Saturday, May 12, 2012

Comparing shipping rates: Shipito Airmail Priority / Economy vs. USPS Priority / Express Mail

I've already mentioned that using Shipito Airmail instead of USPS makes sense in the following cases:

  • For light packages with weight between 1-3 lbs (For this weight, USPS prices cannot compete with Shipito Airmail)

  • When maximum dimensions are bigger than USPS but within the Shipito Airmail size limits.

Shipito shipping method comparison for Oregon warehouse: USPS, Airmail, Fedex
Shipito shipping method comparison for Oregon warehouse: USPS, Airmail, Fedex (10 lbs package)


Shipito shipping method comparison for Oregon warehouse: USPS, Airmail, Fedex (2 lbs package)



In the following charts I compare shipping rates for Shipito Airmail Priority/Economy, USPS Priority/Express Mail and other shipping methods. The shipping rates to Russia are for the Shipito warehouse in Tualatin, OR (Both Shipito Airmail and USPS Priority/Express Mail are cheaper in the Californian warehouses of Shipito).

Postage without insurance


Weight
Dimensions
Insured amount
USPS Express MailUSPS Priority Mail InternationalShipito Airmail EconomyShipito Airmail PriorityUSPS First Class International ParcelFedEx International EconomyFedEx International PriorityDHL ExpressFedEx International Economy FreightUSPS Priority Flat-Rate box 2USPS Priority Flat-Rate box 1USPS Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate box
0 lbs. 8 oz.
9.60x6.80x5.40
$20.99
$43.6$40.16$5.01$5.51$13.58$146.64$170.45--$55.02$69.93-
0 lbs. 10 oz.
9.60x6.80x5.40
$58.99
$49.51$40.16$5.93$6.55$16.11$146.64$170.45-----
0 lbs. 10 oz.
9.80x7.40x4.40
$5.72
$49.51$40.16$5.93$6.55$16.11$146.64$170.45-----
2 lbs. 0 oz.
16.00x14.40x2.60
$103.00
$55.64$45.38$19.09$21.07$28.72$147.79$171.6-----
2 lbs. 15 oz.
14.00x9.40x7.20
$48.54
$61.79$50.6$28.01$30.9$38.8$159.55$187.7-----
3 lbs. 3 oz.
14.20x12.80x10.40
$41.05
$67.92$55.82$30.37$33.5$215.35$245.39------
3 lbs. 10 oz.
16.00x12.20x6.20
$27.99
$67.92$55.82$34.12$37.64$46.37$178.79$207.61-----
3 lbs. 11 oz.
16.00x11.40x10.20
$94.12
$67.92$55.82$35.07$38.68-$215.35$245.39-----
3 lbs. 14 oz.
24.00x15.40x5.20
$19.99
$67.92$55.82$36.47$40.24-$215.35$245.39-----
6 lbs. 4 oz.
20.20x16.00x11.40
$105.91
$84.27$70.1$59.03$65.11-$312.94$389.34-----
7 lbs. 7 oz.
25.80x15.00x4.80
$198.91
$89.37$74.64$70.31$77.56-$198.55$215.77-----
29 lbs. 2 oz.
36.50x19.00x14.00
$764.21
$199.4-$273.74$301.97--------

Insurance

Weight
Dimensions
Insured amount
USPS Express MailUSPS Priority Mail InternationalShipito Airmail EconomyShipito Airmail PriorityUSPS First Class International ParcelFedEx International EconomyFedEx International PriorityDHL ExpressFedEx International Economy FreightUSPS Priority Flat-Rate box 2USPS Priority Flat-Rate box 1USPS Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate box
0 lbs. 8 oz.
9.60x6.80x5.40
$20.99
$0.42$2.87-$0.42-$0.42$0.42-----
0 lbs. 10 oz.
9.60x6.80x5.40
$58.99
$1.18$4.78-$1.18-$1.18$1.18-----
0 lbs. 10 oz.
9.80x7.40x4.40
$5.72
$0.11$2.56-$0.11-$0.11$0.11-----
2 lbs. 0 oz.
16.00x14.40x2.60
$103.00
$2.91$6.81-$2.76-$2.06$2.06-----
2 lbs. 15 oz.
14.00x9.40x7.20
$48.54
$0.97$3.42-$0.97-$0.97$0.97-----
3 lbs. 3 oz.
14.20x12.80x10.40
$41.05
$0.82$3.27-$0.82$0.82$0.82------
3 lbs. 10 oz.
16.00x12.20x6.20
$27.99
$0.56$3.01-$0.56-$0.56$0.56-----
3 lbs. 11 oz.
16.00x11.40x10.20
$94.12
$1.88$5.48-$1.88-$1.88$1.88-----
3 lbs. 14 oz.
24.00x15.40x5.20
$19.99
$0.4$2.85-$0.4-$0.4$0.4-----
6 lbs. 4 oz.
20.20x16.00x11.40
$105.91
$2.97$6.87-$2.82-$2.12$2.12-----
7 lbs. 7 oz.
25.80x15.00x4.80
$198.91
$4.83$8.73-$4.68-$3.98$3.98-----
29 lbs. 2 oz.
36.50x19.00x14.00
$764.21
$19.13--$20.18--------


Postage with Insurance

Weight
Dimensions
Insured amount
USPS Express MailUSPS Priority Mail InternationalShipito Airmail EconomyShipito Airmail PriorityUSPS First Class International ParcelFedEx International EconomyFedEx International PriorityDHL ExpressFedEx International Economy FreightUSPS Priority Flat-Rate box 2USPS Priority Flat-Rate box 1USPS Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate box
0 lbs. 8 oz.
9.60x6.80x5.40
$20.99
$44.02$43.03$5.01$5.93$13.58$147.06 (list rate $149.84)$170.87 (list rate $203.23)--$55.02$69.93-
0 lbs. 10 oz.
9.60x6.80x5.40
$58.99
$50.69$44.94$5.93$7.73$16.11$147.82 (list rate $150.6)$171.63 (list rate $203.99)-----
0 lbs. 10 oz.
9.80x7.40x4.40
$5.72
$49.62$42.72$5.93$6.66$16.11$146.75 (list rate $149.53)$170.56 (list rate $202.92)-----
2 lbs. 0 oz.
16.00x14.40x2.60
$103.00
$58.55$52.19$19.09$23.83$28.72$149.85 (list rate $204.69)$173.66 (list rate $273.6)-----
2 lbs. 15 oz.
14.00x9.40x7.20
$48.54
$62.76$54.02$28.01$31.87$38.8$160.52 (list rate $277.64)$188.67 (list rate $337.14)-----
3 lbs. 3 oz.
14.20x12.80x10.40
$41.05
$68.74$59.09$30.37$34.32$216.17 (list rate $409.19)$246.21 (list rate $458.88)------
3 lbs. 10 oz.
16.00x12.20x6.20
$27.99
$68.48$58.83$34.12$38.2$46.37$179.35 (list rate $317.91)$208.17 (list rate $378.79)-----
3 lbs. 11 oz.
16.00x11.40x10.20
$94.12
$69.8$61.3$35.07$40.56-$217.23 (list rate $396.47)$247.27 (list rate $459.94)-----
3 lbs. 14 oz.
24.00x15.40x5.20
$19.99
$68.32$58.67$36.47$40.64-$215.75 (list rate $394.99)$245.79 (list rate $458.46)-----
6 lbs. 4 oz.
20.20x16.00x11.40
$105.91
$87.24$76.97$59.03$67.93-$315.06 (list rate $602.92)$391.46 (list rate $764.35)-----
7 lbs. 7 oz.
25.80x15.00x4.80
$198.91
$94.2$83.37$70.31$82.24-$202.53 (list rate $361.45)$219.75 (list rate $397.82)-----
29 lbs. 2 oz.
36.50x19.00x14.00
$764.21
$218.53-$273.74$322.15--------


Personally I've been using USPS Express Mail International for shipping most of my packages from the USA to Russia:

7 comments:

  1. How much does it cost to join Shipito? Can I use Airmail without registering with Shipito?

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  2. I have an iPad and iPod in Torrance. What shipping method to use for them?

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  3. Do you know any mail forwarders that offer something like Shipito Airmail, but cheaper than USPS for heavy and/or oversized packages? Or is there anything Shipito can offer for such packages?

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  4. Ship it To is a bloody rip off, too many fees and charges and postage rates DO NOT TRULY reflect the USPS fees for the service, Shipit to add at least $30 on every postage package. YOU SAVE NOTHING SHOP ELSEWHERE

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  5. Personally I save a lot by using Shipito likewise many other customers.

    The lowest fee is $2.5 for mailing out + 4.3% bank fee. The new Virtual Mailbox plan (costs $10 per month or $50 per year) allows to consolidate packages for $4.5 each. You will get free photos of your packages. And you may use their Oregon warehouse which is a no salex tax location. Not to mention that their Airmail has one of the lowest prices for some destinations.

    The detailed fee structure for my packages:
    Examples of fees charged by USPS Express Mail and Shipito shipping forwarder in 2012 for sending packages from USA to Russian Federation

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  6. Do you know any package forwarder that is cheaper? I would prefer some reliable company, not a new one that uses damping to enter the market, but is unknown.

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