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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 #920 on: November 30, 2023, 11:03:21 AM »
Using ShippingGuru for a few labels now… has anyone had issues with his labels recently?
They're not real. But they work.
 There's a whole discord called the ship who had many discounted labels as well.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #921 on: November 30, 2023, 11:14:24 AM »
They're not real. But they work.
 There's a whole discord called the ship who had many discounted labels as well.


How do you know they're not real? And if true how can they work? Have you ever had an issue with them?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #922 on: November 30, 2023, 11:49:47 AM »
for shipping to/ from UK this is BY FAR cheapest express service - typical 2 day express envelope is $20 vs. $80 regular Fedex/UPS/DHL
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #923 on: December 01, 2023, 03:42:02 AM »

How do you know they're not real? And if true how can they work? Have you ever had an issue with them?
Because it's impossible to get those rates.
I originally thought it had to do with stolen cc's but I don't think so anymore and in general doesn't make much sense.
I one time read about a situation where there was fraud going on with shipping. Had to do with using an old meter number from USPS. I'm not clear in the details. But it sounded very similar to this.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #924 on: December 01, 2023, 03:46:40 AM »

How do you know they're not real? And if true how can they work? Have you ever had an issue with them?
When I get a few min I'll explain to you why they're fake. I'll show you some screenshots and some stories about them.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #925 on: December 03, 2023, 09:41:20 AM »
When I get a few min I'll explain to you why they're fake. I'll show you some screenshots and some stories about them.
I'd like to hear as well

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #926 on: December 03, 2023, 10:57:55 AM »
I'd like to hear as well
been some time since I stopped using them. But over the course of getting packages returned and browsing on their site I would take screenshots of interesting back and forth between people and the label guy, showing how he himself says they're black labels. And mlbe careful to use in certain places.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #927 on: December 03, 2023, 11:28:38 PM »
I desperately need a cheaper and better shipping solution for express shipments from Shenzhen China or NY. Currently I’m paying $200-600 per box with DHL
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #928 on: December 11, 2023, 01:19:53 PM »
I need to ship 5 laptops from tri state area to FL.
Each laptop is 5.8 LB according to the ups label

Any pointers on how would be the best/cheapest way to ship?

Would it be worth shipping them all together as one package?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #929 on: December 11, 2023, 01:36:01 PM »
What’s the best option to ship an envelope from the US to Israel?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #932 on: December 12, 2023, 01:02:42 PM »
I need to ship 5 laptops from tri state area to FL.
Each laptop is 5.8 LB according to the ups label

Any pointers on how would be the best/cheapest way to ship?

Would it be worth shipping them all together as one package?
Rarely is it worth it to ship it separately.
Officially there might be issues with the amount of batteries in the shipment. But rarely is there an issue. Insurance might be worth it, that's up to you.

As for the carrier. Just shop around. Start with pirateship.com they're pretty good.

Obviously try to keep the packaging as small as possible. But since this is going to be a 30lb package it's very possible dimensional weight won't kick in.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #933 on: December 12, 2023, 01:05:41 PM »
Rarely is it worth it to ship it separately.
Officially there might be issues with the amount of batteries in the shipment. But rarely is there an issue. Insurance might be worth it, that's up to you.

As for the carrier. Just shop around. Start with pirateship.com they're pretty good.

Obviously try to keep the packaging as small as possible. But since this is going to be a 30lb package it's very possible dimensional weight won't kick in.
thanks

Besides for pirateship.com is there anywhere else to look?

Also it might just be 3 at this point, but I'm assuming that it won't change the calculations much

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #934 on: December 12, 2023, 01:12:30 PM »
thanks

Besides for pirateship.com is there anywhere else to look?

Also it might just be 3 at this point, but I'm assuming that it won't change the calculations much
I think goshippo offered FedEx labels.
USPS likely won't be a good option.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #935 on: December 14, 2023, 12:26:58 PM »
Need a label to UPS/Fedex/DHL a envelope from NJ to Hungary. Where is the best priced option to buy?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #936 on: December 14, 2023, 12:55:15 PM »
Need a label to UPS/Fedex/DHL a envelope from NJ to Hungary. Where is the best priced option to buy?
If it’s just an envelope. Just get a $1.50 usps global stamp.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #937 on: December 14, 2023, 01:06:46 PM »
Need a label to UPS/Fedex/DHL a envelope from NJ to Hungary. Where is the best priced option to buy?

I can get you FedEx for $55. Hirsch?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #938 on: January 31, 2024, 11:34:45 PM »
I have another new guy I'm using.
 Report back on how the transaction went.
 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



Just an update....just tried using him at 11pm ET and was very responsive and helped out. Seems more responsive than some other services I have used. He's very much still operating. instantlabel009@gmail.com
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #939 on: February 01, 2024, 09:23:32 AM »
Have been using ShippingGuru (shippingguru8@gmail.com) on and off... he just sent me his revised rates below.  Has been a good experience and he's pretty responsive...

price for priority label from 1-70 lb

1-10lb $3
11-20lb $4
21-30lb $5
31-40lb $6
41-70lb $10

EXPRESS LABELS

1-10lb $4
11-20lb $5
21-30lb $6
31-40lb $7
41-70lb $8

EXPRESS LABELS  WITH SIG

1-10lb $5
11-20lb $6
21-30lb $7
31-40lb $8
41-70lb $9

FIRST CLASS LABELS cost     $2