If the plants were sent in a priority mail box then there should really be no issues with squishing. However, if they were sent by a bubble mailer then that is definitely a possibility. If you're afraid of the plants getting squished it's safer to send them by priority mail.
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Yeah ive gotten plants from newer shippers in the old bubble wrap and theyre squished and cooked to death. Priority is the only way. I ship them just like fish in a bag, rubber band to make a nice little pouch
Shipping in bubble mailers, even if priority, is iffy at best unless it's moss or you splurge on rigid plastic containers.
What I do is wrap plants in damp paper towel, put it in a plastic bag with a small cushion of air, seal the bag, wrap that in newspaper or styrofoam, put it in the box, stuff wadded paper in the spare spaces and seal the box.
I've done this as a side business for about 3 years now, 100's of shipments and I've only ever used bubble mailers and I've never had a bad shipment. I use the plastic ones similar to a UPS bubble mailer. What I do is put the plant in a zip lock bag, squeeze all the air of it, then put all the zip locks into a big zip lock bag and close it without squeezing the air out of it so as to create somewhat of a bubble. Someone would have to stomp on it for it to crush, which could happen I guess but hasn't yet...Shipping boxes priority post in Canada is alot more expensive. This keeps the costs down and works very well...
Of course. What Im trying to say when the bag inside leaks, the box gets messed up. Even if the outer box is sealed with clear tape.
Double bag it. Almost every plant delivery I've got from this site has been a small priority box with the plants in a single ziplock bag with a tiny bit of water or a slightly damp paper towel. Every single time it has worked. If you are concerned about the bag breaking open, put another bag over the first one.
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