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Shipping Domestic

WeightUSPSUPSFedEx
13oz and UnderItems under 13oz are usually able to be shipped USPS First Class Mail. By far this is the cheapest option.
Weekly Pickup CostUPS charges $22 for weekly pickups - if you are not shipping with your own UPS account (e.g. Amazons account) If you ship with your own account at least $75 weekly then the fee is $11.It is about the same rates as UPS.
Who Pays When Refusing a packageNo oneShipperShipper
Ship to a PO box?YesNoNo

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Knowing which shipping service to use and when could be tricky. It depends on items weight, how fast needed to be delivered, contents value.

Here are 2 free tools I found that can answer many of the pricing questions on this thread:
1. Fitshipper is for when you know the delivery address, size & weight.    2. Fitshipper for listings is when you are not your sure of the destination (eBay etc.).



Items 1-5lbs is when it gets tricky.

For Fedex and UPS there is a Home Delivery charge of about $3 for all shipments that are delivered to a residential address.  This is what will usually make the rates with Fedex or UPS a lot higher than USPS Priority (on low weight packages)

The base rate - commercial address for shipping zone 1, 1lb with Fedex is $6.65, with USPS it's $5.05

With Fedex or UPS the rate increased much less per additional lb

Shipping Insurance with Fedex/UPS is a lot cheaper than USPS. This will be a key factor on deciding when to use USPS over Fedex

Direct Signature Requirement comes standard with $300 of USPS Insurance, and $500 of Fedex insurance

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Q: Under 1lb what is the best service to use?
Typically USPS Priority Mail

Q: What is flat rate? When will it give you the best price?
Flat Rate is a specific size box that does not have a weight limit, and has the same rate for most of USA. Usually this will be the cheapest when shipping to the farthest zone.

Do all companys offer flat rate?
USPS has the best flat rate service. Fedex offers "One Rate" but that will only be a savings on Express shipments. If you have discounted rates with Fedex, the "One Rates" will not be cheaper, unless the box is heavy.

Q: If you don't have a shipping scale available, what would be the best website to find out the weight of a specific product?
Amazon has the shipping weight for most items. Add an additional lb or 2 for the weight of the box.

Q:When shipping to an apt building, will the package gets left in the hallway of by the recipients door?
A:It depends on the delivery driver. I would recommend requiring a signature when shipping to an apartment so that it will not get left outside.

Q:If USPS loses a package that wasn't insured, has tracking code. Can I get money from them?
A:$100 of insurance is included in Priority Mail Express service.
$50 insurance is included in Priority Mail service.
https://www.usps.com/ship/insurance-and-extra-services.htm

Q:What Carrier is the cheapest to send packages 1LB - 5LB NY to Canada?
USPS Priority likely will be the cheapest. If you have discounted rates with Fedex or UPS they may be cheaper.

Q:Items that I am shipping that the item is packaged in a box; is it necessary to put it in a shipping box or a shipping bag is good enough?
A:Depends what you are shipping. A bag is fine for items that wont get damaged in a bag. I use a bag all the time for such items.

I buy small boxes at Uline, its about $0.30 for a 7x4x4 - which in dimensional weight its 1lb.

You could also consider bubble envelopes ...

Q:How well priced is amazon shipping?
For having inventory shipped to Amazon using their UPS account, by far that is the cheapest option. For having an item shipped to a customer using Amazons shipping rates, they are not the best rates. If you ship enough to get discounted rates with UPS of Fedex you will be bettor off using your own account.

Q: How much does it cost for UPS Pickup?
UPS charges $22 for weekly pickups - if you are not shipping with your own UPS account (e.g. Amazons account) If you ship with your own account at least $75 weekly then the fee is $11.
It is about the same rates with Fedex.

How Much is pickup for one package?

Q: How can I get around it? Flag down a driver
Flagging a driver down not necessarily is the best way around the daily pickup fee. If you are shipping daily for the convenience it should be worth to have a daily pickup.
With Fedex if you do not have an daily pickup and give the packages to a driver you will be charged $3 per box.
Additionaly many drivers do not like accepting packages from people that do not have a daily pickup, as they have to save room on their truck for their daily pickup customers.


Q: What Are the flat rate sizes?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #940 on: February 01, 2024, 10:43:45 AM »
Have been using ShippingGuru (shippingguru8@gmail.com) on and off... he just sent me his revised rates below.  Has been a good experience and he's pretty responsive...

price for priority label from 1-70 lb

1-10lb $3
11-20lb $4
21-30lb $5
31-40lb $6
41-70lb $10

EXPRESS LABELS

1-10lb $4
11-20lb $5
21-30lb $6
31-40lb $7
41-70lb $8

EXPRESS LABELS  WITH SIG

1-10lb $5
11-20lb $6
21-30lb $7
31-40lb $8
41-70lb $9

FIRST CLASS LABELS cost     $2

Do you need to order steadily to be a customer?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #941 on: February 01, 2024, 10:52:03 AM »
Do you need to order steadily to be a customer?

Don't believe so.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #942 on: February 04, 2024, 04:56:13 PM »
Have been using ShippingGuru (shippingguru8@gmail.com) on and off... he just sent me his revised rates below.  Has been a good experience and he's pretty responsive...

price for priority label from 1-70 lb

1-10lb $3
11-20lb $4
21-30lb $5
31-40lb $6
41-70lb $10

EXPRESS LABELS

1-10lb $4
11-20lb $5
21-30lb $6
31-40lb $7
41-70lb $8

EXPRESS LABELS  WITH SIG

1-10lb $5
11-20lb $6
21-30lb $7
31-40lb $8
41-70lb $9

FIRST CLASS LABELS cost     $2
I used to vouch for them. But now tell whomever to use at your own risk.  They are 99.9% fake labels. (0.01%) because they actually work.    Just don't be shocked if packages go missing or held at a P.O

  Like mentioned 2 people in Lakewood who were using them had postal inspectors come visit them.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #943 on: February 04, 2024, 07:15:02 PM »
I have another new guy I'm using.
 Report back on how the transaction went.
 You can tell him Myi sent you, or please do tell him the first time using him.

 His rates a bit cheaper than Guru.

PRIORITY MAIL

1-7 lb=$5
8-15 lb=$10 
16-20 lb=$15
21-30 lb=$20


PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS

1-7 lb=$10
8-15 lb=$15
16-20 lb=$20
21-25 lbs=$25
 26-30 lbs=$30

First class label is $2 flat rate.

You can send your payment to my zelle or Paypal.

For bigger orders from 31-70 lbs, do contact me for the pricing. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

And his email is instantlabel009@gmail.com
I used to vouch for them. But now tell whomever to use at your own risk.  They are 99.9% fake labels. (0.01%) because they actually work.    Just don't be shocked if packages go missing or held at a P.O

  Like mentioned 2 people in Lakewood who were using them had postal inspectors come visit them.


Is this guy also selling fake labels?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #944 on: February 04, 2024, 07:17:42 PM »

Is this guy also selling fake labels?
They all are, USPS doesn't give discounts like that on their postage.
 Use at your own risk.   A sibling of mine had a friend using one of these guys for quite some time, the guy never bothered asking for payment. If it's a legit label. Who doesn't ask for payment.
 The chap here is they work and scan like a real label. Not sure how they get the info into the postal system.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #945 on: February 04, 2024, 07:18:28 PM »
I used to vouch for them. But now tell whomever to use at your own risk.  They are 99.9% fake labels. (0.01%) because they actually work.    Just don't be shocked if packages go missing or held at a P.O

  Like mentioned 2 people in Lakewood who were using them had postal inspectors come visit them.

which one specifically?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #946 on: February 20, 2024, 01:55:24 PM »
When I get a few min I'll explain to you why they're fake. I'll show you some screenshots and some stories about them.
Can you post those scrennshots?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #947 on: February 26, 2024, 05:13:55 PM »
Anyone use someone that offers ups shipping labels. I got someone offering very good ups rates is it legit or are there ups scams as well?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #948 on: February 26, 2024, 05:36:02 PM »
Can you post those scrennshots?
Have to find it
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #949 on: February 26, 2024, 05:36:57 PM »
Anyone use someone that offers ups shipping labels. I got someone offering very good ups rates is it legit or are there ups scams as well?
The same guy's posted above do fedex, ups, PO and DHL. International domestic.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #950 on: February 26, 2024, 06:06:19 PM »
Have to find it
We are waiting with baited breath  :)

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #951 on: March 06, 2024, 06:31:19 PM »
By the way. When I signed up for a ups account they automatically gave me net 30. This could be how these guys get there labels. Open lots of accounts and never pay. But it begs the question why would these companies continue to give net 30 so freely.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #952 on: March 06, 2024, 09:03:57 PM »
I used to vouch for them. But now tell whomever to use at your own risk.  They are 99.9% fake labels. (0.01%) because they actually work.    Just don't be shocked if packages go missing or held at a P.O

  Like mentioned 2 people in Lakewood who were using them had postal inspectors come visit them.
I was a 3rd

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #953 on: March 06, 2024, 09:05:05 PM »
I was a 3rd
What ended up happening? What did they say?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #954 on: March 07, 2024, 12:09:20 AM »
What ended up happening? What did they say?
user name checks out lol
Nothing crazy even though they are federal agents,I just had to commit that I won’t use them Again and anything that was stopped by p.o. Will be destroyed