October 2013 Archive

Lower Express Shipping (UPS) Rates

October 9th, 2013

My US partners have been very busy working with UPS to improve the express (UPS) shipping rates we can offer our customers. They have been able to negotiate new rates which significant reduce the costs of express shipping. The really major amazing changes is for packages under 6 lbs which are now are up to 50% cheaper. In the past the prices my US partner were charged by UPS was fixed up to 6 lbs, now the prices are different for each weight. Some examples of our old and new express (UPS) shipping costs (in US$) are shown below for a $100 item shipped to a major city:

Weight | Old Price | New Price

  • 1 lb | $64.58 | $32.21
  • 2 lbs | $64.58 | $36.65
  • 3 lbs | $64.58 | $40.41
  • 4 lbs | $64.58 | $43.92
  • 5 lbs | $64.58 | $48.32
  • 10 lbs | $83.26 | $73.38
  • 25 lbs | $140.49 | $123.79
  • 40 lbs | $203.89 | $179.67
  • 100 lbs | $309.59 | $299.89

If you have small items then the cost of express shipping is only a few dollars more than economy shipping! Choosing express shipping means you will get your items in about a 1/3 the time (under a week normally) and have tracking.