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Just in time for the Holidays: USPS® unveils Priority Mail Flat Rate Precious Cargo boxes™

By Paul Kovlakas

It’s hard to believe, but another holiday shopping season is really just around the corner. Whether you’re planning on sending a gift to a loved one this holiday season, or want to make sure that your business’s mailing operation is ready for the flurry of incoming customer orders, you’ll surely need some reliability over how your packages are getting to their recipients.

For that reason, take a few minutes to think about the packaging itself. Don’t just grab any old box lying around. Not all boxes are created equal; some are more prone to wear and tear and may not survive the trip. Others may hold up just fine, but because of their size or dimensions, may unnecessarily cost an arm and a leg. Take greater control over how you’re packing your holiday gifts and customer orders this season with the new USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Precious Cargo Boxes™.

Rather than going the typical route of stuffing a box to the brim with packing peanuts, the Precious Cargo Boxes utilize polyethylene (EPE) foam dots. These are installed specifically within the boxes to both hold a packed item in place and also strategically distribute outside pressure on the box, to better ensure that items aren’t damaged in transit.

The Precious Cargo Boxes also take your size considerations into account. You don’t need a massive box to ship, say, an iPhone case; that’s a waste of your shipping budget, and a waste of space on the delivery truck. The USPS provides Precious Cargo Boxes in three distinct sizes and price points: small for $6.99, medium for $12.99 and large for $15.99.

Check out our handy size comparisons chart, along with some easy-to-visualize references for how big these dimensions actually are:

For businesses and shoppers alike, the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Precious Cargo Boxes provide a cutting-edge and flexible way to securely, quickly and safely ship packages to customers and gift recipients just in time for the holidays.

For more information on the Precious Cargo boxes, or to stock up on them yourself, check out Stay tuned for more holiday shipping news and resources from Pitney Bowes.

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