Shipping sample to Wards

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Decided I would send a sample to Wards for analysis. Had a 16.9 oz water bottle to send. Would not fit in a small flat rate box and the post office would not accept as I had the top taped.
Found a little larger box to send it. Went to the post office and the total cost was $15. This isnt even priority. this is snail mail scheduled to arrive at Wards in 10 days.

Guess I will just stick to using spring, bottled drinking water or water from one of the machines.

How does everyone ship their items to wards?
 

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Did you order the report yet? They sent me a box with a return envelope as part of my order. All I had to do was put the filled bottle back in the box it came in and slap the return label on it
 

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You can send a smaller bottle and you can also use a USPS flat rate padded envelope. Ordering the shipping box from Ward is a waste of time.
 
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Did you order the report yet? They sent me a box with a return envelope as part of my order. All I had to do was put the filled bottle back in the box it came in and slap the return label on it
No, only because the cost was over $40. Figured a small water bottle would fit in a small flat rate box.
 
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You can send a smaller bottle and you can also use a USPS flat rate padded envelope. Ordering the shipping box from Ward is a waste of time.
Yeah which is the reason I didn't order the kit from Ward. Maybe a flat rate padded envelope would work. Just figured the USPS would not accept a bottle in a padded envelope.
 

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I actually sent in a 4 oz sample and Ward was able to perform the analyses. However, I'd say that 8 oz is enough. The 16 oz sample is much larger than required and that cost more to ship.
 

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On the wardlab's website I just ordered the brewer's report.

They took care of the rest.

Sent me the sample jar (small ~2-4 ox) and instructions and shipping label prepaid.

All I had to do was follow the instructions and pop the box in the mail.

Same box it arrived in, stick the shipping label on to it. No thinking involved.
 
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