Reduce Shipping Cost...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bruce_S, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Bruce_S

    Bruce_S Second Unit

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    I've been doing alot of shipping thru USPS. I'm wondering there are alternative shipping companies - I should consider using to reduce the cost shipping.

    For example, I shipped out four PS2 games (about 2.3lbs) to MN and it cost me almost $7 using priority with delivery confirmation.

    Any suggestions?

    thanks in advance,

    bruce
     
  2. Aurel Savin

    Aurel Savin Supporting Actor

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    I do a lot of business on Ebay for various clients and my experiences have been that the heavier the package the better off you are sending it by a carrier other than USPS.

    But it is really a hit and miss ... depending on the package, weight and destination.
     
  3. Philip_G

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    I'm with aurel.
    if it fits in one of those free priority boxes, it's going to be cheaper USPS, ups can't ship a package anywhere for under 5 bucks in my experience, but the darn USPS keeps raising the priority rates, now I think it's what, 4.80? too much, IMO but it gets there in 3 days vs likely more with ups

    I have never shipped fedex ground, but they've been great every time I have rec'd something from them, maybe they have an estimator on their website..?


    the biggest rip off? those express envelopes USPS has. $13 for "next day" service but only guaranteed second day, first class mail gets it there third day 90% of the time for 30 some cents. I feel gipped [​IMG]
     
  4. nolesrule

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    If you have a scale or know the approximate weight of the item, you can print a shipping label for USPS Priority on their website with FREE Delivery Confirmation.

    You can also buy postage online for those labels (you'd need a scale unless you use flat-rate envelopes), but anything over 16 oz must be weighed at the time it is acceptted by a postal employee.
     
  5. Aurel Savin

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  6. Michael Boyd

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    Have you thought of using USPS media mail? Games, movies and books get there in a week. I dont think you can get delivery confirmation though.
     

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