Thank you for adding all this! I totally agree with all you have said. I use USPS too and have been very happy with the service. I mark all items FRAGILE as a MY part of "due diligence". If the customer receives a damaged item in a marked FRAGILE box AND it was packed properly they are less likely to flip on on you, the seller, because you had already done everything in your power to insure it's safe arrival. I have had items arrive to customers crushed, pierced with forklift blades, or look like they had been run over by a truck. OBVIOUSLY not MY fault. And this is where the insurance becomes vitally important. I have yet (knock on wood) had an issue with filing a claim and USPS sends me a check within a week. I refund the customer and I get reimbursed for the lost merchandise. WIN/WIN
Guys - please keep this thread on topic. This was for tips on becoming a super shipper, not a place to air out things that are already on our radar. Let me know if you have questions.