Buddah’s Holiday Shipping Tips

I use my United States Postal Service expertise to guide and educate those looking to save some money shipping packages during this busy time of year. See what the USPS offers including some freebies that might surprise you. Watch and learn.

USPS info:
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS
M-F – 8:00am-8:30pm ET
Sat – 8:00am-6:00pm ET
Sun/Holidays – Closed
Supply Department 1-800-610-8734 (chose option 1)

20 thoughts on “Buddah’s Holiday Shipping Tips

  • October 14, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Do you have permission to display that logo on your website?

  • October 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Wouldn’t it be “horizontally challenged”

  • October 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Very informative Buddah! Thanks!!!

  • October 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Stellar video. Seems like most posts on chilehead blogs (especially mine) are reviews and hot sauce news, so it’s a breath of fresh air to see an “outside the box” posting like this and still have it be extremely informative.

    This should be required viewing for hot sauce fans mailing out bottles or for newer sauce companies.

  • October 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks Scott, that means a lot. I tried to bring a little something something to our spicy maker friends who often do not know what it takes to get their products to the public. I have been wanting to do this for a while, and I felt with the holiday season upon us, there was no better time.

    @Wayne, thank you too my salsa brother. I hope it helps in your future salsa sales.

  • October 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I hope they see that I am using it to help, but no I do not have their permission. I will send them a link and see what they have to say about it. I can always remove the pic if need be.

  • October 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Also, the flat rate boxes can be used for international shipping at the same price if the box is going to someone overseas using an APO address. I just shipped some salsa to Italy, to a civil service civilian for the price of a large flat rate box. The customs forms online are seriously confusing, but my local shipping store helped me out. Good info Buddah.

  • October 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for adding that Xero. You have gone a long way since we first started talking years ago. :_thumbsup:

  • October 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Well Done Buddah! Thanks so much for all those valuable shipping tips!

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  • October 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Buddah – Thanks so much for taking the time to create and share this video. Super helpful!!

  • October 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I hope you find the info useful Kim. Thanks for stopping by.

  • October 18, 2010 at 5:22 am

    thanks for the post

  • October 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for the info Buddah.

    I didn’t know about the free tape.

    Good information!


  • October 23, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Maybe you should be doing a shipping blog.


  • October 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Hey Buddha, My Great Grandfather, Grandfather and Father all worked for the PO. I jumped ship and have worked for UPS for 31 years. You have displayed and pointed out great shipping opportunities. I use the Post Office all the time. You know they are such a good deal because those boxes are money losers and are subsided by our tax dollars. You would be silly not to take advantage of it.

    I think you are the “Crazy Bomb Killer Hot Sauce Critic” in my book. That is all I am saying!

  • October 29, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Good video Buddah. We use priority mail shipping for all our web orders and we get all the boxes for free as you mention. One thing caught my eye was the free priority mail packing tape so I called about that and was told they do not provide that anymore since it was being misused (she told me people were using it on non-priority mail shipping).

  • October 29, 2010 at 8:57 am


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