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Calculating shipping costs and related tips.

Postby HenryJ » Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:56 pm

You will need the city and zipcode for the origin and destination, as well as package length x width x height and weight to calculate and estimate.

It may be cheaper to ship pre-paid, as well as shipping to a business address.

UPS shipping cost calculator

FEDEX rate finder

USPS shipping calculator

DHL

Post more if you know them, or add tips for reduced shipping charges.
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Postby HenryJ » Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:51 pm

FYI:
DHL can be a less expensive and quicker way to ship from West to East.

All packages shipped with DHL are air freighted to Ohio for distribution.

Now for someone out west sending to someone in the east, that is great because it can arrive in three days at the standard ground rates.

If you are sending from west to west, it is not as good since it still takes the air flight to Ohio.

Just a tip I picked up from my local shipper :D

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Postby RaleighBlaZeR2 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:51 am

What is the best and least expensive way to pack and ship four N90s?
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Postby jeff024 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:18 pm

place some cardboard over the front and back then place in a box that fits the wheel or better yet pack 2 together
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Postby HenryJ » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:10 pm

Bag them in a heavy plastic bag or a couple garbage bags. Cardboard is abrasive and can scratch the finish pretty bad. Then a tight fitting box is best. The doubled thickness is a good idea too.

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Postby gairbear » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:34 am

What's the best way to ship tires? and do they need to be classified as freight...or the other one :lol: .

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Postby Walt » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:54 am

Don't do freight. It's much more expensive. Tires can be shipped via regular ground/express services.
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Postby LonestarZ » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:40 pm

Be sure to remove the center caps when you ship rims. So when UPS decides to use them as hockey pucks the center caps dont poke through the box get scoured, and damage the finish of the rims.. as has happened to me.

ZR5 Rim pics after UPS shipped them

Edit: Oh and shipping weight is 21lbs. per rim.
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Postby HenryJ » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:05 pm

gairbear wrote:What's the best way to ship tires?
Summit sticks a shipping label on them and wraps tape around it to secure it. That is all.
I have had many arrive that way via UPS.

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Re: Calculating shipping costs and related tips.

Postby nebby58 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:27 pm

For smaller items, I use the US postal service flate rate boxes. They are very easy to use, and you can pick up the boxes for free.
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