I have been lookin too, I always ask to have the phase 22 sent back most people will send it,if you pay shipping. Usually cheaper.
Hmmm, never thought of a deposit/refund type situation. That might work. The Phase 22s are $4 each, that's quite a jump. Obviously cheaper if I buy more, but with the economy I don't know if folks would pay the price per pack plus the addition it does to shipping (if they choose the non medium flat rate option I'll have).There are some sport packs and the blue gel style packs that will stay cold for a while, you can always give them a jump start by putting your box, with the styrofoam liner in the freezer for a couple hours to over night before you ship them.
Currently the best one out is the Phase 22 and it is reuse able. This is the best pack because if will help maintain a steady temperature instead on only cooling, and only heating. So you could use these and only charge your customers a deposit, and if they mail your phase 22 pack back to you, you give them the refund, if not, get another one with their deposit.
Those are the ones I'm leaning towards. Thank you!I use the dry gel ice packs off
Tsk. I am not sure how long they stay frozen but they are cheap and really neat and I believe have helped all my shipments be successful. I have some axolotl arriving tomorrow. I will try to ask some clients what state the ice packs arrived in. I use the smallest ones that come in sheets and toss is 1, 2, or 3 depending on box size and temps.