# Question: How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Package At The Post Office?

## How do I calculate shipping costs?

How to Use the USPS Shipping CalculatorNavigate to the USPS Postage Price Calculator page.

Enter the details of your letter or package.

Select the shipment type.

Compare shipping options.

Pay for shipping and print postage for your shipment.More items….

## Does USPS charge by weight or size?

For First-Class Mail, shape and weight will determine the price. For Priority Mail, the price is a combination of weight, size, and how far the mailpiece is traveling. Priority Mail pieces that exceed one cubic foot, are subject to “dimensional weight pricing”.

## How do I ship something to the post office?

How to Ship a PackageStep 1: Pick Your Box. Use a box that’s big enough to safely fit what you’re sending. … Step 2: Pack Your Box. … Step 3: Address your Package. … Step 4: Choose a Mail Service. … Step 5: Calculate & Apply Postage. … Step 6: Ship Your Package.

## How much does it cost to ship a 25 pound box?

A 25 pound box will cost anywhere from \$3.00 – \$15.00 depending on how many you are sending and where you are sending them to.

## Does box size affect shipping cost?

The smaller a box you use will, as a general rule of thumb, reduce your shipping costs. 3. If you know, or think, your box is larger than 1 cubic foot, select Large Package and enter the dimensions of your box. Our software will compare the size, weight, and distance to calculate the postage required.

## How much does USPS shipping cost per pound?

USPS shipping costs are calculated based on weight and distance traveled. Packages weighing less than one pound start at \$2.74 via USPS First Class Package Service. If your package weighs one pound, you’ll want to use USPS Priority Mail which starts at \$7.02 with Shippo’s special Cubic pricing.

## Do you have to pay to send a package at the post office?

You can use Priority Mail to send packages weighing up to 70 pounds (32 kg). All of the boxes and envelopes for Priority Mail are free! You can request to have them shipped to your home or office, or you can pick up what you need from the post office.

## Is it cheaper to use a flat rate box or your own box?

This depends on weight and size of the box along with the destination. If within zone 3, 4, or 5 it is usually cheaper to ship regional rate boxes. If zone 7 or 8 then flat rate boxes are usually cheaper. If in zone 1 or 2 it is usually cheaper to use your own box up to 2 pounds and regional rate boxes over that.

## What is the cheapest way to ship a 5 pound package?

The break even point compared to FedEx and UPS for a large Priority Mail flat rate box is about 5 lbs. If you need a large flat rate Priority Mail box, make sure it’s heavier than 5 lbs. Otherwise, FedEx or UPS Ground will always be cheaper.