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Looking to get some cold packs for shipping over the next couple of months. I know ideally Phase 22 is probably the best choice. But to cut down cost to the consumer both for packs and shipping cost I'm looking at the dry gel packs. Anybody use those? I'm looking on TSK's site and can't find how long they stay cold, that's my only concern. Looking for at least 48 hours cooling, but with styro lined boxes they should stay cool longer than if they weren't lined. Thanks in advance!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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).
 

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I have seen a lot of people that offer different shipping methods. Even some will only replace a DOA if the customer chooses a speficly shipping method. You could easily have an option for the buyer to have one shipped with their shrimp for the deposit price and get their refund only when you receive it back in the mail. A lot of people that are shipping live stock have made heat and cool packs a buyer option and they are no longer standard because of the price.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Those are the ones I'm leaning towards. Thank you!
 
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