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post #1 of 9
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I need to order two of these:
http://www.caselabs-store.com/horizontal-accessory-mounts-pricing-varies/

How does that cost nearly $20? At most it should be $9, what's up with the overpriced shipping charges?
I am in FL but I ship/sell stuff from eBay and would never pay that much to ship something this size.

Can I provide my own shipping label or something?
Edited by dseg - 8/1/16 at 11:31am
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post #2 of 9
I'm guessing because those mounts are long and skinny ... and won't fit in a cheapo shipping option.

I tried something like this instead of those mounts and the shipping to Boston dropped from $16 to $6.
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Shipping is also a form of revenue.
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post #4 of 9
Our shipping cost are designed to be neutral. As with all automated shipping systems, it depends on how the cart is calculating volume. I'll take a look at it.
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I was able to make a small adjustment should help, but even the USPS Priory rates which are strictly weight based are coming in at about $13. Size does matter to UPS. Both they and FedEx are playing games with "dimensional weight"

Every month we compare the shipping costs charged versus actual. They are almost always +/- 2-3%
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post #6 of 9
Dimensional weight is a new pricing method - new since 2015.

Instead of charging based on strictly weight they will calculate the size of your package by cubic foot and charge you accordingly.

In other words, if you put a 1lb item in a gigantic box they will hit you with dimensional charges. The same can be said when you put a 300lb item in a tiny box. They will hit you with volume shipping.

Either way the carrier is making sure they get paid.

https://www.ups.com/content/cb/en/resources/ship/packaging/dim_weight.html
post #7 of 9
I recently sent a small box coast-to-coast via FedEx ground, and it came out at $13. See if you can get lower rate anywhere...

OTOH, I am in LA area, and so enjoyed ridiculously low shipping rate and next-day delivery of a fully assembled TH10A!
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humafold View Post

Dimensional weight is a new pricing method - new since 2015.

Instead of charging based on strictly weight they will calculate the size of your package by cubic foot and charge you accordingly.

In other words, if you put a 1lb item in a gigantic box they will hit you with dimensional charges. The same can be said when you put a 300lb item in a tiny box. They will hit you with volume shipping.

Either way the carrier is making sure they get paid.

https://www.ups.com/content/cb/en/resources/ship/packaging/dim_weight.html

As a note, it was standard practice with UPS back in 2006 when I worked for them. This isn't something new with couriers, or postal companies.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe View Post

As a note, it was standard practice with UPS back in 2006 when I worked for them. This isn't something new with couriers, or postal companies.

True. I think the methodology has just changed since 2015.

http://www.efulfillmentservice.com/2014/09/new-fedex-ups-dimensional-weight-rules/
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