Questions About Shipping

Alternatives to USPS Click-N-Ship | Overview

Many shippers are accustomed to using Click-N-Ship, USPS' online portal for purchasing postage. However, only Retail rates are available from Click-N-Ship. S...

Are all international destinations eligible for USPS Electronic Delivery Confirmation?

No, only select countries are eligible for USPS Electronic Delivery Confirmation (E-Delcon) and only when specific services are selected. Learn more about E-...

Can I get a refund for Express Mail not delivered on time?

Yes! Priority Mail Express has a guaranteed delivery date that is based on the shipment origin, destination, and time shipped. But what happens if your shipm...

Can I ship hover boards with USPS?

Hover boards can be shipped domestically with USPS via Standard Post/Parcel Select only. Currently, hover boards cannot be mailed internationally, including ...

Cheapest Shipping Options for Heavy Packages | Overview

So, you have something pretty heavy you need to ship. In the shipping world, heavier means more expensive. Fortunately, USPS Priority Mail provides some chea...

Cheapest Shipping Services for USPS, UPS, FedEx | Overview

Finding the best shipping rate isn't always the easiest task. Fortunately, there are some general guidelines that can help you get started. Generally speakin...

Cheapest USPS Services | Overview

Discovering the ins and outs of saving money with shipping can sometimes be a tedious process. In general, when it comes to savings, flat rate shipments are ...

Cost Effective USPS Shipping Strategies | Overview

We will be the first to admit it - shipping is complicated! One of the first questions that any online retailer faces is: what is the most cost effective way...

Custom Boxes - Costs vs Benefits | Know How

Whenever you’re considering shipping with custom boxes it's important to weigh your options to determine if this is the best method for your packaging needs....

Do I need a phone number on every FedEx shipment?

FedEx requires that a phone number accompany every shipment. This is to assist the FedEx carrier if there is a delivery problem. ShippingEasy will automatica...

Do US military and territory shipments require a customs form?

Shipping to US Territories (including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands & Guam) and Military bases (AA, AE, APO) are classified as US Domestic shipments and in som...

Download USPS Rate Tables | How To

USPS makes their rate tables available for download to a CSV file from USPS.com. Navigate to USPS' Mailing & Shipping Prices page. Click the Downloadable Fi...

How can I prepare orders for inclement weather?

Rain or shine, hot or cold, shipping doesn't stop depending on the weather. Prepare your packages for any atmospheric changes they may encounter with these g...

How do I complete a customs forms to ship overseas?

Customs is the regulatory agency that verifies items going into and out of a country are both legal and allowed. Anytime you're shipping packages overseas yo...

How do I order free boxes from USPS?

Shipping packages to customers all over the world can be a time consuming and costly job. By utilizing a few resources, such as ShippingEasy's Browse Rates t...

How do I print shipping labels from home?

We all know how much time and energy it takes to run a successful business, so anything you can do to be more efficient is a huge benefit. Shipping labels at...

How do shipping discounts work?

When your business revolves around shipping, saving money can be a huge boon to your business. These savings can absolutely benefit your customers if you can...

How to best insure gift cards with USPS, FedEx, and UPS

Sending gift cards is a great way to reward or reimburse family, friends, or customers. Whether it’s for the holidays, a special occasion, or any other reaso...

Letters, envelopes, and postcard size guide for USPS

When shipping with USPS it’s imperative to always make sure you’re aware of the size of your packages. If you are unsure of the size of your mail, there are ...

Lost Package, Missing Shipment - Next Steps | Know How

As reliable and consistent as the shipping world is, sometimes the worst can happen and your shipment can go missing. When this happens it’s important to rem...

Magnetized Materials

As with many specialized items, preparing to ship magnetized goods can take a little extra time to ensure you’re following all the proper packing procedures....

Measuring Packages - Shipment Dimensions | Overview

Shipping dimensions are only used if you are sending a shipment in a custom box or envelope rather than in a carrier's flat rate packaging. The shipment dime...

Postage Cost of Greeting Cards | Overview

When you are sending greeting cards through USPS, a typical card can be mailed for the cost of 1 postage stamp. In 2020, a 1-oz First-Class Mail postage stam...

Quick tips for Priority Mail International

Priority Mail International is a great USPS service that offers quick delivery with affordable prices. It also has a few extra services that can really help ...

Quick USPS International Mail Insurance tips

What is insurance? Shipping insurance is added protection purchased to cover the value of the goods being shipped in the event of loss or damage during tr...

Required packaging for lithium batteries

When it comes to lithium batteries - whether rechargeable or non-rechargeable - there are very specific instructions that must be followed including the pack...

Residential Delivery Surcharge | Overview

A residential delivery charge is a fee added to shipping services from shipping carriers to delivery a package to a residential address, rather than a busine...

Shipping tobacco with USPS, UPS, and FedEx

Shipping tobacco products takes a little extra work and might even seem impossible. However, with a little research and a helping hand from ShippingEasy, you...

Tips for efficient package planning

Before sending packages through USPS there are a few steps you can take to help make sure your packages arrive as soon as possible. This frequently requires ...

Tips for large envelopes with USPS

When you’re shipping products that require the use of large envelopes, it’s common for questions to comes up around charges due to size. As a service to your...