Shipping Tips

Efficiency Tools for Faster Shipping | Guide

ShippingEasy has a number of helpful features that expedite your shipping process. Whether you ship two packages a month, or 20000, you can take advantage of...

FAQs: Suspension of Mail Service to Guatemala

When will USPS services be suspended to Guatemala? Effective November 29, 2016, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has suspended most mail services to Guatemala...

Minimize returns cost | Guide

Regardless of your return policy, you can take steps to reduce the likelihood of returns all together. Just keep in mind the most common reasons that custome...

Package Sizes and Dimensions - USPS Domestic | Overview

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

Package Sizes and Dimensions - USPS International | Overview

When shipping with USPS, packages must meet weight and size limits. The following tables detail international package types offered through the USPS. Many of...

Package Sizes and Dimensions: Measuring Packages

If you are new to shipping, measuring packages can be a tricky task. To simplify things, we have put together a quick reference guide for how you should be m...

Packing Tips: China and Porcelain

When packing a fragile item like china, taking any shortcuts may lead to breakage. We've all heard the popular description for a destructive person: "like a ...

Packing Tips: Glass

Pack glass with ample cushioning and little movement to avoid breakage or destruction. Glass is fragile enough sitting on a shelf in your home. Proper shield...

Packing Tips: Most Common Packing Mistakes

Shipments endure a lot movement and handling so proper packing is a must. A package's journey from sender to recipient hits a lot of bumps in the road - lite...

Packing Tips: Protecting Packages from Shipping Hazards

Packages will face a myriad of potential hazards between the time they leave your warehouse and when they reach your customer’s doorstep. Proper packing is t...

Packing Tips: Recommended Materials for All Shipments

Sometimes the smallest details have the biggest impact. In the shipping world, it doesn’t get much more important than packing materials, some of which fit i...

Perishable Mail - Shipping Limitations | Overview

Perishable items can be sent by USPS as long as special precautions are taken when packing the shipment. Perishable items call for particular caution and car...

Selling Tips: Offering Free Shipping

Offering free shipping can drive business by increasing sales through a growing customer base. It may seem contradictory to a business owner, but offering a ...

Selling Tips: Offering Multiple Shipping Options

Offering multiple shipping options to your customers will increase your store's appeal and keep buyers satisfied. Imagine going to your favorite restaurant....

Selling Tips: Offering Same-Day Shipping

Providing a same-day shipping option is a great way to get customers excited about a quicker delivery. In a time when instant gratification is increasingly ...

Selling Tips: Setting up Shipping Rates for an Online Store

Setting up shipping rates for your online store can be done in many ways. These options range from simple flat shipping rates that require no technical imple...

Shipping as a Promotional Tool - Selling Tips | Know How

Offering discounted and free shipping can entice customers and build revenue for your business. Even if you cannot afford to offer free shipping on all items...

Shipping cremated remains | How To

Cremated remains can be sent through the USPS to both domestic and international destinations. They must be shipped using Priority Mail or Priority Mail Expr...

Shipping Firearms, Rules and Restrictions - USPS, UPS, FedEx | Overview

Shipping firearms can be difficult, due to detailed regulations and restrictions. Ultimately, the most accessible carrier is USPS, unless you are shipping to...

Shipping Food - Perishable Mail | Overview

A large portion of the e-commerce space is filled with stores selling food and other perishable items. This material can be shipped with the right steps of p...

Shipping knives with USPS, UPS, and FedEx | Overview

Shipping knives is something many companies do. Depending on the carrier you choose to ship with, there are a few restrictions. Generally, when shipping anyt...

Shipping Live Animals - Perishable Mail | Overview

Although it is less common than, say - a letter or birthday gift, live animals can be and are sent through the USPS regularly. However, it is imperative that...

Shipping Plants and Flowers - Perishable Mail | Overview

Preserve delicate flowers and plants by packing with materials that offer the right kind of support. Delicate by nature, it makes sense to exercise caution w...

Shipping Switchblades with USPS

When shipping something as heavily restricted as a switchblade, you’ll need to take the proper steps to insure you fall within the law and the shipping requi...

Shipping to Canada if Canada Post strikes | FAQs

Should Canada Post strike, we wanted to provide information to help you consider and handle Canadian deliveries. In the event of the strike, USPS will contin...

What does the USPS error message “service is not available to Guatemala” mean?

If you see this error message, you are attempting to ship to Guatemala via a shipping service that has been temporarily suspended by the U.S. Postal Service ...

What to Include in a Return Policy | Guide

Returns do not have to equate to lost sales. Rather, hassle-free returns can as an effective marketing and customer retention strategy, as well as providing ...

What USPS shipping rates are available from Amazon?

Merchants who sell on Amazon's marketplace have access to shipping services through Amazon. Amazon quotes rates directly from carriers, such as USPS, and bil...