Is it acceptable to ship a package in a shoe box?

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#1 GAMESHARQ
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I need to mail a package today, but the only box I have is a two piece shoe box (top and bottom). Is this considered acceptable or do I need to use a standard brown box like businesses typically use?

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#2 kurama2002
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As long as you tape it down well enough so it cant open and you can write and address on it im sure it will be fine.

take a look at page 4 http://www.usps.com/mailerscompanion/_pdf/mrc1202.pdf

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#3 Blubadox
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I think courier store will repackage your item...
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#4 Second_Rook
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Tape it up and get insurance, you'll be fine.
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#5 LieutenantFeist
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well I would just go to the post office and get a package there for a couple of bucks.

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#6 corwinn01
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Go to the Post Office and get a free Shoebox sized box from them.

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#7 Kuruption84
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As long as it's taped up and they got a to and from address on there you can ship in just about anything.
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#8 AirGuitarist87
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Are you sending a shoe? That'd help matters.
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#9 shoot-first
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It should be fine as long as the box is in good condition and is taped up well.

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#10 majadamus
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I wouldn't do it. I shipped my X Box 360 (It was rather big) in one and it got lost or stolen.
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#11 GAMESHARQ
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Go to the Post Office and get a free Shoebox sized box from them.

corwinn01

Since when does the post office give away free supplies? Last time I checked, my post office charges for everything.

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#12 markop2003
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That's fine, if you order shoes online i doubt they'd repackage them and the box should be fine for anything as long as it's not fragile
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#13 monkeyd_93
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what are you trying to mail and to whom anyway? as long as it isnt a present or anything expensive or priceless i think its fine
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#14 btaylor2404
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You should be fine if the contents won't be hurt if the shoebox is roughed up a bit.
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#15 corwinn01
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[QUOTE="corwinn01"]

Go to the Post Office and get a free Shoebox sized box from them.

GAMESHARQ

Since when does the post office give away free supplies? Last time I checked, my post office charges for everything.

I get free postal supplies all the time they even ship them to me. Usps.com

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#16 LanceA63
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as long as the box is solid enough to withstand the shipping process I'm sure that it'll be fine

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#17 Thug2Wasteland
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As long as the box is in good condition, and its meant to hold something like a shoe's weright, im guessing your good.

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#18 L30KinG
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not a good idea, get a free box, is better

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#19 df853
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Yeah, it'll work. I've mailed stuff in all kinds of weird boxes. Just tape it up good. Also, if you have an easy way of doing it, you might consider wrapping it up in brown or white paper sorta like you would a present so that any design or text on the box isn't showing. This makes it quick and easy for the postal worker to find your address and get it moving.