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Weight of American Apparel?

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I'm trying to figure out whether USPS First-Class is worth offering to our customers, but I don't have a scale on hand so I was hoping someone would possibly know the weight of American Apparel "Standard American" and "Classic Girl" shirts. From their wholesale site I'm pretty sure it's Fine Jersey fabric "Fabric weight 4.3 oz/yd² (146 g/m²)". I'd really appreciate some conservative estimates. :)
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This is a general rule I follow for T-shirts (weight includes bubble wrap packaging which is about 1-2 oz):

2X - 12 oz
XL - 11 oz
L - 10 oz
M - 9 oz
S - 8 oz

This table would be good for the AA "Standard American" style, the "Classic Girl" style I think is about 1 oz less than the "Standard American". I think the amounts are a little on the liberal side, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

As far as shipping I find First Class to be more cost-effective for anything under 13 oz, and if it's over, shipping two shirts First Class is still more cost-effective than Priority unless you're shipping to a zone close to you (since Priority is zone-based and First Class isn't).
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Thanks lincoln! We're planning to use Uline poly mailers which I'm guessing are an oz in weight.

While it may be more cost-effective, I don't think I'll be able to justify running down to the Post Office for every domestic First-Class customer since USPS doesn't offer First-Class through their Click n' Ship.
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