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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

Need to ship a package with tracking?
Login to paypal and then click this link https://www.paypal.com/shiplabel/create/
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_bulk-ship

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

•°•°For Decently priced USPS labels see this post.•°•°

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 #675 on: February 24, 2021, 06:44:31 AM »
What would be my best option to ship a tiny package to israel?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #676 on: February 24, 2021, 09:04:25 AM »
What would be my best option to ship a tiny package to israel?
I believe pirateship.com

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #677 on: March 02, 2021, 05:35:57 PM »
Guy Number one..
He's still in business.

Updated Pricing

Shipping Guru




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Here Are My Prices For Priority Gigs     ...................Mode of Payment Accepted are ....Venmo , Cash app, Zelle and Bitcoin.
 
1- 8LB  USPS shipping label ($5)
9- 15LB USPS shipping label ($10)
16-25LB USPS shipping label ($15)
26-35LB USPS shipping label ($20)
36-45LB USPS shipping label ($25)
46-55LB USPS shipping label ($30)
56-65LB USPS shipping label ($45)
66-70LB USPS shipping label ($55

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1- 6LB  USPS shipping label ($8)
7- 15LB USPS shipping label ($15)
16-20LB USPS shipping label ($20)
21-30LB USPS shipping label ($25)
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51-60LB USPS shipping label ($50)
61-70LB USPS shipping label ($60)


Seems it went up to 8LB for the same $5!
Charles Ford seems to have stopped and started recommending this new guy on This Discus forum.. here's some screenshots and basic info.

There's two type so services, either for $30 a month to get member pricing as I'll post and or $250 for lifetime membership, would be worth it for someone to buy the lifetime and buy labels for anyone who needs on the forum, if there's a way to work that out.

 And then the standard pricing if you don't want to pay any premium. Here's the pricing...

On the top shows premium or standard..
 Funny if you don't have a membership it's cheaper to get the 8lb label at $8 vs a membership at $10! 😉

 Here's the link to sign up and become a member there's close to 1000 people on this chat, so something is up. Either he's really getting these prices as he's Shipping bulk or just some fake labels or the sort.

https://discord.com/invite/AB7b7ENKwe









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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #678 on: March 02, 2021, 06:53:08 PM »
Doesn't seem like better prices then shipping guru

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #679 on: March 02, 2021, 07:56:38 PM »
Doesn't seem like better prices then shipping guru
Yea this guys special pricing gets u 7 pounds instead of 6 for $5. Don't really see benefit of using this guy...

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #680 on: March 02, 2021, 08:01:38 PM »
Yea this guys special pricing gets u 7 pounds instead of 6 for $5. Don't really see benefit of using this guy...
Doesn't seem like better prices then shipping guru
A real pain to have to use the app and create a ticket and all.
 Would do one, just to see how it goes.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #681 on: March 02, 2021, 08:07:07 PM »
A real pain to have to use the app and create a ticket and all.
 Would do one, just to see how it goes.
Let us know, I think speed is important if it's faster then it's worth it perhaps.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #682 on: March 03, 2021, 03:59:52 PM »
Guy Number one..
He's still in business.
Charles Ford seems to have stopped and started recommending this new guy on This Discus forum.. here's some screenshots and basic info.

There's two type so services, either for $30 a month to get member pricing as I'll post and or $250 for lifetime membership, would be worth it for someone to buy the lifetime and buy labels for anyone who needs on the forum, if there's a way to work that out.

 And then the standard pricing if you don't want to pay any premium. Here's the pricing...

On the top shows premium or standard..
 Funny if you don't have a membership it's cheaper to get the 8lb label at $8 vs a membership at $10! 😉

 Here's the link to sign up and become a member there's close to 1000 people on this chat, so something is up. Either he's really getting these prices as he's Shipping bulk or just some fake labels or the sort.

https://discord.com/invite/AB7b7ENKwe










Are these prices for zone1-8?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #683 on: March 03, 2021, 09:07:12 PM »
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #684 on: March 15, 2021, 04:56:24 PM »
Hello All,
I was following this thread and see you have found some nice shipping prices.
Did any of you found any cheaper rates for international shipping than pirateship USPS?

There are some instagram accounts advertising with cheap international shipping, did one of you guys used any?


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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #685 on: March 23, 2021, 04:46:09 AM »
Just shipped out a bunch of packages.

 So at the moment don't have anything.

 But is this guy really offering anything crazy?

 Keep me post d if he is.

 Got this message from a EMT Equipment sale thread.
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To anyone that ship USPS  I WAS FORTUNATE AND ABLE TO GET A CONTRACT WITH THE USPS JUST AS STAMPS.COM, I WORKED ON IT FOR OVER 3 YEARS, I RECEIVED THE CONTRACT A YEAR AGO, BUT I WAS WORKING FOR OVER A YEAR TO GET MY PORTAL THAT CONNECTS TO THE USPS GSS SYSTEM, BY THE TIME I LAUNCHED THE PORTAL unitedworldlogistics.com a week ago, IT WAS A VERY LONG PROCESS,  BY NOW I MISSED MY QUOTA IN ORDER TO KEEP THE CONTRACT UNLESS I CAN STILL PUT 3400 SHIPMENTS BY APRIL 1ST SO BECAUSE I AM  SHORT TO MEET MY QUOTA, (GOVERNMENT THEY DON'T CARE QUOTA IS A QUOTA NO EXCUSES) THERE FORE I MUST GET 3400 EXTRA PACKAGES SHIPPED SPECIFICALLY PRIORTY MAIL ALL FLAT RATES AND REGUALR, AND PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS, ALSO FIRST CLASS, SO I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GIVE AWAY BELOW COST IN ORDER TO GET AS MUCH SHIPMENTS THRU MY SYSTEM AND HIT MY QUOTA THIS IS A WIN WIN YOU WILL HELP ME STAY IN BUSINESS AND I AM GIVING  ANYONE NO DIFFERENCE IN VOLUME TO SHIP FOR BELOW MY COST, THAT IS ATLEAST 45 PERCENT BELOW COMMERCIAL PLUS PRICING ,CPP , PLEASE EITHER EMAIL ME joseph@unitedworldlogistics.com, put in subject "below cpp rates", and I will send you a login and password, and your rate sheets, believe me these rates are extremely low, or you can go to unitedworldlogistics.com,  YOU DO NOT NEED AN ACCOUNT TO SHIP, THE RATES ARE VERY LOW, IF YOU WANT EVEN  LOWER THEN THAT, YOU MUST EMAIL ME
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #686 on: March 23, 2021, 12:41:32 PM »
Just shipped out a bunch of packages.

 So at the moment don't have anything.

 But is this guy really offering anything crazy?

 Keep me post d if he is.

 Got this message from a EMT Equipment sale thread.
I emailed him. Shipping guru has better rates

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #687 on: March 24, 2021, 12:27:05 PM »
I am using shipping guru for the first time. He didn't tell me his zelle info. Is it shippingguru8@gmail.com?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #688 on: March 24, 2021, 02:26:13 PM »
I am using shipping guru for the first time. He didn't tell me his zelle info. Is it shippingguru8@gmail.com?
Yes. It took him a while the 1st time for him to send payment info

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #689 on: March 24, 2021, 02:59:20 PM »
Yes. It took him a while the 1st time for him to send payment info

thanks for replying...but are you sure? i got this pop=up--note:You're about to send money to shippingguru8@gmail.com, which isn't registered with Zelle®