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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 #800 on: November 08, 2021, 10:30:54 PM »
   I used to be able to print using my PayPal multi order shipping and select a zipcode for the return address, and put my address for the return. Just with a different return zipcode.

   Now with ship station in place doesn't seem that way anymore.  Seems you have to put your address as the return address and that is where you're going to be shipping it from.
 Doesn't allow for you to put a different or alternate address from where you're shipping it from?
   Unless there is a way to do that?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #801 on: November 11, 2021, 09:23:44 PM »
how do they bill you? They have no payment method
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #802 on: December 01, 2021, 02:25:15 PM »
Anybody that deals with international shipments? I need guidance on how to ship a high value package to Hong Kong.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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Anybody that deals with international shipments? I need guidance on how to ship a high value package to Hong Kong.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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Anyone know if UPS labels printed at 80% size (by mistake) will still work? Or should I reprint them? (It's a few)
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #805 on: December 06, 2021, 11:00:28 AM »
Anyone know if UPS labels printed at 80% size (by mistake) will still work? Or should I reprint them? (It's a few)
As long as the barcode is readable you're fine.
 To do a test on your end. If you have a smartphone try capturing the label with the camera, and see if it gets it. Or visually see if the label is clear.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #806 on: December 06, 2021, 11:00:57 AM »
As long as the barcode is readable you're fine.
 To do a test on your end. If you have a smartphone try capturing the label with the camera, and see if it gets it. Or visually see if the label is clear.
No smartphone :) bar code looks fine to me
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #807 on: December 06, 2021, 11:05:28 AM »
No smartphone :) bar code looks fine to me
Nothing to worry then. I've done it multiple times where I blew up the label.
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« Reply #808 on: December 06, 2021, 11:06:06 AM »
Nothing to worry then. I've done it multiple times where I blew up the label.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #809 on: January 09, 2022, 12:44:19 PM »
Ordered an item from AliExpress shipped via UPS. Stuck in Shanghai since 12/30. What are my option? Seller claims Ups told them the flight was canceled and their waiting for another plane , yeah. Any advice or Best contact method for UPS?

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Make sense. Not much to do. Give it a week and it will start moving.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #811 on: January 09, 2022, 02:53:50 PM »
I have another new guy I'm using.
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 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
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #812 on: January 09, 2022, 03:14:16 PM »
Anyone use this guy recently?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #813 on: January 09, 2022, 03:27:01 PM »
every day!!
I started using this guy, even though his labels are a bit more. There look legit. These look real.
 Vs his with shipping it looks photo shopped.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #814 on: January 09, 2022, 03:34:38 PM »
There are also a couple of Discords with good USPS/FedEx/UPS pricing.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #815 on: January 09, 2022, 03:38:09 PM »
There are also a couple of Discords with good USPS/FedEx/UPS pricing.
Link or pics?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #817 on: January 09, 2022, 03:51:32 PM »
Here's one: https://discord.gg/MMtUnfpY
  You need to pay membership?

Is it the same as the labels from these guys from shippo?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #818 on: January 09, 2022, 04:18:44 PM »
  You need to pay membership?

Is it the same as the labels from these guys from shippo?
Shouldn't be any fees. These are the prices:

USPS Priority 
1-4 lbs: $5
5-7 lbs: $7
8   lbs: $8
9-15 lbs: $12
16-29 lbs: $20
30-39 lbs: $25
40-49 lbs: $30
50-59 lbs: $35
60-70 lbs: $40

USPS Express
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Free  free signature on all orders just (request signature) when submitting order

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #819 on: January 09, 2022, 04:20:45 PM »
Shouldn't be any fees. These are the prices:

USPS Priority 
1-4 lbs: $5
5-7 lbs: $7
8   lbs: $8
9-15 lbs: $12
16-29 lbs: $20
30-39 lbs: $25
40-49 lbs: $30
50-59 lbs: $35
60-70 lbs: $40

USPS Express
 +$2
Free  free signature on all orders just (request signature) when submitting order
Have any sample labels of what it looks like a label.
 Or can you email me a label you purchased. Curios to see what they look like?
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