For the first time ever, we’re getting a peek into how much it costs to ship certain items through various carriers. These numbers should be taken with a grain of salt — we can’t verify these prices and weight limits, so it’s possible they could be inflated because the carrier wants to make sure you choose them.
Still, if nothing else, these charts should provide some good insight into how much you would need to spend on shipping and just how much variability there is among shipping carriers.
Small Cube Box
|6 1/2″||7 1/4″||7 1/4″||Starts at|
10 or 25
Large Cube Box
|8 1/2″||12 1/4″||12 1/4″|
10 or 25
|14 5/8″||5 1/4″||7 5/8″||Starts at|
10 or 25
The USPS doesn’t have a minimum for insurance on Priority Mail packages, but they do require the package to be at least 13 ounces. The cost is calculated by multiplying the cost per ounce by the weight of the package. For instance, a one pound package would total $2.71. A one pound package can be shipped from anywhere in the US to a foreign country through USPS First Class International mail for a fee of $33.95, however it can take up to five weeks or more depending on where you’re shipping to and will only include limited tracking services. There are other forms of international shipping available including Global Express Guaranteed, Express Mail International and Priority Mail International, but they are more expensive.
The minimum insurance requirement for a package with UPS is $100 up to the first pound and then an additional 20 cents for each additional ounce or fraction thereof. You can choose not to insure your package if you want, but there is no option for less than the required $100 of coverage. The cost per pound is calculated in 0.5 increments, so it will be slightly higher than FedEx which uses whole numbers instead. A one pound package will cost $2.10 to ship domestically when shipped by ground service in addition to any other fees that might apply depending on where in the country you’re shipping it to and how fast you need it to get there.
For UPS with UPS medium package:
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For a one pound box to be shipped with FedEx, it must have a minimum of $100 insurance. The total for the weight and insurance is then multiplied by 1.45 to determine the cost. For example a 15 pound package would call for a total shipping cost of $161.50 as there is a minimum charge of $100 and an additional charge per pound after that at 0.99 which comes out to 1.45 per pound or over 30% increase from the original price.
FexEx Medium Box with Dimensions 9″ x 5″ x 12″ Weight < 10 ls = $ 47.49
Sending a package through a private carrier like OnTrac, YRC Ground or Roadie is a cheaper alternative for shipping small packages from one location in the US to another if you’re willing to wait longer for your package and aren’t concerned about tracking information. Minimum insurance coverage isn’t required but recommended by some carriers since many contracts do not cover any losses that occur during shipment less than $500 for any reason. The cost of shipping will vary depending on the weight of the package and which carrier you use so be sure to check individual websites for prices. Carriers have different rates for and international shipments as well so
Cardboard shoe boxes for shipping
Cardboard shoe boxes for shipping are cardboard boxes engineered to hold and protect shoes during transit. These durable cardboard carriers ship flat, but can be assembled in a matter of minutes without tools or adhesive.
Cardboard shoe boxes measure 17 inches by 13 inches by 6 inches (L x W x H). They have a volume of .87 cubic feet and weigh approximately 3 pounds when empty. The storage size of these cardboard carriers makes them ideal for bulk orders as well as individual use.
Cardboard boxes for shipping are made of cardboard fibers, water-resistant cardboard paper and cardboard board. They come with a tabbed closure strip to secure the box closed.
The cardboard shoe boxes ship flat to your location, but can be easily assembled without tools or adhesive in approximately five minutes. The sturdy cardboard carriers fit most standard shoes and have a depth of 2 inches.
Cardboard carriers for shoe storage ship from the manufacturer in a cardboard box with dimensions 25 inches by 12 inches by 3 inches (L x W x H). One box weighs approximately 9 pounds when packed full. Two separate cardboard boxes will fit into a larger cardboard carrier measuring 34 inches by 16 inches by 4 1/2 inches (L x W x H) and weighing approximately 30 pounds.
Cardboard shoe boxes for shipping feature a tabbed closure strip to ensure your shoes do not fall out during transit. They are water-resistant cardboard paper and cardboard board, both recyclable materials that contribute less to deforestation than wood or plastic carriers.
Can you ship anything in a Priority Mail Shoe Box?
Yes. The Postal Service defines the size and weight of a Priority Mail Shoe Box as:
A shoe box that is rectangular, 12 inches deep and 16 to 18 inches wide. Weight: Up to 4 pounds. Size: 13 in (W) x 13 in (D) x 16 in (L). A Priority Mail Box can hold packages weighing up to 4 pounds and must fit within a certain size when it is mailed.
What is Priority Mail shoebox?
Priority Mail is a uniform set of rules for uniform service. These standards included rates, packaging, and service standards for customers to better serve customers with a uniform experience. Rates are based on the weight of the package and its destination. Each size, except Flat Rate, is priced differently.
Is it cheaper to use your own box for priority mail?
Yes it is. With a package weighing 3 pounds or less, you can ship items within the specified size and weight requirements in a Priority Mail Box .