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Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2015 1:10 p.m. PST

Hi guys,

I'm looking to start shipping stuff that is much heavier that I ever have before. What' the most economical way to ship stuff around 9lbs from the US to the UK in a 12in x 12in x 4in box?

I'm looking to get it in under the $88 USD USPS large flat rate box price. UPS was sending me prices around $180 USD and up and I know that can't be my only options.

Any help or experiences welcome!

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2015 1:27 p.m. PST

Had a quick around found: transglobalexpress, from above value gave £32.95 GBP (approx $53 USD) to deliver USA to UK. Company would use DHL to do delivery.

fredjg03 Nov 2015 2:35 p.m. PST

Unless you absolutely need 12x12, you can use the medium size international priority (13 5/8x11 7/8x 3 3/8) for about $66.00 USD the box being about 95% of the volume you quoted.

From what I remember having 2 dimensions, over 12 inches, is the tipping point.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2015 4:59 p.m. PST

12" is a tipping point that increases your costs quite bit with USPS. I assume you have a product that measures 12" (or 11" with padding)?

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2015 7:16 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info here. Going over to the US again for a little while, good to know what I'm up against. thumbs up


Personal logo Fergal Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2015 11:26 a.m. PST

Yup, my stuff needs a 12" x 12" box, hence the question :)

I think I found my answer in Mad Mecha Guy's info. Thanks gents!

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