International Shipping – Letters & Packages
FedEx, UPS, US Post Office, DHL Daily Pick Up Times
- UPS Mon-Fri @ 4:30 PM
- FedEx Air Mon-Fri @ 4:30 PM
- FedEx Ground Mon-Fri @ 4:00 PM
- FedEx Saturday @ 11:00 AM
- USPS Mon-Sat @ 11:30 AM
- DHL Mon-Fri @ 12:00 PM
International Shipping – FedEx, UPS, US Postal Service, DHL
Why have shipping prices quoted by only one carrier? Why risk getting your documents or packages tied up in customs and ultimately destroyed or returned to you?
At The Shipping Place you can select from four different carriers for your documents and packages. We offer international shipping via FedEx, DHL, UPS and the US Postal Service. No matter what you need to ship or when it needs to arrive at its destination, we will assist you in choosing the best combination of carrier and service.
To do it right, international shipping involves understanding the detailed rules and regulations for each destination country, and knowing the full range of carrier options and services available. Our staff at The Shipping Place is certified in international shipping and will help you make the best selection to meet your specific needs.
International Letters & Documents
In addition to the complexity of legal regulations spanning the globe, each carrier has its own set of international shipping rules and offerings.
Overnight delivery is not available for most documents being shipped internationally, except for those being sent to major cities in Canada. In most cases, letters and documents can arrive at their destination within a few days of shipping, but can be shipped more economically if timing is not critical.
Tracking capability varies from one carrier to the next. If you care only about timing, you might select one carrier. On the other hand, if timing is not that important but tracking is a primary concern, your carrier selection would be different. Each carrier offers a variety of services and service combinations.
Come to The Shipping Place and let us take the worry and confusion out of international shipping. We’ll explain all the options and the pluses and minuses of each, so that you can make the right choice to meet your needs.
Shipping International Packages
There are many forms and documents to be completed when shipping packages internationally. Selecting and filling out the right forms is tedious. If they are not properly completed you run the risk of having your package returned to you – or even destroyed at the destination country.
Determining shipping costs is also far from simple. Dimensional weight is a concept that was implemented by carriers years ago to offset losses incurred when lightweight items took up too much space in their vehicles. Therefore, shipping cost is no longer based solely on package weight.
Today, when shipping packages internationally, every cubic inch counts in calculating the final cost of shipping. For example, if a package weighs 5 pounds and has dimensions of 12” x 12” x 12” it will ship as 13 pounds simply because the box is so big! If you placed 20 pounds in the same box, it would ship as 20 pounds – not 13 pounds based on the size of the box.
This is just one example of the complex rules governing international shipping costs. It can be a real challenge to strike just the right balance between generously padding an item inside a box (based on its fragility and value) and keeping the box within size limits to avoid additional dimensional weight charges. At The Shipping Place we meet this challenge day in and day out, so you can count on us to guide you through the complicated maze of rules and options for international shipping.
Professional Packing – Take the Worry Out of Shipping
Don’t forget that The Shipping Place will pack your items as well as ship them. We’ve all received poorly packed items – even broken items. Make sure the recipients of your packages will not be disappointed. Let The Shipping Place take the worry out of international shipping AND packing for you! Learn more about our packing services.
FAQ – International Shipping
For answers to specific questions about International Shipping, check out our FAQ section. Need more help? Give us a call at (845) 483-7447 (SHIP).