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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 #620 on: December 04, 2020, 10:28:48 AM »


with the USPS I never got any chargebacks for this and shipped tons with wrong dims

Even if u as an example, enter 5x5x5 and its really 30x20x5?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #621 on: December 04, 2020, 11:35:21 AM »

Even if u as an example, enter 5x5x5 and its really 30x20x5?
haven't done it with that large.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #622 on: December 04, 2020, 11:45:21 AM »
haven't done it with that large.
I think, the way it works is, there is a up to standard size [every carrier is different] and then anything above that costs more.

Any1 with more experience on this?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #623 on: December 04, 2020, 12:22:18 PM »

Even if u as an example, enter 5x5x5 and its really 30x20x5?
i don’t know about dimensions but with weight I have been charged a few times because my package was heavier than label some times as little as $1

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #624 on: December 04, 2020, 12:25:45 PM »
i don’t know about dimensions but with weight I have been charged a few times because my package was heavier than label some times as little as $1
I'm aware of weight but was looking for info about size.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #625 on: December 05, 2020, 08:04:04 PM »
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Seems it went up to 8LB for the same $5!
Who's shipping guru? The other guy?
 And where do you see 1-8? It's not in that pic?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #626 on: December 05, 2020, 08:05:23 PM »
Who's shipping guru? The other guy?
 And where do you see 1-8? It's not in that pic?
Yes
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #627 on: December 05, 2020, 08:06:58 PM »
Yes
Please reread the post
He updated his prices meaning that was an old pic?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #628 on: December 05, 2020, 08:08:32 PM »
He updated his prices meaning that was an old pic?
The picture is from shipping Guru.
The prices under Charles Ford is C&Ped from a email with him.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #629 on: December 05, 2020, 08:09:08 PM »
The picture is from shipping Guru.
The prices under Charles Ford is C&Ped from a email with him.
Gotchya.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #630 on: December 05, 2020, 08:15:14 PM »
I see everything is based on weight, does size not matter at all?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #631 on: December 05, 2020, 08:15:46 PM »
I see everything is based on weight, does size not matter at all?
The general consensus was within reason it doesn't.

To qoute shipping Guru
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #632 on: December 09, 2020, 12:57:07 PM »
Interesting, the rates I was given 8lb was $10...
Plus cashsapp was the only form of payment he wanted..
I ended up using shipping guru for a couple of labels and he sent them within a day. I asked for 2 more last night and he sent them this morning

Bought two labels from shippinguru.  Can I use his labels to ship the items in a priority box/envelope?  Or does it make no difference at all?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #633 on: December 09, 2020, 02:06:59 PM »
Do USPS shipping labels expire?

I created A USPS shipping label with click n ship in march 2018 but never used it, can I sue it now?

Or is there anyway to get it refunded?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #634 on: December 09, 2020, 07:54:18 PM »
 How do you speak to a live usps agent?!!!!!

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #635 on: December 09, 2020, 07:58:57 PM »
Are anyone's labels tracking normally?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #636 on: December 09, 2020, 08:17:09 PM »
How do you speak to a live usps agent?!!!!!
I haven't called recently but u have to manipulate the system to speak with a live agent. Try pressing zero or do something wrong to get the system to transfer you. That being said holiday season so wait times may be really long

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #637 on: December 09, 2020, 08:19:58 PM »
Are anyone's labels tracking normally?
Definitely taking longer in transit due to holidays but tracking has not been updated often. Only once it reaches close to final destination do I get an update

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #638 on: December 09, 2020, 08:30:24 PM »
Had 2 shipments valued @ $30 each were the tracking is updated as this: We attempted to deliver your item at 12:31 pm on December 7, 2020 XXXXXXXXXX and a notice was left because an authorized recipient was not available. You may arrange redelivery by using the Schedule a Redelivery feature on this page or may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice beginning December 8, 2020. If this item is unclaimed by January 6, 2021 then it will be returned to sender.
Never saw this before and I also thought post office only does this on signature pieces. I have seen plenty of times were package was left at door etc. Does each post office have own policy or does it matter where its being left..

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #639 on: December 09, 2020, 08:32:06 PM »
How do you speak to a live usps agent?!!!!!
I may or may not have a direct number, but nevertheless a good trick for speeding up your wait time is coming in the DDF magazine 2021. Stay tuned..
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