splymale Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 2:20pm
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I have shipped cookies before, but never more than 6 dozen. I usually can fit 3 doz in a 16x16x16 shipping box, weghing around 8 lbs. I'd like to see if there is a way to safely fit more cookies in a box, so I can cut down on the shipping charges.
Any suggestions?
These ship at the end of the month.
Thanks!

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scp1127 Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 6:27am
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If you are shipping out of state and have been paid, you must have an FDA license. They have guidelines for food safety during shipping, as this should be a concern as well as breakage.

splymale Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 12:27pm
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pack the cookies?

infinitsky Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 1:12pm
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Here is the tutorial on how to ship cookies...

http://www.cookiedecorator.com/showthread.php?100-Tutorial-on-Shipping-Cookies

Here you can see a video with a different method on how to ship cookies...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ZExxDBwJQ

They are both good, HTH! icon_smile.gif

ReneeFLL Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 1:48pm
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Originally Posted by splymale

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pack the cookies?




I am glad that infinitsky actually answered your question. With that many cookies have you looked into the different carriers?

Mexx Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 2:03pm
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I've shipped cookies before using air popped popcorn. Has to be air popped so that there isn't any oil on it. Worked perfectly and it is light weight so it cuts down on the shipping costs.

splymale Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 2:21pm
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Thanks everyone!
I liked the 1st tutorial from infinitsky. (The 2nd is basically how I do it now).They placed the cookie in a bag & wrapped each bag with bubble wrap. Then stood the cookies up and placed them back to front. Has anyone tried this method? I also think you could put a small piece of tape between the cookies to keep them from shifting. I'll give it a try & mail some cookies to my sister next week. She likes to be my guinea pigicon_smile.gif ReneeFLL, it looks like I will be using FedEx, the person I'm sending them to gets some kind of discount. Right now I can fit 3 dozen cookies with a 16x16 box. I would like to fit much more in 1 box.
Thanks for the popcorn suggestion!

ReneeFLL Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 2:33pm
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I usually find that FedEx is cheaper for larger items, but not always 100% of the time. Hope it works out for you.

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