Kickstarter lab for writers: fulfilling orders

laboratory blog

Mailing! Mailing can be a time-consuming enterprise and one that many first-time crowdfund project creators often underestimate. Remember that you need to buy mailing envelopes, print labels, tape boxes, and then go stand in line at the post office.

In a previous post I talked about mailing prices, so I only have a little more to say about that now that I’m nearing that phase of my project.


Shop around

My first piece of advice: try a few different post offices. I have two nearby: one is very large with multiple registers and an auto-pay drop, yet it seems to have a line out the door every time I go regardless of time of day. Slightly farther away in the other direction is a tiny little post office barely larger than one of the stamps they sell. The clerks there are always smiling and happy, and I’ve never seen more than one person in line ahead of me. It seems cleaner, better managed, and better staffed, proving that it pays to explore the options.


About Sechin Tower

Sechin Tower is a teacher, game developer, and author of MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE, a novel of creatures, calamities, and college matriculation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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