Cheaper Economy + Tracking Shipping

April 13th, 2015

My US partners have been able to arrange a economy shipping with tracking. This is around 60% more expensive than economy shipping without tracking, but it does offer a cheaper alternative for smaller items that are over the normal economy mail limits. The major advantage of this new shipping method is the shipping is based on the actual weight only and not volumetric weight provided the size of the box is under the mail size limits (length under 42 inch; girth + length under 97 inches) and the total cost of the order is under US$600. The price is also the same to all countries unlike express shipping.

The only real downside with this method (apart for the slower speed ~ 14 days) is only makes sense for items under 6 lbs, or for bulky, but light items. For items above 6 lbs then express shipping will normally be cheaper.

 

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