I have never shipped a HUGE package before. For a friend, I recently sent her a HUGE HUGE HUGE package. Here are some of the things that I learned…..what the heck is girth anyways?
Let me tell you, I came across some interesting things while goggling for girth…like how measure certain body parts of men but that was definitely not what I was looking for. What it basically means is to take a tape measure and wrap it all the way around the biggest part of the box. That is the girth. Then you add the longest length side of the box to the measurement of the girth to get the inches that the USPS wants. Or here is their lingo: length plus girth (the distance around the thickest part) of a package must meet their requirements for how many inches it can be. If you want to mail a box from the USPS it needs to be under the correct inches or no matter how tired you look from caring the biggest box that you have ever carried in (with help from your daughter) they will tell you NO!
Good luck…..we will be back with some more ideas and helpful hints!
- Dimensional Weight As A Shipping Factor (askharriete.typepad.com)
- The Secret Life of a Cardboard Box (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)