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    • I was packing in 500 count boxes because that is what I had on hand, and I didn’t have enough to fill the box, but as the comment below shows there is a more efficient way.

  1. Depending on what you’re sending, you can get a lot more out of a large Flat Rate Box. Keep in mind USPS offers two different box shapes for their large flat rate boxes: Rectangle and Square.

    I use the square option exclusively as it allows easier placement of cards. **Note that the rectangle large flat rate is great for shipping cards put in 800 count boxes, provides a nice tight fit for up to three boxes.** Square large flat rate box is approximately 12″x 12″ x 5.5″. If shipping bulk you can fit 7250 cards in the box. This can be accomplished by:

    1.) placing the cards in the box standing on their long side, this should incorporate 2 layers of 4 rows and 1 top layer.

    2.) Place cards in the box on their long side, ensure the fit tight but not to the point they are stretching the box. Do this for 3 full rows. There will be room left over on the side after you finish the third row

    3.) Add stacks of cards perpendicular to the 3 rows to fill this area. After this is done, there should be an empty space that is approx. 2.5″ High, 1″ wide, 1″ long.

    4.) Add the second row just as you did the first. Arrange so that the empty space from the first row matches the second row.

    5.) Add packing materials to empty hole to fit the space.

    6.) There should be approximately .5″-1″ left at the top of the box. You are going to place cards face down in piles arranged to maximize the space. This will create a 12″ x 12″ box with 2″ square in the middle *I am going to try to describe how I do it with letters showing the pattern. Bare with me*

    P = Portrait = Untapped = Width is 2.5

    L = Landscape = Tapped = Width is 3.5

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