Since we won’t be traveling for Christmas, we’ll be shipping some gifts to family and friends this year. Obviously, we want to be able to send the packages as efficiently and cheaply as possible.
I picked up some bubble mailers from Target in a bulk pack. Since I only needed a few, it was a better deal than buying some from a place like Staples or Office Depot.
Next, I’m going to weigh those packages and use ShipGooder to find out how best to send them. It seems like my lighter packages (under 3 pounds) will be cheaper and faster to send via the US postal service.
I’ll have two larger ones (maybe 10-15 pounds? I don’t know yet) and depending on their actual weight, it’ll probably be better for me to send them through UPS — especially since they’ll be insured for up to $100 in value at no additional charge.
Last year, I was at a UPS store and was able to bargain for a price match on the best rate at the post office.
If you’re shipping packages, be sure to shop around to make sure you’re getting the best deal!
Photo: I took this last year at Shane’s parent’s house. They always have such lovely Christmas decorations!