How Much Does It Cost To Mail A Package – 5 Easy Ways (Updated Guide for 2022)

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Method 1 – Cheapest Way To Ship A Package – In 3 Easy Steps

Today were gonna be talking about the cheapest way to ship a package in three easy steps ive been shipping. For a few years now and ive shipped like thousands thousands of products through ebay amazon and in a few. Other platforms and i remember when i first started it was difficult to really get the concept of shifting shipping. Because it just feels like the wild west theres no role i dont know theres no guide or anything to.

Help you out but after after doing all this shipping ive been able to condense all that information down to. Just a few easy steps for you guys to help you out if you do want it you know just. Do the one-off shipping youre just gonna ship the one item or if youre gonna be you know having a. Business in which you have to do a lot of shipping so lets get into it the very first step. Cheapest way to ship a package step number one media mail now what media mail is its a specific only.

To usps and thats really were going to be doing sorry let me step back for a second i forgot. To mention that part so all this all these shipping methods were gonna be talking about is all through usps. Theyre the theyre the cheapest one to be able to ship pretty much anything unless you have some type of. Word corporate deal with like fedex or something so were only gonna be talking about usps and this is more. Of a i guess a beginners guide to really get you in there its gonna this is gonna get you.

Pretty much 90% of your shipping needs all right this is this will take this is like 90% of everything. Ive ever shipped will be condensed to this so its not a guide for every single possibility so if you. Do have any questions you can leave mean you know comment up and try and help you with that so. Anyway again step number one medium mail what medium mail is its a special program they have where its only. Media items and they they define media as yeah we got media as books cds film in top of like.

Paper with with writing on it really is what media is and so the the reason why thats important is. That you dont want to ship other things in it like you dont want to ship shoes you dont want. To ship um speakers you dont want to ship laptops and things like that through media mail because what happens. Is when you accept media mel lets say when you you know when you purchase it you accept that usps. Can inspect your package so lets say you do ship a pair of shoes or a dress or whatever it.

Is and they open it up and they see that its not well theyre gonna hold it theyre not that. Package is not gonna get to your customer or to the person youre trying to send your item to and. Thats thats not good especially in the in the business world so make sure you dont dont dont chance it. Dont do it so the price range so i got i got a $14 max ill talk about that just. A minute but anyway if i wanted to shop im sorry if i wanted a ship a three pound book.

Lets say to the other side of the united states right now im in san diego lets say if i. Want to ship at the florida a three pound book is gonna cost me about four bucks to get there. Which if you havent done a lot of shipping four bucks is insanely cheap especially for something for three pounds. I usually ship when i usually ship things its roughly about you know four to five dollars its a lot. Less its like not even a pound so medium mill is very very cheap youre gonna want to ship other.

Things that arent media but dont do it oh one thing video games people think people think that since you. Can ship a see an audio cd they think oh i can ship a video game its in a cd. Doesnt count ive checked trust me people weve had ive had arguments with people about this alright a few little. Details for the max amount a weight is gonna be seventy pounds you cant ship anything over the net its. Gonna take about two to eight days its one of the slower shipping methods but itll get there its not.

The biggest deal and it does include tracking all these shipping methods im talking about do include tracking which is. Great you definitely need that you know i whenever i purchase anything i want to make sure im tracking and. I want to see where its at and and how quick its gonna get to me and theres no insurance. On this one its just the cheapest way to get something to somebody if you need insurance im not sure. If they offer where you can purchase more from me a mail and then you got to use your own.

Packaging thatll come up in a minute when are we talking about the other shipping methods and it is its. Basically just the cheapest way to go now lets say all right youre gonna be asking me like able okay. The item that i have doesnt qualify alright thats cool because were gonna go on to the cheapest way to. Ship a package step number two first-class mail now first-class mail sounds fancy right sounds like his first-class gonna be. It writing a first-class so hes thinking like a flight always walked through the front and i was look at.

The this is beautiful i wish i could just lay down and lounge on here but anyway so its just. The name that they give it the the mail a quick story i remember talking to or somebody left me. Feedback on i think was on ebay and they said oh this you know the packaging was great you know. They shipped it right away and it got to me fast they even used oh first-class mail its just its. Pretty much the the cheapest way for me to get a package thats not you know medium mail anyway okay.

So lets talk about that one now first-class mail the maximum youre gonna be able to the the maximum is. Six dollars to ship it anywhere in the united states including hawaii and alaska now the reason why the maximum. Is important is that when you do try and lets say you want to figure out if something the same. You know youre gonna be a make this at your profession you know selling things online and if you want. To list something well you know that lets say if if an item is 16 ounces right 16 ounces or.

Less you can ship it first-class mail right sixteen ounces is a pound so if you want it lets say. You want to ship something thats its a pound anywhere united states you know the maximum is gonna be six. Dollars which is very important information especially if that i mean that most of my most of my stuff is. About you know in that range and thats thats really where i shipped like 70 percent of my goods in. First-class mail its less than less than a pound which i know when i want to list it somewhere i.

Know that whatever it is a one for the price of the item that i know its gonna cost less. Than six so its very important that numbers very important especially when you want to you know if you dont. Want to lets say you have 100 items you want to list you dont want to put the weight into. Usps and check it for every single one of those you could just kind of get an average you know. How much more or less its gonna be so thats why ive got it on here again mmm maybe not.

Again theres the first time im mentioning this but i have im gonna write all this stuff in the article. I got an article on my website the link will the description sometimes is easier just to look at it. And read it rather than just have someone talk to you about it alright so now lets say you want. It lets talk about the price range now lets say you have an 1/8 ounce item lets say its a. Toy right or lets say i havent its a toy and i want to ship that 8 ounce item to.

Again did you say the furthest part of the united states florida its gonna cut an 8 ounce items gonna. Cost me $3 and 64 cents remember how i said earlier the book the book was like what i say. Five let me double check here i said four write a four pound my three pound book will cost me. Four bucks thats a medium meal now this first-class meal an 8 ounce item is gonna cost me three dollars. And sixty four cents so thats its a big the big jump but anyway so thats thats that and again.

The the bottom of it right the bottom is gonna be like three bucks so if you have something lets. Say its an ounce or two ounce i think its things four ounces its gonna cost you about three and. Then the very top sixteen ounces is gonna cost you six and the maximum again is 16 ounces one pound. Delivery time for this its actually a lot faster than the medium and this ones actually one to three business. Days it also includes tracking insurance is not included but you can actually purchase insurance which is interesting because ive.

Had some items ive had some items where it was actually pretty expensive and i didnt you know i you. Know the things that are like 15 bucks i dont mind shipping without insurance 16 you know when it starts. Key until around like like 40 or 50 start getting a little worried even though it really dont lose a. Lot of packages but ive had had some items worth actually a hundred bucks and what i do is ill. Just purchase a little bit insurance just in case so you can do that all right so now now youre.

Asking okay able i have a package its its not me to mail and its actually over 16 ounces whats. The cheapest way to ship that package and this will go to step number three priority mail flat rate now. Flour excuse me a flat rate works a little bit different than the other ones the other ones are basically. They charge you on weight and also on well basically just charge you by weight is what it is so. If something is like eight ounces is gonna charge you a little less than something thats you know 12 ounces.

But flat rate is just one rate right flat rate is if i want to lets say i want to. Ship something to florida itll cost me the same is if im shipping it to a person down the street. Now youre thinking wait a minute you save it sounds like you might be able to save or waste money. Using it thats why you know i only use it when the other options arent available so what im what. Im trying to say is that it will work as long as you dont pay for it up right you.

Dont want to ship something thats eight ounces in flat rate because its gonna cost you more than wood from. Step two first-class mail okay so now we got so fly rate right you just pay one one price anywhere. In the united states even if its next door now what were gonna do is theres three different types of. Priority we want to talk about theres many theres many different types but this is a more of a beginners. Um approach a beginners guide to show you how to get this and it should be this is pretty much.

The the easiest way i can instill this and when i first started this is the easiest way for me. To get all this done so what were gonna talk about were gonna just talk about three different type of. Flat rate and the first flat rate were gonna talk about is this is a priority mail padded flat rate. Envelope cant get in and whats cool about this is it has bubble wrap in it that adds a little. Bit of cushion and its pretty big i can fit i can fit all kinds of stuff in here just.

Its pretty big so whenever i have an item thats not medium mail and its over 16 ounces i put. In this bad boy right ill wrap it i wrap the item in bubble wrap and then ill throw her. In here and has just a bit more bubble wrap now whats cool about this one is that it is. Roughly about seven bucks to ship it anywhere in the united states and you can fit you know a good. Amount of things in here this right here this is out of all the items out of all the shipping.

Methods that i do i usually do first-class mail right thats the one where its 16 ounces or less i. Usually put that in these envelopes rare right this is a small one and then this is the bigger one. Right 70% of my mail is gonna go in these guys using first class and then whenever i use priority. The majority would be in this one many other envelopes but this is the one im talking about today so. Its about seven bucks which is great so now youre saying okay what if my item is it does not.

Fit in there or maybe my item is fragile you dont want in this here well then we go the. Next step up which is were gonna talk about priority mail medium flat rate and thats gonna cost you right. Around 14 bucks and here it is you can see right here we got medium as you can see right. Here we got medium flat rate on that one and we have sort of do this here medium flat rate. Box so you got two different flavors for medium fly rate you got a squarish one and you got a.

Longer one and theyre both the same price theyre both flat rate theyre both 14 bucks anywhere the united states. Including hawaii and alaska if your item doesnt fit in all the ones above that i talked about then basically. Were just trying to sort where it is where your item goes how much it weighs and how big it. Is so here we go medium flat rate kind of square box medium flat rate longer box this one is. About 14 bucks those are two options okay next youre gonna ask yourself are you asking me hey abel alright.

My item is not medium mail it is over 16 ounces so it wont be the first class it wont. Fit in the envelope or in the medium flat rate whats my next option your next option is priority mail. Large flat rate so we talked about medium never gonna talk about large and they are large large flat rate. This ones $19 so this is the $19 the max youll pay to put an item in this box and. Send it anywhere in the united states and just like the medium flight rate this one also comes in a.

Squarish and a long can you get that in the frame look at that so long it is people call. This the board game box its a board games here you can fit you fit a monopoly in here maybe. A monopoly deluxe a sorry or maybe clue you fit that in here thats pretty cool anyway you can get. Most of these items most of these boxes the priority box is for free at your post office but some. Of these items like like this one i think you got to order online but its also free you get.

The item for free and the shipping for free some post office will have the this one but sometimes they. Dont but you can get like i said if youre gonna be if youre going to be a professional shipper. Then you just probably want to get you know go online and get a bunch of these and if a. Knife is just a one-time thing you just go in the post office and grab whichever one of these you. Can but lets actually compare lets compare some of these you got the top right here is a medium and.

The bottom one is a large-screen large flat rate we have a we got the medium flat rate and we. Got the large flat rate can even give it both in the screener i think theyre about the same thickness. All right okay so what we have done is we have gone over the three cheapest way to ship a. Package i know i went through a few different packaging choices but those are the three its medium mail and. If if youre adams im eating mail then you ship it first-class and if its too heavy for first-class and.

You ship a priority and then priorities got its three different flavors now the reason i went over there and. A reason i went over some of the numbers is you can use those numbers to really gauge what your. Item is gonna be shipped in and if you want to list it you really gotta have this stuff you. Dont have to have it memorized its gonna be my article so if you always just want a bookmark it. Right plug to myself you want to bookmark and keep looking its fine but when i first started selling it.

It took me like a month or two to really get all this you know i was writing stuff out. Trying to figure things out and it took me a good while to really get the system done and it. Like i said it worked like 90% of the stuff is old and i know whenever i talk to people. About shipping they were about selling theyre always worried about the shipping part they dont know how to do it. And ive told people hey im gonna write an article on him but do it im put a video would.

You guys would you guys like then the awesome so finally i finally got around to doing it so you. Can check that out theres actually more information on the site to help you out with with moorea for a. Little bit more detail like box sizes and things like that but this is but yeah so thats uh thats. The tutorial for that i think i will be making a tutorial for maybe some international shipping really depends on. If people are interested or not but anyway if you did like this video please give me a thumbs up.

Share it and i will be making more videos so ill catch you guys next time.

Method 2 – Complete Shipping Guide – Usps Ups Fedex For Ebay And Shopify

Whats up guys my name is eden and welcome to how much youtube channel today im going to do an. Overview on how to ship things online either if you have an ebay store shopify store or you just want. To ship something to a friend you will know all the rates and how to choose the right packaging for. You to save money and make the customer happy my first tip for you guys is always always buy the.

Labels online if you go into the store if you go to usps or ups store they give you the. Highest rate so remember that always try to buy it online you can either use stamps com that cost money. Or you can even use online tools ebay has a shipping label creator and shopify has a shipping label creator. So use those and if you go into the us based store for example youre gonna pay more and in. A waiting line you can just do it online its much quicker now im gonna start with usps because its.

My most used service it is the lowest price and its very fast its not the most reliable one i. Agree but it is pretty quick so lets start with the small things things that weighed less than a pound. Of course its very important that you have a scale to wait it out what i first do if i. Have an item less than a pound is try to use my own packaging and i can either use envelopes. That i buy for really really low cost if you have a lot of shipping if you buy those for.

A few cents each or i can even do recycling i recycle a lot of boxes and shipping stuff that. I get from amazon i just take the labels out and we use them as long as its you stuff. Its fine so lets talk about first class first class shipping takes about seven days to arrive so the customer. Might be more you do get a tracking number there is no insurance so i do recommend adding insurance if. An item is over $100 if its below usually im willing to take the loss for up to four ounces.

It costs two dollars and sixty cents up to three thousand nine cents depending on where your ship its you. Four ounces to 16 ounces cost about five dollars to five fifty three per package so thats what it cost. To ship first class now priority mail can also be used by your own packaging and the prices can range. From $8 to high very high prices depending on where your ship and this is why we have the flat. Rate boxes were going to go over each one on one of the prices and to see how much they.

Cost first-class international up to 8 ounces cost 13,000 78 cents and anything above that can be very very high-priced. Eduardo it goes to 20 30 40 bucks so remember its very expensive to ship international and now lets go. Over that priority mail so we do have flat grid boxes and we also have regular boxes so you can. Pick up the regular boxes just a mailing box they are free so thats the positive things about shipping priority. Is you either can use their packaging your own packaging or the flatware packaging but they are providing you their.

Packaging which is nice except you some money all time and lets start with the smallest things so this is. A flat weight envelope its not the bubble one there is a bubble flat matte envelope like this one and. Theres just a regular flat way envelope and this is just a paper whatever you can store in there the. Price will be $6.95 if you buy it online so its pretty cheap and it gets there to two to. Three days so its fast and cheap and to provide you the packaging the envelope themselves its free just pick.

It up or you can order it on usps if you have a lot you can actually order hundreds of. Them and theyll ship it to you for free from usps but if you just need a few you can. Pick it up from the use usps store so we have the paper flag with an envelope yeah up to. 70 pounds so i like this because if you have something very heavy like a piece of metal or something. Very solid and heavy you can always use it usps and then ship it that much faster and cheaper then.

For example you know doing it by weight because it doesnt matter the way its flat way no matter what. You put inside as long as it fits as long as its close well be fine and this one has. A self sealing envelope so thats awesome now lets go over to a padded flat weight envelope those ones are. A little bit more expensive to have about sixty steps more because i guess you paid for the envelope themselves. They dont store a little bit more in there so that a notice thats a little bit more space in.

There so you can store more things so if you cant fit it if its small enough and very heavy. And you cant fit it in the padded you can try the envelope and just make sure your bubble wrap. It right so this is a very simple bubble wrap thing and also for free if you ship international with. A flat weight envelope its actually only costs twenty four dollars and fifty five cents and you can either use. The flat weight envelope the bubble one or the paper one so ill use the bubble one theyre the same.

Price so thats for international flat weight always use insurance if you ship internationally it just might not arrive now. The small box right here is actually seven dollars and fifty cents it actually stores a little less than the. Envelope so i dont know if i would recommend it maybe something is very valuable to you and you want. It in a box the end of the flower and will can store a lot more space than what that. Small flat weight box can do so i rarely use the box to be honest with you this is just.

More convenience you dont have to build it you have to build this box every time this one is ready. To go theres a little sticky pad here just take it off and seal it by the way its very. Very easy to do we also have the medium flatbed box and as you can see its quite large and. In only costs twelve dollars in eighty cents so if you have something pretty bulky and heavy its pretty good. To put it in here again up to 70 pounds whatever fits in there its good to go so again.

Its very good packaging and you can put the label right here the box is free if you go to. Usps and pick it up there or better if you order it online sometimes they dont have it in stock. And at last we have the large flat weight its quite larger maybe fits shoes or something bigger than that. And it costs $17.60 now its anywhere anywhere in the us before i move over to fedex and ups i. Want to mention that make sure to use ship works insurance i so far only use them and i had.

Three claims and out of those three claims i got paid three times and those for losing items damaged items. They got lost stuff like that and i tried to use other insurances and it didnt work they just declined. Me so use ship works thats my experience thats really really good with them they respond right away to claims. As long as you follow through use insurance guys im telling you youll be very glad you did especially if. You sell things for more than a hundred bucks thats a lot of money to lose on some lost packaging.

Now lets go over our ups and fedex normally i use fedex home service so this package is medics express. So you can only use this if youre using express shipping you cannot use it for home service or anything. Like that for ground it only for express same thing with the ups you can only use their packaging for. Express shipping if using any other service for example the ups ground ups standard or the uks three they select. You have to use your own packaging if you use ups next-day air the ups worldwide express second-day air or.

What word expedited then you can use those packaging but other than that you cannot use it i think overall. Ups is the cheapest if youre shipping a lot of heavy stuff especially if you open an account with them. If you dont open an account it might not be the best price same thing with fedex you can open. That console them and get a better price and online you can get pretty decent prices so far the insurances. I try them both and theyre not really insurance is kind of like if anything happens while they ship it.

Maybe do a cover id kind of thing so i had a bad experience with it so im not recommending. Their insurance its not quite an insurance its kind of like a declared value kind of thing so pay attention. When you do that overall they are more reliable than usps especially if you use the expedited services priority mail. Been pretty good for me and they do deliver most of the time but they lose packaging is there like. A lot of issues with usps really but i never had any shipping issues ups or fedex they arrive on.

Time theyre fast and they have great theyre just not the cheapest if youre using their expedited or express services. From ups or fedex it will be much more expensive than usps just be ready for that they just you. Know you can either charge the customer for it or not a lot of my items are free shipping just. Because its convenient for the customer to just know what the price is and if they want to upgrade their. Shipping they can thats how i do it if you have an ebay account if you list products that are.

Not free shipping you add on the shipping make sure to give them some decent options like a cheap version. Like first-class it gets like or just priority flat wait and give them a more higher prices like next day. Air todays for like 40 50 bucks make sure to check before what the prices and give them some options. So they can choose if they want to wait for it or they want to pay it to get it. Fast i want to show you guys a little bit on how i ship things every day to share with.

You to kind of see how it is its not a big deal at all so the first thing we. Do is grab the item and then check what kind of packaging material will fit i can definitely use this. Envelope and put it in but i want to protect it a bit or sometimes i can actually ship it. Inside a bags now there are different types of sizes of bags ill show you the text here what size. Is this one and i also have this one its a little smaller so those ones actually excellent for usps.

Things like clothes soft things or things that are can be bubble wrapped and there are bulky but very light. To this thing for example weights nothing and i will put it in there probably the bigger one see thats. How i figure out which one to fit it in and ill just pod and put it in there and. Then ship it its well protected maybe you want to put it in a plastic bag before just in case. This bag is not sealed then you remove the little plastic that covers the sticky strip and then you just.

Fold it in just like that and then i will use a tape gun to make sure its sealed i. Like to put extra tape on those syllable bags even a flat weight ones like one or the small envelopes. I like to put extra tape on where it connects because it might just p.

Conclusion – How Much Does It Cost To Mail A Package

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