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AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

How do I access this shipping method? I purchased the ebay mailers for coins/paper money that should mail for 53¢ but now need to enable or access to print label.
Any help would be well appreciated.
thanks,
bob :)

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 14, 2022 12:03PM

    If the item is eligible for that rate, you should see the option on the shipping page. However, I do not believe that mailer is compatible with the requirements for the 53 cent shipping rate:

    -Envelope thickness is uniform, less than 0.25” inches at all points, and not too rigid

    Here's what the shipping page looks like...

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:
    If the item is eligible for that rate, you should see the option on the shipping page. However, I do not believe that mailer is compatible with the requirements for the 53 cent shipping rate:

    -Envelope thickness is uniform, less than 0.25” inches at all points, and not too rigid

    Yes, I understood that and ordered the ebay envelopes expressly for this purpose from ebay.
    bob :)

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    MetroDMetroD Posts: 1,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am NOT an eBay expert.

    Are you asking about an 'eBay Standard Envelope'?

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MetroD said:
    I am NOT an eBay expert.

    Are you asking about an 'eBay Standard Envelope'?

    Yep, that's the one. Now I'll go see if I can apply it!!
    bob :)

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm surprised eBay would be marketing those rigid mailers for their standard envelope shipping. The whole point of using a rigid mailer is to make it non-machinable in order to avoid potential damage from running through automated letter sorters.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,079 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Before you sell it you may have to change listings to permit standard envelope option for $20 and under items. You could also probably re-use and cut up usps packing material and tape the item inside the right envelope. I don't understand the remark of machinable or not so. I would assume all envelopes go through the same machines, no?

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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 14, 2022 12:59PM

    @logger7 said:
    Before you sell it you may have to change listings to permit standard envelope option for $20 and under items.

    I didn't have to do anything, the option just showed up for me on items that are eligible.

    @logger7 said:
    I would assume all envelopes go through the same machines, no?

    No, they don't. From USPS:

    1.0 Physical Standards for Letters
    1.2 Nonmachinable Criteria
    A letter-size piece is nonmachinable (see 6.4) if it has one or more of the following characteristics (see 601.1.4 to determine the length, height, top, and bottom of a mailpiece):

    e. Is too rigid (does not bend easily when subjected to a transport belt tension of 40 pounds around an 11-inch diameter turn).

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:

    @logger7 said:
    Before you sell it you may have to change listings to permit standard envelope option for $20 and under items.

    I didn't have to do anything, the option just showed up for me on items that are eligible.

    @logger7 said:
    I would assume all envelopes go through the same machines, no?

    No, they don't. From USPS:

    1.0 Physical Standards for Letters
    1.2 Nonmachinable Criteria
    A letter-size piece is nonmachinable (see 6.4) if it has one or more of the following characteristics (see 601.1.4 to determine the length, height, top, and bottom of a mailpiece):

    e. Is too rigid (does not bend easily when subjected to a transport belt tension of 40 pounds around an 11-inch diameter turn).

    I've used those mailers recently. They haven't been returned to me. They aren't any more rigid than a 2x2 in corrugated.

    I bought some to try but they are rather heavy. Am Indian cent in corrugated ships at 1 oz. Same Indian cent in those markets would be 3 oz. I'm using them for philatelic material.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:

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    rigid is relative.

    for those of us readers, can you scale it for us. 1 to 10

    1 being a normal sheet of paper and 10 being some stiff cardboard. or how easily can you bend that thing in the op? is it flexible or does it end up basically folding when bent too far? t.i.a.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LanceNewmanOCC said:

    @AUandAG said:

    .
    rigid is relative.

    for those of us readers, can you scale it for us. 1 to 10

    1 being a normal sheet of paper and 10 being some stiff cardboard. or how easily can you bend that thing in the op? is it flexible or does it end up basically folding when bent too far? t.i.a.

    6 page laminated diner menu

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    6 page laminated diner menu

    .
    Ché Mís or Cracker Barrel?

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,079 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is there any harm in re-using usps priority and express envelopes, cutting them up with scissors and taping up the pouches to put in an envelope?

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    Is there any harm in re-using usps priority and express envelopes, cutting them up with scissors and taping up the pouches to put in an envelope?

    .
    i have probably cut up used ones before to use for shipping coins in envelopes (before standard envelope option) and have so many cereal and granola bar type boxes (same thickness as the various usps cardboard flat-rate/express big envelopes) and i've never had any problems with rigidity. (if that is what/why you ask) i do try to get the cardboard at least most of the length of the envelope as the envelope is so thin it will end up folding where the cardboard stops, especially if it is a short piece.

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