This is true – but also I use the polybag when I send Priority Mail because it protects the shirt much better. I was using the free USPS Tyvek envelopes all the time – until I received a returned shirt in the mail that had stains all over it. Apparently the mail carrier was playing kickball with it in a mud puddle or something.Hi Jerry
I know when you get the priority bags they have to be mailed as a priority package.
They may not be wanting to pay the priority rate.
Interesting idea. I have an impulse sealer so maybe I will try that next time.This may strike some as odd, but I found the perfect solution to my poly-bag problems...garbage bags.
I came across them 2 holiday seasons ago when I went to my trusty ebay supplier and he was back ordered on my usual 10x13 polybags. I needed a quick solution so I dug up my old bar sealer and went to Home Depot and bought some 3mil contractor grade black bags [it's the same stuff that Uline sells in a 12in roll and calls "tubing", for heat sealing]. They worked like a charm. Best thing is that I'm not restricted by the size of the order. I normally had to keep 3 sizes of envelopes and 2 sizes of boxes on hand to ship out my shirts. But now, I only keep the roll of bags and the deep flat rate priority box. Plus, they work out to about 6 cents per envelope cheaper than the poly bags. Win-win, I thought.