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  • Tell me about dimensional weight.

    Dimensional weight, or volumetric weight, is a measure used to estimate the total weight of an item from its length, width, and height. The global transportation industry adopts this technique to estimate a minimum charge for the cubic space of a package. 

    In 2015, UPS and FedEx announced to charge all shipments based on the greater of their actual weight and dimensional weight of a package. 

    Click to see how main shippers calculate Dimensional Weight:
    DHLUPSFedEx

  • Do you provide insurance for my shipment?

    Yes. We provide a FREE insurance up to $100 on every shipment. You could buy additional insurance during shipping. Most shippers charge about $2 for every additional $100.

  • Can I write my own declarations?

    Yes. We recommend you declare a reasonable value for your items. Failure to do so could result in extra duties, fines, or delays as customs inspects your packages further. We are not responsible for what you declare on your shipments.

  • Do you charge any handling fees in addition to shipping costs?

    No. We offer FREE handling for both letters and boxes in all plans.

  • How much does the shipping cost?

    Shipping costs are calculated based on shipping method, size and weight, and destination. When you request a shipment, you can estimate the time and cost using the calculator

  • Which shipping carriers do you use?

    We ship domestically and internationally through USPS, UPS, DHL, FedEx, and Aramex. We receive discounted rates from all of them other than USPS and pass these savings onto you.