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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 #580 on: October 11, 2020, 10:03:10 PM »
What's the best/cheapest way to send the coin back to the mint?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #581 on: October 11, 2020, 10:35:04 PM »
There's also a few guys on fiverr giving labels for up to 10lbs. Let me see if I can put the contact of the person I used.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #582 on: November 13, 2020, 09:56:01 AM »
does anyone have a UPS account with good rates, that I can use for a business?. will pay you an agreed-upon percentage more.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #583 on: November 16, 2020, 11:41:29 PM »
50 lbs to Canada, can get it for under $50?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #584 on: November 22, 2020, 06:44:23 PM »
Want to insure a $450 item, do I need to do the full $450 or can I do $350 and rely on the $100 usps covers?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #585 on: November 22, 2020, 10:05:55 PM »
Whats the best option for a 15x14x6 package
8 pounds with $500 insurance needed?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #586 on: November 26, 2020, 08:34:41 PM »
This is my go to guy for all my labels.
  Been using him for quite sometime.
 I can vouch for him for all the labels I've printed with him in the past.
   Yes all my packages reached their destinations!
   Very trustworthy and reliable.
 I have a bunch of other contacts but they don't compare to him.
  Definitely recommended.
      And in regards to payment you can ask him how you shall pay. Bitcoin, Cashapp, QuickPay, PayPal.

  You can reach out to him at;
Charles Ford • shippingatease@gmail.com

 
 Hope that helps you.
Currently using this guy for most of my labels. But I need a label with insurance and a possible signature confirmation. Anyone know who can do this for a label tomorrow? (My guy usually takes 1-2 days and don't think he offers insurance)
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #587 on: December 01, 2020, 10:58:53 AM »
How do u print 2 labels on one sheet of paper?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #588 on: December 01, 2020, 11:34:12 AM »
This is my go to guy for all my labels.
  Been using him for quite sometime.
 I can vouch for him for all the labels I've printed with him in the past.
   Yes all my packages reached their destinations!
   Very trustworthy and reliable.
 I have a bunch of other contacts but they don't compare to him.
  Definitely recommended.
      And in regards to payment you can ask him how you shall pay. Bitcoin, Cashapp, QuickPay, PayPal.

  You can reach out to him at;
Charles Ford • shippingatease@gmail.com

 
 Hope that helps you.
he never answered me, any other way to contact him?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #589 on: December 01, 2020, 12:55:57 PM »
he never answered me, any other way to contact him?
When did you contact him?

 What did you write to him?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #590 on: December 01, 2020, 03:00:54 PM »
Did anyone ever have package not showing as delivered but also not hearing from buyer to complain?
is it possible it wasnt scanned?
I also have a package that doesn't even show as received by USPS.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #591 on: December 01, 2020, 03:12:58 PM »
Did anyone ever have package not showing as delivered but also not hearing from buyer to complain?
is it possible it wasnt scanned?
I also have a package that doesn't even show as received by USPS.
i had this experience many times thru ebay

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #592 on: December 01, 2020, 03:13:41 PM »
When did you contact him?

 What did you write to him?
early last week. Asked him for a label to such and such address

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #593 on: December 01, 2020, 03:14:07 PM »
Did anyone ever have package not showing as delivered but also not hearing from buyer to complain?
is it possible it wasnt scanned?
I also have a package that doesn't even show as received by USPS.
I have a $3k package from Amazon delivered by UPS that says not delivered, even though I have received it.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #594 on: December 01, 2020, 03:16:44 PM »
early last week. Asked him for a label to such and such address

I have  found some1 with similar pricing but much faster response and communication.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #595 on: December 01, 2020, 04:09:16 PM »
early last week. Asked him for a label to such and such address
I had asked him if he provided insurance but received no response. He usually responds to a label request within 1-2 days but sometimes can even take 3. Communication is definitely pretty bad and today I received an email with lot of different labels under many names with the subject saying: "pick your labels and pay".
He will only respond to a label request or payment issue.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #596 on: December 01, 2020, 08:36:46 PM »
How do u print 2 labels on one sheet of paper?
From where?
Usually there's options to change the size of labels being printed to half sheet size 8.5x5.5

Or you can manually turn the page around so that it prints on a different part of the page
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #597 on: December 02, 2020, 11:26:41 PM »
From where?
Usually there's options to change the size of labels being printed to half sheet size 8.5x5.5

Or you can manually turn the page around so that it prints on a different part of the page
When shipping multiple labels I don't see an option to combine the printing onto 1 page with 2 labels

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #598 on: December 03, 2020, 01:55:33 AM »
This is my go to guy for all my labels.
  Been using him for quite sometime.
 I can vouch for him for all the labels I've printed with him in the past.
   Yes all my packages reached their destinations!
   Very trustworthy and reliable.
 I have a bunch of other contacts but they don't compare to him.
  Definitely recommended.
      And in regards to payment you can ask him how you shall pay. Bitcoin, Cashapp, QuickPay, PayPal.

  You can reach out to him at;
Charles Ford • shippingatease@gmail.com

 
 Hope that helps you.
What he charge aprox?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #599 on: December 03, 2020, 02:06:35 AM »
What he charge aprox?
Follow back to my link.

Or ..
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=28357.msg2305432#msg2305432

I charge a like for that link!   ;)

 Also when you want a label, sent the to and from address and what type of label and tell him you want to send the payment and to where.

 Don't waste time texting and asking questions otherwise he won't answer you.
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