Why can you print every kind of postage except the reasonably priced ones???
June 26, 2011 1:29 PM Subscribe
Shipping dilemma: I have 30-40 boxes at my house I need to ship via parcel post. I thought I could print the labels at home and then have them picked up for a fee by the post office, but I've hit a snag...
posted by whoaali to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm moving and am shipping all my personal belongings via the post office. I thought I could use the USPS shipping assistant and a shipping scale to print out all the labels for my boxes and then pay to have the post office pick up the boxes. However, upon closer inspection it appears that I can only ship my belongings via priority mail, which is double the price and not an option.
As far as I can tell my only option right now is to slowly haul two or three boxes at a time to the post office in my car and then stand in line. Not only would this be very difficult and time consuming (and not really time I have) I can only really carry one box at a time, which would mean I would have to ask someone in line to watch my boxes for me as I run back and forth to my car. Not exactly ideal on many fronts.
So are there any options that I haven't considered that would allow me to print a parcel post shipping label at home or any reasonably priced services that would pick up my boxes? I'm doing this by myself and would really like to avoid having to call up one of my male friends to come and save the day. I've considered offering to pay one of my unemployed friends to help me, but I know he would never let me pay him and I feel really bad taking advantage of him like that.
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