage and get FREE Delivery Confirmation when you pay online.)
     
  • Box ID GB-FRB Large Flat Rate Board Game Boxes: 12.25 in x 12.25 in x 6 in
    NEW 2012 PRICING $14.65 when paid online
    (You pay $15.45 or less to ship nationwide at the post office; You pay less postage and get FREE Delivery Confirmation when you pay online. $13.45 to APO addresses)

     
  • UPDATE:  Larger-size video cassette size boxes are available at usps web site, described as follows:

    Priority Mail Large Video Box (O-1096L)


    Note- This box is bigger (and stronger-thicker) than the Small Flat Rate Box.  It allows you more room for bubble padding, foam filling, and protection of small light weight packages. You pay the actual Priority Mail weight charges to ship this one, however if under a pound, and a local zone to you, you can for same price flat rate as other Priority Mail packages of 1 lb. or less.  If you ship outside of your local zone, you will now pay based on distance, and weight.
IMPORTANT:  Limitations and conditions apply if you ship international using Priority Mail. Rates are much higher and weight restrictions apply. I also have found the 6 - 10 day delivery estimates can vary widely since it is not a guaranteed date delivery. 

IMPORTANT:  Do not use Priority Mail branded boxes for other shipping services.  The Post Office will return box to you, reject the shipment, or charge the receiver postage due.

IMPORTANT: If it does not state FLAT RATE it does not ship FLAT RATE. Do not use FLAT RATE shipping labels on those Priority Mail Boxes that are not flat rate -- it will be returned, or your recipient will pay postage due before delivery.



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