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Tips: How I Ship Greeting Cards & Paper Products with USPS First Class Mail

October 10, 2016
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When I first started my Etsy shop I was always super confused about shipping, so I thought I’d talk a bit on my experience shipping specifically greeting cards and paper products (stickers, small prints, gift tags, etc) for beginners or anyone else who’s interested!

Here’s a quick recap of what I’ll be talking about:

  1. Shipping First Class Letter vs. First Class Package, what’s the difference? I break down my thoughts (the pros and cons) on using both.
  2. I’ve included links to all the products I use throughout my entire shipping process and ways I saved on costs when starting out.

USPS First Class Shipping Methods

I personally ship all of my greeting cards and notebooks First Class Package. I also know a few people who have no problem shipping greeting cards First Class Letter. I talk about some of the differences below. Keep in mind everyone’s preference and circumstance is different and I encourage you to use the method that works for you!

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