HOW TO SHIP CANDLES | The "Secret" USPS Shipping Method No One Knows About


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I really hope this video helped you guys out! I have seriously been searching everywhere to find the cheapest way to ship candles and I’m so happy I finally found it!

Thank you so much for watching!!

xoxo erica marie


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4x4x6 boxes:
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Priority Mail Cubic through Pirate Ship:


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Small Pouring Pitcher:
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Candle Thermometer (similar to the one I have):
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  1. Great video but I would like to add that USPS also has a Rate Box "A" and "B" that you can use that up to a certain weight (I believe right around 8 lb's), depending on the shipping zone, that the shipping cost is less than the flat rate boxes. Depending on the box that you use, you can ship multiple jars in your shipment and save money. In addition, the majority of the USPS boxes are free, which will obviously save you money.

  2. Thanks for the video 😃 i had a question how do you ship your wax tarts? If you had a customer who only brought them and no candle

  3. Hi there! I was wondering about shipping candles during the summer and what to do about “meltage”… your fellow chandler, ivy 😉

  4. Hi I’m just starting my candle business and this video was so helpful on the shipping aspect of it because I didn’t know where to start. Thank you so much

  5. Thank you so much!!! I’ve been making candles and now people want to buy them. I needed to know the best way to ship them.

  6. You’re super 🤗 awesome! Thank you for all that you do to support & encourage us newbie candle 🕯 makers. 🙏🏾

  7. Thank you so much!! This is super helpful. I’m wondering if my 14 oz candles would fit in the same dimension boxes you’re using…the height of my jar is 4.33” and the base diameter is 3.3”. Would you be able to help me with this?!

  8. Ok so I pretty much know that this video was meant for me . My birthday is February 20th as well. …. and I started making candles too . Lol thanks for the tips 💜

  9. What if your candles are not in a vessel/container? Like a sculpture molded candle. Worried about it melting and losing shape

  10. Hi
    the prices that Pirate ship offer is the same price that Etsy offer , I just tried with one label and the price is exactly the same not even a penny less.

  11. When entering the weight of the item, do we include the box? Like package everything in the box then weigh it on the scale?

  12. Thank you so much for this video as I am starting my own candle shop has no everyone is at home I might as well give some thing that can last a while, your video is amazing and I have a question regarding the quick priority shipping:
    are you able to print out the labels from home instead of going to the post office? as this will be easier
    again thank you so much!

  13. oih wow girl thanks so much for this advice i never heard of pirate shipping and i used to go to the post office all the time

  14. How do you make sure your candles don’t melt during the summer when shipping?….like if you are shipping to Vegas when the temperature is 110 degrees?

  15. Love this video, truly helped me not have a complete breakdown.😭🤣
    I was wondering if you could give me a little advice? We are currently only doing wax melts. I plan to use bubble mailers for most orders. Probably 3-4 items. But if someone was to order more, what general size box would you recommend?

  16. I love the idea of the usps cubic shipping! Can they be shipped in any boxes? Or do they have to be shipped in those brown U-line boxes? I found some great white cardboard boxes that I love!

  17. Wow, this is amazing! Thank you so much for helping. I love that you got excited about boxes. 🙂

    Question for you: Do you have a video on how you package these for summer months? Also, does priority cubic still ship in 1-3 days?

  18. I am in the process of starting making/selling mugs and I just about cried when I saw the shipping rates! This is so amazing! Thank you so much! Is there a way to set it up so Etsy knows how to charge for shipping for 4 as opposed to 1 using this method…? Thank you so much for sharing the secret!! 😭😭


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