How Much Does It Cost To Mail Something – 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 – Cheap Shipping For Your Online Business! Make More Money!

Hey guys whats up welcome back to my channel as you can see from the title im gonna be talking. To you guys about shipping if you are watching this its probably because you do own a small boutique or. Small business and your or you are researching ways to ship your stuff or you guys are very gonna start. Your business so i feel like this is very very helpful information that im about to give you but before.

I do get started with the video i do wanna ask you guys to please subscribe to my channel trying. To pull some vacations and give me like oh yeah so lets get started with this video ok guys so. My name is liz if you guys didnt know me i do im gonna small boutique and i leave all. Of the information down below of anything but i know you guys want me to get straight to the point. So im gonna do that so today im gonna be talking about shipping i feel like shipping obviously has its.

Like everything to do with you to own a online business or if you are starting to look into owning. One i feel like its very important because its something that you are gonna be spending money on and thats. That will determine if your customers come back some might not buy off of you because they will think that. Your shipping is too expensive or you might think that you know its too expensive for you you dont want. To do online because of that reason i have made the mistakes i used to pay a lot more for.

Shipping now i dont so i do want to share that with you guys this actually took me a while. To figure out and i do know a lot of boutiques that do this you guys i 100% support small. Boutiques when it comes to my makeup lashes anything to do with that event closed sometimes i do buy and. I have noticed that a lot of people still pay a lot of money for shipping and they only charge. A certain amount like oh lets say their shipping was seven dollars they pay seven dollars and the customer only.

Pays about three so i feel like that this is gonna like save you booty and its just gonna make. You more money and you know youre gonna be able to keep more of your profit so the things that. You will need are things first okay so i dont know if you guys what you guys are working with. But for my domain i use shopify calm and that is what i use for my business most of us. Do you shop a fine just because its way easier its just straight to the point and its just way.

Easier for you to im not a web designer or i dont know anything about designing a website and shopify. Makes it so easy for you to just assign it by yourself and makes it very simple and you dont. Have to be worrying about putting codes and because i have had one little website where its really really difficult. And i went back to shopify because of how simple it was to use so i used shopify and in. The beginning i was using what i am still using actually im using usps for my shipping carrier and i.

Shipped through usps so they will have different options that shopify offers i think they have mike ups usps i. Dont know if they have detail or you can ship them separately on your own you can go through your. Own route or you can figure out prices but what i like about shopify is that it does give you. Discount it gives you like a 30 percent off 30 sends off when you send like something small i dont. Know but it just tells you how much of a discount youre getting i believe the the more that you.

Pay monthly for your domain the more that you save on shipping so thats something to think about too so. Um okay so moving on im gonna start off with the type of stuff that you will be shipping so. This this i feel will apply to the smaller stuff because theres no way to avoid expensive shipping prices when. Its something very big and fragile like if youre selling mirrors or something you cannot avoid the great thing you. Can make for shipping just because they do have to be a little more extra more careful with that in.

The beginning i didnt know and automatically my shopify it was set to pounds so whenever i wanted to ship. Something i didnt know that i was able to buy my own bags my own im gonna show you guys. These are my own bags that i actually purchased later on after finding about finding out about this so i. Was using the envelope im not sure if i havent even i love building something similar to this the other. Regional one that i would use had it was a little bit more of a harder this is my basically.

Paper but the one that i would use it was a little harder so you know nothing would rip or. Anything and this piece will provide these for you for free um you do not have to pay at all. For these envelopes which is good but you do have to pay seven dollars for every time that you ship. Something whatever fits in here so if i can fit this in here then it will charge me seven dollars. Because of the package if it doesnt fit and you need something bigger then they will charge you on depending.

On the package size so basically thats how it is with this and even even if youre shipping something as. Simple as this you guys this retails for on my store i think like five dollars youll be paying more. For shipping and you are getting profit so this makes no sense and i made the mistake so i understand. I mean sometimes you just dont know but yes basically i would pay a lot of money for just shipping. Before when i would start getting started with my store i didnt offer free shipping but once i started offering.

Free shipping free shipping yeah i was paying for the shipping and i was not making a lot of money. So seven dollars is a lot of money especially for a small business and then they just with for this. Really so im going to show you guys how to do it so you guys can it you not pay. That much so lets say im shipping this which i feel like this is gonna be so cool for you. Guys thats our lashes because you do not need a paint set trust you guys you do not need to.

Pay that much also uh plus about sending priority mail which is the package i just showed you the another. Plus about that is that you do get it a little bit faster sometimes because i will say that sometimes. It will give me like an estimated time whenever i am put it into my computer comparing it to the. Priority mail or first-class mail and itll give me the same amount of time itll give me two days or. Two or two days a estimated shipping time and that for me is just like okay why am i gonna.

Pay for something for nothing like its not giving me anything out of it you know so okay guys so. Im gonna go through it with you guys just to show you guys an example so im gonna create a. New order so lets just say this one hey marcus paid okay im gonna put my info here i here. Is where you are able to customize everything so when you do first get shopify it comes with kind of. Your information or like a default that they would use and you kinda just have to go with settings if.

You do not play around with it then youll never find out and i just one day i was right. I will do what this does and i believe that it came with the flattery envelopes i mean the priority. Mail had planted and blow as you can see here it shows the prices so it does say that it. Will arrive in one business day approximately and it does include tracking earning insurance and you will be paying 755. For that right um lets say i dont want the one aint that fast or i do not want to.

Pay that much money what i do and what i did was i bought my own packaging and i weighed. My stuff it does say that you do have to weigh it with package so thats important to remember um. Usually what i did was i already knew how much the bag weighed with the shipping label so i already. Know how much to add to the after i weigh the product because sometimes i do not have a shipping. Label printer so i do have to print and then package it i cannot package it and then print so.

For me its like i just add kind of the weight and then i just put it into the computer. And it gives me the prices so this is my scale by the way this is the one that i. Was telling you guys i believe i got it on amazon my dinar number but i got it a while. Ago its like been like a year ago and it changed my life like this changed my life so basically. You know you are gonna tear it i have it announced is as you can see okay guys so as.

You can see its on bounces it said on onces for the unit so you want to be sure that. I dont know you can also i guess put grams or pounds but i just find it easier to use. Ounces so what i do is what you want to do is weigh your baggie okay point six can add. The shipping label one ounce right so lets just say that adds an ounce for every four the shipping label. Plus the badge then youre gonna add your product youre gonna wait here youre the thing that youre gonna be.

Shipping so that makes it one point two ounces so in total its two point two ounces okay so now. That i have figured out the weight for the actual product on the bag and the shipping label if you. Guys are like a little bit unsure of the weight you can always just do it the right way which. Is packaging it and then weigh in it which is the right way to do it or you can add. A little bit more weight like 0.5 ounces for like anything extra that you might be putting in like a.

Business card or something but i mean i have always found it to do it this way and its been. Fair its sometimes it goes my way it goes a little over so i dont really you know mine too. Much let me show you guys where i do next so now that we know its two point two ounces. Itll give me um prices so as you can see before with the pricing that i was giving me with. Just the priority mail envelope it was giving me seven dollars i believe in 22 cents that does not even.

Show on here for the prices so you do not want to get the usps first-class mail because thats more. For like letters um this one is the one that i am telling you guys i will save your life. So this is a usps first-class package so compared to the priority mail package yes it does not include insurance. Thats one thing it does not include insurance but if you guys are not too worried about that and you. Guys are like oh whoa i mean my product you know cost me maybe a dollar to make or whatever.

Im able to like ship them another one then you know youre good so i mean that would be up. To you though i mean if you want to risk it or not for me you know it doesnt have. Insurance it does have usps tracking which is something that is very important for everyone i mean i like to. Track the packages of my customers and im pretty sure they love to track theirs so that i feel like. The most important thing and i mean if you want to add signature confirmation and i.

Conclusion – How Much Does It Cost To Mail Something

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