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Best way to ship glass

I started my shop back in May and posted a question. A few members let me know that razorback stuff was copyrighted. So I thought for awhile about what to do until I could get the license from U of A. I finally have another product I love! and Love making.
But I'm not sure the best way to ship it. Its glass cutting board 8x8. I looked around and got other shipping estimate from other stores. Would my best bet to go to the Post Office and ask them?
Or does anyone else sell something similar that can help me out? $8 seemed high but again never shipped glass before. :)

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It depends on weight as well.

There are priority mail boxes which are for board games. That would probably fit your cutting board.

Lots of bubble wrap.


You then need to weight the package and you can calculate shipping online.
Priority Mail Flat Rate = $12.35

(depends a bit on destination too - the farther from you - the more it will be)
Roughly....here are prices for regular Priority Mail.
2lbs = $7.48
3lbs = $9.03
I would be surprised if you can send an 8x8 anything, let alone glass packed securely for $8.

Rather than using someone else's shipping rate, pack the glass as if it were going out to a customer to get a shipping price - don't forget to add in your shipping material costs.
Glass is expensive to ship. I've been shipping it for 27 years. Even flat glass needs to be double boxed.
Paper the item
Bubblewrap 2-4" worth
Box
bubblewrap or peanuts (I've developed an allergy to Styrofoam so I can only use bubblewrap) 2-4"
box

I would put an 8x8 item in a box close to 9x9x3 and that box in an 11x11x5. Or as close to those sizes as I could get on standard boxes. I wouldn't order custom size. USPS offers a lot of boxes - look at what they have.

I average one broken item every couple of years - just had our first Etsy breakage earlier this week (sad).
Kenneth or Julie, I am coming to Branson for a week in September and would love to see your work in person. What shops are you in?
Believe it or not we don't sell anywhere in town. Everywhere else...just not here except out of our studio next to our house. Convo me and you can stop by....Julie
Okay thanks! I'll pack one up tonight and act like I'm shipping it!
Shipping glass would be a bit of a challenge. I do agree with the previous comments, you have to use good quality box and loads of bubble wrap. I get paranoid shipping wood particularly my thin wood products how much more glass.
I ship a lot of glass. Double box if you can and lots of bubble wrap! Only 2 mishaps in 16 years.

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