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I agree, for shipping shirts, USPS is a great way to go.

You get free delivery confirmation and can ship 1-2 shirts for $3.85 with free packaging material from the post office. 1-3 days to get anywhere in the US.

You can even have the mail carrier come pick up the shirts from your doorstep with their free carrier pickup service.
 

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Twinge said:
Is the delivery confirmation only free if you order it online?
Yep, you have to do the postal purchase online to get the free delivery confirmation.

I use stamps.com and it can send an email to the shirt recipient and one to yourself. It will also email you when the package is delivered.
 

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If you ship priority mail does USPS require that you use their own priority mail tyvek envelop? I know it's free so why would anyone want to use anything else but I plan on using these white poly bags that will eventually have my logo printed on them so I might want to use them exclusively but will that work with priority mail?
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Yes, you can use any packaging you like with Priority Mail. You don't have to use the ones they provide.
 

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is the only limitation that the envelope you're using has to be the same dimensions as their packaging?
Nope, there's no limitation like that :)

if i get "custom" envelopes to use that has my logo on it, as long as they are the same exact size as the priority ones, USPS will accept it?
It can be any size you like (within reason :))

Unless i'm thinking about their priority mail FLAT RATE...you know the commercials where as long as you can fit it in the box, it's one flat rate... i'm slightly confused
Yep, that's probably where the confusion is coming in.

For their FLAT RATE, you *have* to use their packaging and it has to fit in the packaging.

But if you're just shipping one or 2 t-shirts, you don't want to use the FLAT RATE packaging because you'll end up paying more. 1-2 t-shirts is about a pound, and shipping 1 pound or under via Priority Mail is much cheaper than shipping FLAT RATE via Priority.

FLAT RATE is really meant to compete with UPS for the heavier packages (3-4LBS +) where UPS is almost consistently higher
 
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