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Examples (as of Feb. 8, 2009):
Average 7# per cu ft Box sizes (home Depot) -
When you go online to get rates it says they are using dimensional weight to comute it, but don't explain it very well.
I shipped 17 boxes which took up a space about 4' x 6' x 3' in my trailer from New Jersey to California.
The heaviest was around 60 lbs.
Estimates for 18x18x17" 40 lb box 11/29/16 USPS 2-3 days $107 | ground 1 - 1 1/2 week $95 Fedex 2 day $246 | 5 day ground $48 UPS 3 day $190 | 8 day ground $95 3 day select $158 Airline checked baggage 2nd $35, 3rd $150 max L+H+W = 62" * The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) offers several Priority Mail (2-day) boxes and envelopes at fixed prices: $4.95 (8-5/8 x 5-3/8 x 1-5/8"), $10.35 for a medium box and $13.95 (12x12x6") regardless of their weight or destination in the country. FedEx and UPS include tracking in prices and automatically cover packages for up to $100 of declared value. Tracking and insurance at the post office cost extra. Ground service is 5 days with FedEx and UPS The US Postal Service has a limit of 70 lbs As of Feb. 2010 a 2nd checked bag on United Airlines is $35 Sample weights with packing: Electric coffee pot: 3.2 lbs laptop computer: 8 lbs Skis: 15-21 lbs Skis xc: 7-8 lbs 6.25' (190 cm) long 5 days ground $25 UPS, $23 FedEx Golf bag and clubs: 40 lbs
Pallet or skid size 48" x 48" is the standard according to ShipNorthAmerica.com FedEx prefers Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).standard 40" by 48" FedEx Express® and FedEx Home Delivery® limits height to 70" How to Prepare Shipping Pallets for Freight Shipment | UPS A 48x40 pallet 70" high is 77 cf (540 lbs) FedEx freight boxes - Need a business account (must be a business) 48”x 40”x 38” 4-500 lbs 48”x 40”x 28” FedEx Freight Box FedEx Freight Box Info (pdf)WOW moving Midland Park NJ
Pick up boxes and put them on a pallet then find the cheapest freight co.
15 boxes (415 lbs) $1,359
The lowest price is not always the best value. Sometimes, paying more up front can avoid additional costs later on. By using a freight broker, you might pay a higher initial cost, but often times they are an excellent investment further down the line of your shipment, or if/when something goes wrong.
I was selling a sewing machine and table on CraigsList and one person wanted it shipped to Queens, NY. With legs removed it was 20" x 34" x 16" and 75 lbs. UPS packaging and shipping $150 FedEx packaging $36, shipping $46 total $80
Places which will package and ship near Bridgewater NJ. FedEx 399 Hwy 28 Raritan, NJ - 908 575-1221 UPS 1600 Mt Bethel Rd., Warren, NJ - 908 226-8760 Craters & Freighters 333 Cedar Ave, Middlesex, NJ - (732) 563-9200 Links: www.ShipGooDER.com/ - Compare rates USPS FedEx UPS DHL (overseas shipping) SportsExpress Auto transport - Shipping a Car
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