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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Butler / Moshannon Pa
I use USPS flat rate boxes and envelopes frequently when shipping honey/ beeswax to folks. I can get six 12 oz honey bottles in a padded envelope and ship for $7.25. You can ship whatever you can cram into a flat rate box- as long as it’s under 70 lbs.The post office has a box called a Game Board Box ( think Monopoly box size ) that ships for $18. I’ve jammed a bunch of hides in a box. Flat rate also includes some insurance coverage. ($100). You can go to USPS website and order any size box, they’re free and your mailman will deliver them to your door.
In a large box of hides, I start wrapping larger pelts- likes coyote, around the perimeter of the box,then fox, coon, etc and work my way to the center tithe smaller hides. Round beaver go on top or bottom of the box. I doesn’t hurt to fold hides either. I always print two copies of my invoice- tape one on the inside flap of box, leave other in zip lock bag on top of hides.
When shipping hides to tanneries, you also can skip the flip on hides normally put up fur out....coyote, fox, cats, fisher. Many tanneries request that all hides arrive fur in, but they’ll still tan them either way.