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Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to mail over 200 magazines in one day

Please see the bottom of this post for a FAQ on where you can find the magazine Across the nation.

Preparation for mailing bulk quantities of magazines starts early, when you ask your postal carrier for at least 200 Flat Rate Priority mail envelopes.


Which she kindly delivers the next day, Thank you Janna!!!!

Once the big day comes and the anxiously awaited magazines arrive, it's time to get cracking.

I carefully separated all the payments into Domestic, International, those who wanted more than one magazine, etc


Now it's time to enter each and every address into the Priority Mail computer program and print sticky labels. It is near the end of the process that I realized I don't have enough sticky labels and have to print the rest on plain paper.
Which then has to be taped completely to the envelope so it stays on.



Then I called in the Calvary (Hannah) to stuff envelopes while I'm typing away at the computer. Hanna happily gaveup a few hours on her Saturday to come in and help me with this. (well actually I bribed her) Thank you Hannah!!!



Hannah managed to get all these envelopes stuffed sealed and then helped me attach labels, all in just 2 hours. Go Hannah!!!!!!
Each label is checked to make sure the address is correct.

And here they are, all neatly stacked and boxed to make it easy for the mail carrier. I'm sure Janna will appreciate that.



I'll be taking the International ones to the post office on Monday Morning.
Here's an approximate schedule for you to receive your mags.

If you are in TX, OK, or LA you'll probably receive them Tuesday or Wednesday.
Anywhere else in the states (except HI) should see them by the end of the week.
Canada may take more than a week, and Other countries will definitely be more than a week. New Zealand, Sorry girl, but yours may be as much as a month :(

I hope you all receive them quickly and in tact. There are bound to be a few issues, lost ones etc. I hope that there will not be many and that this shipment will go smoothly. Feel free to contact me if you do not receive your magazine in a timely manner and I'll see what I can do.

All new orders, since Friday, will start being shipped on Tuesday.

Thank you to everyone, I know you will enjoy your magazines when you get them.

Margo

To answer a few of your questions:

Where can I get my hands on a new copy of Flea Market Style?
Of course locally, (East Texas) I'll have them at Winnie & Tulula's in Athens and Our Little Corner in Tyler (Noonday).
Nationally...
The Spring 2011 issue will begin showing up in stores in February such as Target, Home Depot, Barnes &; Noble, Walgreens, Walmart, Lowes, CVS, grocery and small retail stores and independent newsstands throughout The United States and Canada. You can order a copy of the Spring 2011 issue by going here. And don't forget that another issue is scheduled for this fall!

When can I purchase it?
The magazine is set to be released in February 2011. Watch the FMS blog as the time draws closer for an exact date and other news.




6 comments:

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Beyond impressive!!!
Beth

Marianne said...

Wow.That's a lot of work. I really appreciate that you ship internationally!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I can't wait to get mine. A new little shop in my area said she pre ordered several. I think she said they came 25 in a pack one will be mine

This is a great magazine

Janice

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Do you know if Hy-Vee Food Stores will be carrying them? I have been looking and I have not seen them. I would love to get a hold of one.

time worn interiors said...

Will they be available on the new stands? Hope so!
Theresa
aka:tot

trash talk said...

How many paper cuts ensued during this hazardous assignment? Girl...you deserve a purple heart...or at least a silver star for a job well done.
Deb

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