WHAT IS SMALL PACKAGE SHIPPING?
Small package shipping, also known as parcel shipping, is the shipping of goods or packages under the weight of 150lbs. These smaller packages can be shipped using less than truckload freight or by a local courier, such as UPS or FedEx. These local couriers typically have arranged, daily pickups that have length, girth, and weight limits. If the package exceeds this, shipping on freight will need to be arranged.
Small Package Delivery with uShip
Need to ship small packages, but don’t know where to start? Small packages that are too large to send by traditional mail, such as bowling balls, home electronics, microwaves, or computers can easily be shipped with services from uShip. We will provide tips for shipping small items, and help you get shipping rates from professional transporters who have some extra space on their truck. If you get off track, just let us know, and we will get you back on the road.
The uShip marketplace makes it easy to find professional shipping companies at the best rates. Create your listing with as much detail about your small item as possible. Then, carriers who have extra space in their truck will be able to provide you low delivery quotes for your review. You can then talk to the transporters and look at their carrier profiles to get a feel for the quality of service they offer before accepting their rate.
LEVELS OF SMALL PACKAGE SHIPPING SERVICES
There are several different levels of service that can be offered for parcel shipping . These levels of service refer to the timeframe that shipping carriers will take to deliver a package from origin to destination. This generally includes next-day delivery, same-day delivery, two-day delivery, and standard delivery. Depending on the carrier you choose to ship with, more levels of service may be offered.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Small Package?
The cost to ship a small package depends on the dimensions and weight of the package, the transport distance, and the service level you want. For a better idea of what your parcel shipping may cost, visit our cost to ship household goods. There, you will see package shipments like yours completed through the uShip marketplace and get an idea of how we work.