Questions About Shipping

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...

USPS Bulk Mail | Overview

ShippingEasy wants to help you learn about the e-commerce industry. This article describes a service provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Th...

USPS Click-N-Ship Postage Rates | Overview

Click-N-Ship, USPS' online portal for purchasing postage, offers Retail rates. Retail rates offer the same pricing as the United States Post Office. Discount...

USPS Non-Machinable Surcharges | Overview

ShippingEasy wants to help you learn about the e-commerce industry. This article describes service requirements determined by the United States Postal Serv...

USPS Package Pickup | Overview

When you are on a tight schedule or you don’t have the ability to manually transport your goods, you can still get your packages in the mail. USPS offers a s...

USPS Signature Confirmation | Overview

Signature Confirmation helps you track and confirm your package by letting you know the date and time your shipment has been delivered AND who received it. T...

USPS Supplies: Ordering Details (FREE)

USPS provides FREE packaging supplies to ensure your item is well packaged and prepared for a safe delivery. The shipping process has enough steps - locating...

What are 4x6 shipping labels?

Shipping labels are the labels you use to make your package legally mailable. When it comes to shipping labels, 4x6 labels are considered the industry standa...

What are the current delivery area surcharges for FedEx?

A delivery area surcharge applies for delivering packages to otherwise difficult to arrive areas. This means your package may have been sent to a satellite o...

What are thermal shipping labels?

In the world of shipping, anything you can do to save yourself and your customers money is considered a win. With the advancement of technology and, more imp...

What do I need to know about shipment weight?

All USPS services have maximum weight restrictions. In addition, many service types use the package weight to calculate the postage weight. As such, it’s imp...

What do I need to know about USPS International shipments?

Customs forms are required: When shipping internationally, to a US territory, or for military (APO/FPO) shipments, a customs form is required. This form is ...

What is a Certificate of Mailing?

A certificate of mailing is a form to provide evidence of mailing. It is a great way to keep track of your mailing history and gives you a physical copy show...

What is a fuel surcharge?

A fuel surcharge is a flexible addition to shipping costs that compensates postal companies for the fuel their trucks use during deliveries. Everyone receive...

What is a Saturday delivery charge?

A Saturday delivery charge is a fee added to shipping services from shipping carriers to deliver a package to a recipient on Saturday, rather than usual busi...

What is Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.) and do you offer it?

Collect on Delivery, or C.O.D., is when the carrier will attempt to collect the amount shown on the C.O.D. tag or package label, and then send the payment to...

What is Hazardous Mail?

Hazardous Mail includes many common household items that are restricted for mailing because of their harmful potential. Hazardous mail is defined as mail tha...

What is the cheapest way to ship clothes?

When shipping clothing, the weight of the package and distance it travels will determine how much postage will cost. Clothing shipments tend to fall on the l...

What is the cheapest way to ship to Canada?

The cheapest way to ship to Canada is by using the United States Postal Service (USPS). Packages are shipped via USPS to the Canada Post (Canada's postal ser...

What is UPS Mail Innovations?

What is UPS Mail Innovations? UPS Mail Innovations is a combined effort between UPS and USPS. With UPS Mail Innovations, packages are picked up by UPS and d...

What is USPS Delivery Confirmation?

USPS delivery confirmation helps you track and confirm your packages by letting you know the date and time your shipment has been delivered or that a deliver...

What is USPS Restricted Delivery?

Restricted delivery enables you to control who receives the shipment. Only the addressee, listed on the label, will be allowed to accept delivery and they wi...

What items are prohibited to ship internationally with USPS?

When shipping internationally, it is good to be aware that there are many items which can’t be shipped under any circumstances or without going through speci...

What options do I have for domestic shipping?

Domestic shipping delivery times and rates are dependent on which carrier service is used. It can take anywhere from a day or two to about a week for your pa...

What types of unique size boxes are available from USPS?

If you sell shoes or make art, you probably need a unique box to ship it in. Can't find anything at your local USPS? Don't worry! If you have some specific b...

Why can't I track a USPS First Class Large / Flat Envelope shipment?

Large Envelopes / Flats are serviced by USPS First-Class Mail. The USPS does not provide tracking on this service. You can contact the USPS for more informat...