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Shipping Domestic

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 #860 on: August 03, 2022, 04:51:08 PM »
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That yes.
See my edit.
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See my edit.
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Yes real cards.
Do you buy volume of shady labels?
I've used them in the past here and there and it was fine, curious if there's anyone that uses them on a steady basis and can report back...
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Yes real cards.
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Here's an old guy who was also good. Besides for the ship which is awsome. See above..

$1 per pound starting at 5 pounds
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #866 on: August 18, 2022, 12:14:55 AM »
Here's an old guy who was also good. Besides for the ship which is awsome. See above..

$1 per pound starting at 5 pounds
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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looking to send a box to Ontario, whats the best method?

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looking to send a box to Ontario, whats the best method?
California or Canada?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #869 on: September 07, 2022, 11:46:15 PM »
California or Canada?
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i think its california zip code 97252

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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Has anyone had any issues if the box size was wrong but the weight was correct?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #871 on: November 30, 2022, 10:16:13 PM »
Any recommendations to ship 14oz-2 pound from USA to Canada and Europe?

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Any way to get a Zara return label without heading to the post office? They started offering the QR code thing only

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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Any way to get a Zara return label without heading to the post office? They started offering the QR code thing only
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #874 on: January 06, 2023, 12:12:31 PM »
Using fake labels or stamps. Or selling those items.
Today they made a nice little bust with guns drawn. Took a guy and a garbage container and some more with them.






 Back of his shirt says Police US postal Inspector.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #875 on: January 06, 2023, 12:20:16 PM »
Cheapest way to ship a small package from USA to UK? Dont care about time, and not valuable at all. Ordered from an ebay seller, they sent the wrong thing and I have to ship it back. Paypal said they will cover shipping up to $40. TIA

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #876 on: January 08, 2023, 01:26:00 AM »
Using fake labels or stamps. Or selling those items.
Today they made a nice little bust with guns drawn. Took a guy and a garbage container and some more with them.






 Back of his shirt says Police US postal Inspector.
Fake news? I believe he was stealing from the mailboxes.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #877 on: January 13, 2023, 10:13:56 AM »
Here's the Discord Channel with shipping international and domestic.

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They'll Probably ask who referred you.
You can tell them; LemonOrLime
Is this still good? Are the labels fine? I need 24 labels for the exact same box (shipping 24 laptops to one location). Is this the best way to get the cheapest labels? Thanks

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« Reply #878 on: January 13, 2023, 10:20:20 AM »
Is this still good? Are the labels fine? I need 24 labels for the exact same box (shipping 24 laptops to one location). Is this the best way to get the cheapest labels? Thanks
How heavy is each laptop?

 He has Click N ship labels, like the ones you get from usps. Those are great. The others I can't vouch for.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #879 on: January 13, 2023, 11:55:24 AM »
How heavy is each laptop?

 He has Click N ship labels, like the ones you get from usps. Those are great. The others I can't vouch for.
3 pounds or so I would guess