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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 #880 on: February 01, 2023, 09:49:12 AM »
Any recommendations which service to use for a pallet from Germany to USA?
The German companies DHL etc charge about 2500 euros+, simply astronomical!

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #881 on: February 24, 2023, 01:03:39 AM »
I need 1 priority label , I joined the discord but it says I have to wait 90 days , can anyone on there please pm me and I will send the info and payment to you ?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #882 on: February 24, 2023, 12:12:56 PM »
I need 1 priority label , I joined the discord but it says I have to wait 90 days , can anyone on there please pm me and I will send the info and payment to you ?
Which discord did you join? And what type or weight you looking for?
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**Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #883 on: February 26, 2023, 09:27:18 AM »
Which discord did you join? And what type or weight you looking for?
The one you mentioned above

I have a 9lb priority box

Here is the message I see

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #884 on: February 26, 2023, 09:33:23 AM »
@CountValentine , what's your opinion on the heavily discounted priority mail package labels from the Fiverr type sellers? Legitimacy, risks, etc?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #885 on: February 26, 2023, 09:37:59 AM »
@CountValentine , what's your opinion on the heavily discounted priority mail package labels from the Fiverr type sellers? Legitimacy, risks, etc?
Never heard of them or know how they work. I do know how stamps are counterfeited to work.  ;)
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #887 on: February 26, 2023, 11:20:43 AM »
If they are piggybacking off a large company (which would likely have to be doing at least a hundred million  dollars worth of shipping to get such a USPS rate) I'd imagine that company would have safeguards to prevent a rogue employee from generating random labels.
Even if they request to void a label they still would get charged once it gets into the system.
That leaves stolen gift cards/credit cards as the next likely option in my head.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #888 on: March 17, 2023, 12:36:51 PM »
Crazy to see the rates out there.
This guy who had been selling on discord made it more user-friendly to now have a website where you get your labels instantly.
 So not sure of someone is making them or system generated.
https://www.theship.vip/

 And then this next guy with retarded rates.
 Who knows... all I know is if you're package doesn't get delivered. You'll have the answer to why.



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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #889 on: March 29, 2023, 02:09:07 PM »
Would ups ship a suitcase as is or wrapped with pallet wrap?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #890 on: March 29, 2023, 02:56:05 PM »
Would ups ship a suitcase as is or wrapped with pallet wrap?
I'm not 100% certain but shrinkwrapping it or not will still get an additional handling fee if it's under the regular sizing limits. If over than there's a different surchage
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Just make sure it's not above the maximum dimensions . Otherwise they charge around $900
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #891 on: April 10, 2023, 02:26:15 PM »
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #892 on: May 02, 2023, 11:25:25 AM »
Is there a website that you can search and get discounted rates with USPS, FedEx, UPS etc for parcels?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #893 on: May 02, 2023, 01:58:47 PM »
Is there a website that you can search and get discounted rates with USPS, FedEx, UPS etc for parcels?
Pirateship has USPS merchant rates which is lower than commercial pricing. They also have UPS but I'm not familiar with their pricing. You can download their rates on a spreadsheet.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #895 on: May 07, 2023, 03:26:53 PM »
Does freeshipping.com have a trial membership?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #896 on: May 08, 2023, 01:30:03 PM »
I need to ship a return package weighing 6 lb 7 oz. USPS wants $40. Where can I get a cheaper shipping option,
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #897 on: May 08, 2023, 08:30:01 PM »
I need to ship a return package weighing 6 lb 7 oz. USPS wants $40. Where can I get a cheaper shipping option,
What's the size of the box?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #898 on: May 08, 2023, 08:31:03 PM »
What's the size of the box?
It was a big bag, I would need to measure it tomorrow.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #899 on: May 08, 2023, 08:48:33 PM »
See if you can get it to fit in a regional rate priority box. I had success with those. Or a flat rate large priority box.