How Much Does It Cost To Send Mail – 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 – How To Properly Send Currency Through The Mail

Hey whats going on youtube welcome to variety and airs i made this little monday video to talk about something. Thats just been bothering me lately weve all received something thats just packaged like crap thats sent to us in. The mail so when ordering coins and various currency through the mail or sending it through the mail say off. To pcgs apmex or some sort of attribution service lets talk about how to properly package your coins in your.

Paper currency ive noticed a lot of things in a very kind of concerning thing thats come up is that. Nothing against the mail service throughout at least the states and just anywhere but people get tempted when they see. The opportunity that money might be in an envelope even when i send stuff out for the website variety airs. Calm we do have them in an envelope that has our stamp on it but we also typically put them. Within another envelope so that way it obscures that were sending any sort of money and it looks just like.

Your standard everyday mail one thing thats really coming up common is gonna be numismatic theft coin or currency theft. You see that a lot you probably have experienced it yourself or know somebody who has and it really runs. The gamut whenever you are sending anything of value whether it be something like this 1861 confederate half-dollar these two. Dollar bills valuable item like a wallet or jewelry or anything of that like but in this case when were. Sending things off to get graded attribution services selling something through an auction site or a facebook auction and sending.

It to somebody its important to keep the thing from looking like youre sending money through the mail because as. We know people get sticky fingers when they think that there might be something of value that they can get. Away with taking well when one thing when im sending stuff out is i always make sure to pay for. Insurance on things i think thats common sense but when it comes to sending stuff especially through the postal service. You definitely want to get insurance as well as tracking on all of your items whether its a letter to.

Grandma or a valuable coin another thing is is within the envelope you want to make sure that your currency. Is protected and makes its way safely to whoever the destination is gonna be so once again some of these. Might be common sense youre probably like man mail letters before ive sent stuff from ebay and all that then. Hey video is not for you necessarily but for instance if you look at the variety in arizona below its. Not important what this actually says you probably cant see it on your screen but essentially its our little stamp.

That is on every one of the envelopes that we send out whether its currency or newsletter because we do. Have some members that prefer to get the newsletter in a printed format so our monthly newsletter we send out. Via an envelope kind of like this guy here now of course since were currency website in our actual stamp. Incorporates the word words of currency i dont want people to get an idea that hey theres a thousand bucks. In the symbol of let me take it and then therefore even a simple newsletter isnt making it to our.

Viewers so after we lets say package for use us to for example now most things especially united states when. They run mail it goes through a sorting system and it grabs it with a binder kind of roller thing. That run that grabs it like this and pulls it through so you dont want your bills to get all. Mashed up and folded up especially if youre gonna send them off to pcgs or somebody thats gonna grade the. Bill of course you dont want the thing all crumpled up so easiest thing they sell them at hobby stores.

They saw them for like 10 cents apiece online i buy these in bulk of like almost 100 or 200. Of them a pop and its just a plastic currency sleeve now obviously i put this in upside down so. It shows how apt i am to using them but its something thats going to keep the bill from getting. All at least the services of the bill from getting damaged another thing is when it goes into lets say. Our envelope and now theres other things that we utilize inside the envelope of course theres gonna be an invoice.

And then of course another piece of paper thats a letter so you wouldnt even see the outline through the. Light of anything thats bill sized we usually wrap it at least in one more sheet of paper typically just. White printer paper to obscure if somebody were to hold it to the light whats inside the envelope but then. We take that envelope and then we put it inside of your age-old regular kind of tam manila cover colored. Envelope and then on the outside of this im just going to a fix a standard white shipping label like.

I wrote coins inside on but across this and nothing thats gonna be indicating that theres currency in this so. Thats one way to do it as far as coins coins are a little different you can send them of. Course i dont have any on me but theyre the same color as these is gonna be little coin envelopes. So you can purchase that fit more happily to lets say something like this where it fits it more closely. The same thing as most postal service boxes now if you buy a prepaid one or with basically any service.

Except for i think standard mail you can get tracking and insurance on it i would suggest sending it in. A small box maybe one that fits this better but that way theres no bends theres no creases and the. Coin itself even the casing is not getting affected cracked scout so on and so forth and aside from that. Theres a lot of other things you can get i mean you can send stuff in standard envelopes thats what. We do sometimes as well but i dont really like using your standard letter envelope simply because it seems to.

Be treated with less care through the postal service something of course its marked fragile do not bend that would. Be a good idea to add to the outside of your envelope and then these are just an example of. Something that you can get from your local banking branch that is one it helps obscure the bill too these. Are actually meant to hold bills so i would suggest for example if i find my beginning example its typically. We take a bill like this inside the plastic holder stick it in here for a little bit further protection.

Youre gonna be like this is totally excessive kyle why then seal it in an envelope but obviously if you. Hold this to the light you can see that its clearly a bill so and im using this like i. Said we use regular paper and stuff too you should be able to just fold this bad boy up back. In our original envelope give you the most and most possibly the most unnecessary rundown on the rundown on how. To mail stuff but as you can see now youre not dealing with this bullcrap i received points all the.

Time from unfortunately some viewers but primarily places that i order stuff through and it is simply ridiculous its not. As dramatic as this of course but its like such and such currency calm and you know its blatantly obvious. That i ordered some sort of coin currency something of that nature even when you order things safe from the. Bep they try a little bit to obscure that its from the bureau of imprint of a graving and printing. Saying when you order stuff from the men its not just blatantly obvious its from the men to make it.

A little less enticing for mail thieves to want to take your currency so hopefully you didnt get bored senseless. Hopefully my little jokes and gags maybe made you laugh even though you know how to mail stuff but dont. Be that guy or gal dont send stuff to your friends family to your customers if you a run up. Site like mine just getting their stuff stolen its a headache for everyone aint nobody got time for that let. Me know if any questions let me know of inventive ways that you have to mail things currency related so.

They reach their destination safe and sound otherwise this has been another monday video about currency here on variety and. Errors check me out the next videos we searched through some money and i will see you guys later today. In our bill search video have an awesome day see you later its been another adventure here on variety airs. Currency youtube channel dont forget to hit the like and subscribe buttons if you enjoyed the video on how to. Mail your currency let me know what you found in the comments below otherwise i will see you in the.

Next video happy currency hunting folks and see you later.

Method 3 – How To Mail Usps First Class Envelopes & Packages With Stamps

Hi guys today were going to cover first class mail and how many stamps you may need when mailing or. Shipping something if you like shipping how-tos be sure to subscribe because we have more on the way so whats. Considered first-class mail well its mostly letters and with this service your mail will get to its destination in one. To three business days itll have insurance for loss or damage up to five thousand dollars but in merchandise only.

And itll be eligible for delivery confirmation services like certified mail if youre going to use stamps instead of buying. Postage at the post office you wont get tracking so if youre sending a first class package id recommend it. Going to the post office and buying postage because then obviously youll get free tracking the maximum weight for standard. Envelopes is 3.5 ounces and for large envelopes and packages its 13 ounces but when it comes to what can. Actually be considered first class mail theres also shape requirements that need to be met to be eligible for mailing.

At the price for postcards they must have these minimum and maximum dimensions and thickness if they dont meet the. Minimum requirements its considered non-mailable and if they exceed the maximum theyll be priced as a letter to be eligible. For mailing at the price for letters envelopes must have these minimum and maximum dimensions and thickness to be eligible. For mailing at the price for large letters envelopes must meet these minimum and maximum dimensions and thickness so you. Have to be careful when it comes to bubble mailers and padded envelopes most will exceed this thickness and will.

Ultimately be considered packages if the envelope succeeded any one of those maximum measurements then its classified in price to. The next category for example if the envelope exceeded its maximum measurements for letters then its considered a large envelope. And if a large envelope exceeded its maximum measurements its then considered a first class package first class packages and. Their sizing requirements involve a little bit of math the maximum size cant exceed more than 108 inches in length. And girth c.

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