I understand it’s a business, but it still aggravates me now tht i have to pay $5.90 to ship now with a flat rate priority small box with tracking. i use to only have to pay $4.90. where can i go to ship for cheaper and still have tracking and what not. or do i ship in my own boxes? would tht be cheaper?
You will save money by shipping with your own boxes. Using the flat rate boxes forces you to use Priority mail when First Class is cheaper and tracking is still available. I shipped something recently for $3.60 with tracking and it got there (Texas from Mass) in the same exact time it would’ve taken to get there with Priority.
You could use the USPS boxes and just wrap them in brown paper. As long as the Priority box labels/color don’t show it’s just a normal package. Has to be all wrapped though. The color is part of the label.