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Economical 5-7 day shipping rates

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The Roadside Pi...

Economical 5-7 day shipping rates

Hello friends.

 

 I was trying to find USPS flat rate shipping boxes to send out some of this nice C.B. Porridge bread. The only ones I find are 3 day priority boxes. I am confused about the cheapest way to ship a few loafs of bread from N.Y.C. to: FL. and AZ. Thanks for any help.

 

 Kind regards,

Will F.

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Yippee

Hi, Will,

You may weigh your loaves first, and then input the weight on the USPS website to get an estimate of the various shipping costs.  I doubt if they would be cheaper than the flat rate Priority Mail. PM usually delivers within 2 days,  so your bread will arrive more fresh. I usually use its envelope to ship my rye bread. 

Yippee

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The Roadside Pi...

Thank you for your help. Your rye bread does not get crushed in the envelope?

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Yippee

as far as my friends' pictures showed on TFL, but keep in mind that the Baltic rye loaves I shipped were pretty "sturdy". The envelope fits a 1-kg oval/elongated loaf snugly.

Yippee

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The Roadside Pi...

I think my sourdough porridge bread with need the safety of a box. Thanks for all your help!

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suave

Look at regional boxes.  You have to order them from USPS site but they may turn out to be cheaper.