Tagged: trucker baseball hat
07/02/2019 at 5:03 pm #64408
- Location: Metro Atlanta
What is the best way to pack and ship trucker type hats?
I have a few to list but was unsure about the pack and ship. Some hats are new and I know buyers don’t want them squashed or bills bent, etc.
They might fit in Priority Box 7 (7x7x7 inches) and then that requires Priority mail postage.
Can I get some help please? There must be some hat sellers here.0
07/02/2019 at 5:33 pm #64411
I usually just used an 8x6x6 box, I stick the hat in a bag and ship it off. I always use First Class shipping.0
07/02/2019 at 6:13 pm #64414
I am in a hurry right now but to help you out do a search on both the “blog” and this Forum. Put in how to ship a hat.
We all have had that question asked dozens of times over the years and also dozens of members have responded with dozens and dozens of answers. Also search Scottie Mailers. These will pop up in the discussions.
Have to run out for a meeting.
Mike at MDC Galleries and Fine Art0
07/03/2019 at 2:52 am #64435
I haven’t had much luck, using the search function Mike, even when looking for posts that I know exist.
Is there a way to just search titles, otherwise, I seem to get each and every post that the search term shows up in.
07/03/2019 at 9:50 am #64452
Yes but it is a bit clunky.
Of course first step is to type in your search term into either the SL “Search the Blog” [older data] or “Search the forums”. Then hit enter. Next the results are going to pop up. But as you said there are a long lists of SL posts that will contain the search term or single words.
I just typed in “How to ship a hat” into the SL search field and got 6,135 hits that contain the word “hat”
BUT..Here is the But.. IF YOU ARE ON A Windows operating system [desktop crig]. Next hold the “control key down and hit the “F” key. This will bring up the Microsoft mini search bar in the lower left corner. Now type in the main focus of the SL search term you already used, in my case I typed in “Hat”, then next to that search field Microsoft lets you select a few criteria, like highlight the search finds, Match the Case and Whole words. I click on “HighLight” and “whole Words. That then found 15 posts out of the 6,135 that SL found and presented to me that contained all the search words.
Now to navigate to those 15, use the down arrow key and the MS search will take you to each of those 15 results and the word “Hat” is solid highlighted. Makes it much easier to find. Just keep hitting the down arrow key, and you will jump to the next highlighted word “Hat”. rince and repeat.
This is a whole lot better than having to sift through 6,135 SL posts that comes up with just the SL results. And yes, the highlighted word will show you “TOPICS” that contain the word and you can read down from there.
It is not perfect, and you can play with searches within search results. But at least a help.
You can do the same for both the Blog and the Forum posts but the blog is even clunkier.
Try searching for your name and then use a topic you have talked about and see if it finds it.
Ryanne’s name popped up on 1,681 posts and Jay’s popped up 2.900 times. Go to the BLOG search and put in Jay and then use the Control F key for the MS search bar, type in President and you will see where a member was proposing Jay run for “President”. Ha-Ha LOL 🙂
Hope this helps a little.
mike at MDC Galleries and Fine Art in Atlanta0
07/03/2019 at 9:55 am #64456
P.S. Could you imagine Jay sitting in a committee room and saying “No way in hell are we going to spend 3 Trillion Dollars on that!. Aren’t there some used ones laying around somewhere?”.
And we would never see a newspaper headline that read “President Jay approves a $900 toilet seat for Air Force One!” 🙂 🙂 🙂0
07/04/2019 at 3:02 pm #64533
Thanks Mike.. that helps a lot.0
07/04/2019 at 4:36 pm #64536
You bet buddy!0
07/22/2019 at 10:24 pm #65284
07/02/2019 at 7:01 pm #64418
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area
For wide brim hats like that I use boxes that are 10 inches long by 8 inches wide by 4 inches tall. (I use 4 inch tall boxes because that’s the tallest that can be dropped in a curbside collection bin). I use the ecoswift boxes from eBay which are extra light and ship under 8 ounces. If you’re not dropping packes in curbside bins, using boxes that are 5″ tall might be good.
For regular curved & structured brim hats 10x6x4 boxes will work. I get mine from ecoswift.
For floppy “dad hat” style baseball hats, I use the ebay-branded 8x6x4 boxes.
Some people stuff hats with paper or bubblewrap and ship them in padded mailers. I always ship in boxes.0
07/03/2019 at 2:45 am #64434
8 X 6 X 4 inch Ebay Box.. It works for most trucker hats.
First I put the hat in a clear plastic bag.1+
07/03/2019 at 9:53 am #64454
- Location: Texas
x3 for the 8x6x4, and I bag mine like So Cal Joe0
07/03/2019 at 10:03 am #64459
Same here for us as all the members have stated above. For high end, almost new and not pre-bent we use a 8x6x4 box. We also use a plastic bag over our caps but we do this when we first store them. So we pull the item, sort of fold in the soft back faric a little and put in a box.
A few years back we all had a discussion about Scottie Mailers, which are made of lighter cardboard and just a bit smaller in size and that members were then sliding the scottie Mailer into a padded envelope and folding the envelope over and taping. This “package” made for lighter weight and less postage and I think the topic was mentioning that the Scottie Mailer was less costly that a regular fluted, 175 Test weight, brown box.
Speaking of the Scottie Mailer, Google that phrase and there are several YouTube videos on the Scottie Mailer, it’s size and costs and show how to ship caps. Also go ahead and check for videos hats, wide brim dress hats, Cowboy hats and the such. So many videos out now on how to do almost everything. Worth a look see.
mc at MDCGFA0
07/03/2019 at 8:36 pm #64489
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area
I think you mean Scotty Stuffers.
This is a bit off-topic because I wouldn’t use them for hats but I bought Scotty Stuffers a while back but I rarely use them now as they are pretty expensive. I’ve switched to using regular 8x5x4 boxes now as they are the largest regular boxes that can fit in a padded flat-rate envelope. They are about half the price of Scotty Stuffers: https://www.ebay.com/itm/50-8x5x4-Cardboard-Packing-Mailing-Moving-Shipping-Boxes-Corrugated-Box-Cartons/141893303535?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l26490
07/04/2019 at 1:17 pm #64520
Yep Simon. That’s what I meant. Don’t use them either but was trying to recall their name off the top of my head.
MC at MDCGFA0
07/05/2019 at 2:44 pm #64558
- Location: ARVADA
A google trick for searching a forum is to type the search term and then type “site:” and then the name of the website. For instance here is a google search I could use to seek out mentions of Scotty Stuffers on Scavenger Life Forum.
Scotty Stuffers site:www.scavengerlife.com/forums
If I wanted only responses that were under the heading shipping I would serach like this:
Scotty Stuffers site:www.scavengerlife.com/forums/forum/shipping-2/
I have used this in lots of searches when I am searching for something and I want the answer to come from a specific site.
Another example. Say I want to find mentions of Scavenger Life on the eBay Community forum. Here is my search typed exactly like this into google:
scavenger life site:community.ebay.com
Best wishes, Daniel
- This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by aperture.
07/08/2019 at 7:53 pm #64700
- Location: Metro Atlanta
All great replies here. Great forum.
Thanks for the help.
07/18/2019 at 4:53 pm #65114
If using a box, 8x6x4 is my favorite size for hats. For most, if they’re under $20, and are foam/mesh construction, I usually toss them in one of the ebay branded padded mailers. Keeps them under 4oz, so shipping via FC is very cheap. I’ve shipped a few hundred this way, without issue.0
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