Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Last night I mailed two packages -- wow, what a difference with the new postal rates. When it comes time to mail contributor copies to 100+ Bedside Guide poets and all the review copies, it's gonna hurt. Could you spare a sister some stamps?

4 Comments:

At 12:04 PM, Blogger jen said...

I hadn't heard about the rate changes til I stopped by the UPS store down the street today. Our nice UPS lady tells me that the USPS now considers padded mailers "parcels" instead of letters, and they are thus more expensive. She advised me to mail things in plain envelopes to save money, but then you maybe end up with bruised and beaten books...

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Reb said...

I knew the new rates were coming and I tried to send as many review copies last week as I could find time -- but it cost $9 to send 2 review magazines and a thin book to WA in a padded evelope. It used to cost $7. This wasn't something I wanted to send via media mail. Damn it.

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger shanna said...

YO, sometimes it is cheaper to stuff things into 2 priority mail flat-rates than it is to do it thataway. (priority flat rate went up to $4.60 from $3.95, but i think that woulda done ya that time!)

also, the new rates come with electronic postage discounts. check out endicia.com if you haven't already. i think the fee is worth the reduced hassle, package tracking ability and now these electronic discounts if you mail A LOT. (i do.)

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger shanna said...

the priority flat rates are cardboard too, so they protect the books--plus that saves you from havng to buy padded envelopes. the flate rates are free from the PO.

 

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