Well, I did, after all, have to get my niece’s birthday present across country before Thursday, so I used the opportunity to take FLAShipping for my maiden voyage.
I went to the homepage, and entered the basic information for the package, and the site prompted me to register myself onto Joeshipping, and I did so. I was taken to the Joeshipping homepage, and noticed the scroll at the top listing participating charities. I scrolled to “For Love & Art,” entered sender address and recipient address, answered a few questions (probably more than I needed–take note of what’s “optional” and what’s not), inputted my credit card info, and printed out a page with sender address, recipient address, and postage that was significantly reduced from the standard shipping cost. All of this took me about 8 minutes to complete. Now that I’m registered, I expect future transactions to take only 5 or 6 minutes–maybe even less if my current info is stored.
I did not have to address my package separately (d’oh!), as it was already printed on this paper! I took it to my local FedEx, and the employee applauded my using FedEx to benefit a charity (which was rather unexpected). Our interaction lasted about 15 seconds.
FLAShipping.com is an awesome service and, frankly, fun to use. I encourage you to use it and share about it with friends, associates, and family. Thanks so much to Grant Terrific for co-opting them in our mission!