I didn’t come up with this one on my own, but I’ve been using it and I like it, so I thought I would pass it on. Earlier this month Lorraine @ We are: clamco blogged about flat rate shipping envelopes, and how when she receives packages shipped in them, they are often rather beat up. Someone commented that when they ship items in a flat rate mailer they always put the item in a polymailer first.
Brilliant! How had I never thought to do this?
I’ve used this method a couple times now, and I think it has multiple benefits.
#1) It gives your item extra protection as it goes through the mail, and
#2) if you have a bulky item, once it is in a polymailer it is more compact and it slides more easily into the flat rate mailer, which
#3) probably also looks better to the buyer on the other end.