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      What shipping courier is best?

      What shipping courier do you use to ship items? UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc. Which one is best? Which is cheapest, best customer service, all that stuff. Which is the best overall?
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      What shipping courier do you use to ship items? UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc. Which one is best? Which is cheapest, best customer service, all that stuff. Which is the best overall?
      That depends greatly on:

      1. Where you are shipping from;
      2. Where you are shipping to;
      3. The weight and volume of your shipment;
      4. How quickly you need your shipment delivered;
      5. What type of insurance, if any, do you require;
      6. Do you require additional services, like inspection and clearance at customs.
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      For each of those options, which is best? I'd be shipping regionally only, not sure about weight or volume, time probably wouldn't be an issue because if they want it faster they can pay for faster shipping, And no clearance, inspection, signatures, or any additional services needed.

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      I think you should try them all and get a feel for them. What are you shipping? Do you need insurance? Is it hazardous? You can always call and get quotes and delivery times for each item you need to ship. If you are selling the same sort of product then you would know who to use in the future.

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      I'm not sure what I'd be shipping, but they would all be low cost items such as cases and the like. No insurance, not hazardous, etc. It probably wouldn't be one single item though.

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      I think you would need to just check with each carrier. Do your homework to see which will offer the best deal. Who would handle it the best to. I know there are certain limitations on certain carriers. For instance if you were shipping something large, you would go with a LTL freight company not fed ex.

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      Well for me at least, I think those USPS flat rate boxes would work the best because they have great shipping prices. I'm sure my stuff would fit in them. If speed were an issue, I'd probably go with UPS.

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      Well for me at least, I think those USPS flat rate boxes would work the best because they have great shipping prices. I'm sure my stuff would fit in them. If speed were an issue, I'd probably go with UPS.
      Mine probably would too and you can get those boxes for free!! So you save money too. Try all of them and see how they each do. Or look up reviews about all of them online.

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      For each of those options, which is best? I'd be shipping regionally only, not sure about weight or volume, time probably wouldn't be an issue because if they want it faster they can pay for faster shipping, And no clearance, inspection, signatures, or any additional services needed.
      If you can give an idea of where the shipment is leaving from and where it is going to, we can offer more advice. The understanding is that you are shipping single units? within the US? of limited weight and you are not too concerned with speed of delivery.

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      USA to USA. yes, single units, within the US, and yes. All those other things you said are correct too. limited weight and speed doesn't matter.

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