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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 #820 on: January 09, 2022, 06:25:02 PM »
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #821 on: January 10, 2022, 02:11:40 AM »
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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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #822 on: January 10, 2022, 03:03:33 PM »
Any cheap international shipping by boat for relatively small packages? Like 1 cube foot weighing 20 lbs.

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« Reply #823 on: January 12, 2022, 04:12:57 AM »
Any cheap international shipping by boat for relatively small packages? Like 1 cube foot weighing 20 lbs.
Don't want to ship via air?  What country and what you looking to spend?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #824 on: January 12, 2022, 04:13:50 AM »
What's my best bet for shipping something 6oz? Anyone that does it for a set rate?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #825 on: January 12, 2022, 07:50:46 AM »
What's my best bet for shipping something 6oz? Anyone that does it for a set rate?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #826 on: January 12, 2022, 10:48:08 AM »
Don't want to ship via air?  What country and what you looking to spend?

To Israel. If it's no rush, and I don't want to spend $80 for airmail.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #827 on: January 16, 2022, 10:14:38 PM »
What is the cheapest USPS shipping option for an envelope with tracking info and possibly with insurance?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #828 on: January 17, 2022, 01:10:46 AM »
What is the cheapest USPS shipping option for an envelope with tracking info and possibly with insurance?
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Likely first class. How much insurance do you need?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #829 on: January 17, 2022, 06:19:44 PM »
Likely first class. How much insurance do you need?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #830 on: January 18, 2022, 10:01:47 PM »
about $350. TY!!
Would cost around $10.
 Go onto stamps.com
 And make an account and then cancel it after the free trial. While you'll still have access to buy postage. Or go onto PayPal multi order or whatever its called now and buy postage and add the insurance. Should be more than $10-$15.
 I had shipped a box of Reverse Proof 2 set from the mint to Pinehurst and paid about $13 with $400 insurance.

  Or use a better class of service and dodge the insurance, as there's usually a better chance of the package arriving.
 But that's your choice.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #831 on: January 23, 2022, 11:47:43 PM »
Would cost around $10.
 Go onto stamps.com
 And make an account and then cancel it after the free trial. While you'll still have access to buy postage. Or go onto PayPal multi order or whatever its called now and buy postage and add the insurance. Should be more than $10-$15.
 I had shipped a box of Reverse Proof 2 set from the mint to Pinehurst and paid about $13 with $400 insurance.

  Or use a better class of service and dodge the insurance, as there's usually a better chance of the package arriving.
 But that's your choice.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #832 on: January 23, 2022, 11:49:29 PM »
Or Pirate Ship?
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« Reply #833 on: January 24, 2022, 11:43:17 AM »
Or the discord I posted above. They are great. Really smooth experience. Legit labels.

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« Reply #834 on: January 24, 2022, 01:32:13 PM »
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #835 on: January 25, 2022, 02:57:09 PM »
What my best option to ship express, where can I get something for a reasonable price? Or which guys offer express?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #836 on: February 03, 2022, 04:46:00 PM »
Can anyone recommend an inexpensive shipping label printer that works well for moderate use? The reviews on Amazon are all over the place.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #837 on: February 04, 2022, 02:14:43 AM »
Can anyone recommend an inexpensive shipping label printer that works well for moderate use? The reviews on Amazon are all over the place.
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« Reply #838 on: February 04, 2022, 10:00:18 AM »
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