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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

Need to ship a package with tracking?
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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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For insane rates.
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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 #840 on: February 25, 2022, 10:40:45 AM »
Looking for somebody who is familiar with rules and regulations for international shipments as a consultant of sorts on a as needed basis. Any recommendations?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #841 on: March 13, 2022, 08:54:44 PM »
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contained inside an item, do I need to buy the sticker or can I print it myself and attach to box?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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For UN3481 LITHIUM BATTERY
contained inside an item, do I need to buy the sticker or can I print it myself and attach to box?
You can print it out yourself. there's a minimum size requirement and it has to be color

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #843 on: March 22, 2022, 07:35:43 PM »
You can print it out yourself. there's a minimum size requirement and it has to be color
Did more research, looking to ship a segway, seems like major issues shipping.
Anyone has experience shipping?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #844 on: March 22, 2022, 08:31:08 PM »
I used to love paypal, it allowed you to print a label with the from zipcode and use my address for the return and shopping.

 Any places still offer that?
  The new shipping option with paypal is not the same. Requires you to input the full details.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #845 on: April 11, 2022, 02:14:28 PM »
I used to love paypal, it allowed you to print a label with the from zipcode and use my address for the return and shopping.

 Any places still offer that?
  The new shipping option with paypal is not the same. Requires you to input the full details.

Figured something out for that.


  USPS.com and eBay offer a QR code which you can generate after printing a shipping label which can be used at the Post Office to print your label when you don't have access to a printer.

  Now the usps website doesn't offer any discounts so I like printing from paypal which now uses ship station to print labels.

 I was hoping to be able to generate a qr code. But I don't think that's feasible with shipstaion. Does Any of the the other sites have a qr that you can generate? Like pirotship, stamps.com or alike?

This idea..
https://www.usps.com/business/label-broker.htm
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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Need to send package to China. Any of these guys do international shipping ?

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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Any good sellers of international labels (USA to Europe)? My go to stopped int. shipping.

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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #848 on: April 12, 2022, 12:51:11 PM »
Any good sellers of international labels (USA to Europe)? My go to stopped int. shipping.
Need to send package to China. Any of these guys do international shipping ?
Try the discord channel posted above.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #849 on: April 12, 2022, 10:02:36 PM »
Someone on discord reached out to me and offered the following prices

1 to 8lb $3
9 lb to 15lb $6
16 lb to 25lb $9
26 lb to 35 lb $12
36 lb upwards $15/$20
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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The mint coin WA chat has some recommendations.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #851 on: April 13, 2022, 11:15:11 AM »
Someone on discord reached out to me and offered the following prices

1 to 8lb $3
9 lb to 15lb $6
16 lb to 25lb $9
26 lb to 35 lb $12
36 lb upwards $15/$20
Which discord channel?
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #852 on: April 20, 2022, 07:45:10 PM »
Which discord channel?
It's a personal account, please PM me for the handle.
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It's a personal account, please PM me for the handle.
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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
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What use can I have for 440k FedEx points?
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What use can I have for 440k FedEx points?
They have quite a few options with that amount. Here is page 1 of the merchandise they also have experiences and gift cards. It looks like its worth around $300


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Re: **Shipping Master Thread** What service To Use When
« Reply #856 on: Yesterday at 01:53:41 AM »
Someone on discord reached out to me and offered the following prices

1 to 8lb $3
9 lb to 15lb $6
16 lb to 25lb $9
26 lb to 35 lb $12
36 lb upwards $15/$20
is that possible to be legit?