I never shipped shrimp before, and I'm trying to get everything in order for when I list some in a couple weeks. I know it's not hard, I just want to make sure I have this all correct...
Kordon Breather bags (in the smallest size I could find on eBay)
Priority Mail boxes (7x7x6)
Priority mail labels
1/2" thick styrofoam.
I plan on lining the boxes with the styrofoam, put in a layer of shredded paper, put in the shrimps, put in more paper, top the box with styrofoam, close it up, tape it, and ship it out. The shrimp will have some moss and/or hornwort to cling on to. I didn't get heatpacks, because the weather is getting warmer. I'm hoping the styrofoam will be enough.
Does that sound about right?
Also, I really don't know how much the straight-up shipping will actually be. I'm assuming somewhere in the ball park of about $6? In the event of an RAOK, would charging an extra dollar for shipping supplies be unreasonable? I'd like to know what other shrimpers think before I start listing and having people complain I'm charging too much...
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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