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Thread: best price for shipping charges

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    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
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    Is there a place on the web to find out the least expensive
    way to send a package easily & quickly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    Is there a place on the web to find out the least expensive
    way to send a package easily & quickly?
    WWW.USPS.COM ??

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    Not a lot of information to go on....

    To St. Louis?
    To New York?
    To Japan?
    To Afghanistan?
    Is it big or little?
    Does it fit in a flat rate box?
    What are you sending?

    You can check out usps.com , fedex.com, ups.com, dhl.com.

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    USPS Flat rate works well for me and the Post Office supplies the boxes for me Small 6.20 large 11.?? and there is also med somewhere around 8.00

    Hope this helps -- you can check on USPS.gov

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    Flat rate envelope $4.95
    Medium box 10.95
    Large box 14.95

    If it fits it ships. Anywhere is the US

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    if you know the size of the package- the weight- the zip code where you are sending it too- and how much insurance you want on it all you have to do is visit any of the places that ship packages...ie: post office, ups, fed ex, dsl, ect...plug in the information- the shipping charges come right up

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    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
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    I am asking this question in general - not for a specific
    package. I will re-phrase the question & hope it makes sense. Except for checking each method of shipping, getting a price & comparing, I was wondering if there is a place where you can enter info. such as weight, size, to & from etc. & ask for cheapest rate. (I am looking for a
    quicker, easier way) Thank you

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    I sent a quilt to my sister the post office gave me a box and the price was $5.20 and it went priority mail it was cheaper than the flat rate box.

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    You can go to all three -- the USPO, FedX and UPS ONLINE to get pricing estimates. I tend to always end up at the PO -- it's cheaper and easier to send items.

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    I ship everything from home. USPS gives you a 5% discount. You can enter zip codes to get the prices. I love not having to go to the post office.

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    EVERYTHING is on the internet these days

    http://www.shippingsidekick.com/getrates.wml

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    EVERYTHING is on the internet these days

    http://www.shippingsidekick.com/getrates.wml
    Thanks

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    thanks Barb. i saved that link myself!!

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    Thanks everyone............I know flat rate is the easiest, but not always the cheapest. Maybe I work too hard at
    shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Flat rate envelope $4.95
    Medium box 10.95
    Large box 14.95

    If it fits it ships. Anywhere is the US
    It is cheaper if you pay online with the US Post Office. If you have a PayPal account, you can ship using PayPal without any fees using the SHIP NOW. Delivery Confirmation is only 19 cents rather than 75 cent @ the USPS. If you want more info, PM me.

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    You don't even need Paypal to get the discount. You can set up your own account from home with USPS.

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    My son sent a game system via the post office with insurance. Needless to say the "insurance" isn't helping the damaged package. It is turning into a nightmare, with refunding the buyer and now has nothing to show for the sale. If it needs insurance I would go with someone else.

    Just one experience, but probably not the only one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    You don't even need Paypal to get the discount. You can set up your own account from home with USPS.
    But PayPal has more options.

    You can't buy postage/print labels at USPS.com for First Class Parcel, Media Mail and Parcel Post services(and all with DelConf for $.19).

    You can via PayPal.

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    Yes, MTS is correct.
    I have both and it sure beats going to the PO :D

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