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What is the cheapest and best way to ship shrimp?

I was thinking about using USPS small flat rate box but they don't carry cube boxes. So seem like i have to go with medium which is about 11 dollar. Is there any other way to ship shrimp? My package is pretty small, it will only holds about 15 shrimps.
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There are 7x7x6 boxes that you can order for free from USPS's website. It might not be as cheap as small flat rate boxes, but it's sure cheaper than medium flat rate. Check their web store, lots of variety you can order.


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There are 7x7x6 boxes that you can order for free from USPS's website. It might not be as cheap as small flat rate boxes, but it's sure cheaper than medium flat rate. Check their web store, lots of variety you can order.
Thanks, I found it. Where can i get a quote on how much its going to be? I got to go to usps office?
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If you're using Paypal, you can use this to make postage:
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now

You can get quotes on USPS.com or on the link above.


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I would say the only downfall of the 7x7x6 boxes is you have to ship by weight. I found it being around $7 to ship anywhere in the US from where I'm located. To get an estimate, put in 2lb to the farthest city away form you (prolly somewhere on the east coast) and it's a pretty good estimate. Most of the boxes will weigh just over a pound, but I also found out that shipping a box that weighs 1.3lbs and a box that weighs 2lbs is the same shipping cost.


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Using the 7x7x6 and a breather bag for 15 shrimp, you can keep it under a pound which helps keep the price down.

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