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Old 09-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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use USPS priortity flat rate boxes for standard priority mail?

does the USPS have a problem with people using standard priority postage (non flat rate) on flat rate boxes?

I believe i have recieved flat rate boxes in the past with post office printed postage that was nonflat rate.
i didnt think you could use nonflat rate postage ona flatrate box
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Flip the box inside out if you are just using it for the packaging and are worried what they will think about using non-flat rates.
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As far as I know, you can't. Back in the day you could use the Priority Mail boxes for any type of postage by flipping it inside out, but the bastages started labeling the inside of the boxes too. But other than that, I have no idea how they would allow someone to do what you are talking about.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:48 AM   #4
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flat rate boxes are only for flat rate.

you know, you can use a regular box for priority mail. it doesn't have to be a usps supplied one.
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Wrap the box in mailing paper and no one will be the wiser.
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Wrap the box in mailing paper and no one will be the wiser.
i would just buy standard boxes before doing that. too much work
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Wrap the box in mailing paper and no one will be the wiser.
I think the post office won't accept boxes wrapped like that. Or maybe it's one of the other shipping companies, like FedEx or UPs.
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I think the post office won't accept boxes wrapped like that. Or maybe it's one of the other shipping companies, like FedEx or UPs.
Why not? When I used the USPS I did the exact same thing and provided it was securely taped they accepted it. Really though, if someone can not wrap a package in paper, I'd say they couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.
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Why not? When I used the USPS I did the exact same thing and provided it was securely taped they accepted it. Really though, if someone can not wrap a package in paper, I'd say they couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.
Well, I know I was denied once, I just cant remember where it was. It was because if the paper rips, it would be pretty easy to lose identification of the package. A label taped to the box would be more durable. That was there reasoning, and there is some truth to it. Maybe it was just a dick employees rule or something.
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