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Can I Use USPS to Ship Hand Sanitizer?
You can ship hand sanitizer with USPS, but you'll be restricted to using ground services, and you'll need to affix the proper labelings onto your package.
Does USPS Offer International Returns?
Unfortunately, USPS doesn't offer international returns for online shippers. Therefore, we always suggest purchasing insurance on international shipments.
Can I Cut Down USPS Boxes to Get Cheaper Rates?
While we typically advise shippers to invest in their own custom packaging and not cut down USPS boxes, altering Priority Mail boxes is a feasible option.
Can I Ship Fire Extinguishers With USPS?
It is indeed legal to ship fire extinguishers with the US Postal Service, and you can use any of their air-based or surface transporation services to do so.
How Much Does Special Handling Cost?
The three major carriers each offer special handling for fragile items. The cost varies from carrier to carrier, and shippers pay for it on top of postage.
What Should I Charge for Shipping?
When starting up an online store, shippers often ask themselves, "What should I charge my customers for shipping?" Learn more about some proven strategies.
Does USPS Ship to Every Country in the World?
While USPS ships to almost every country in the world, there are five sanctioned countries that shippers need to obtain export licenses in order to ship to.
Is It Legal to Ship Ammo With USPS?
While USPS allows shipping firearms with the proper licensing, it is unfortunately illegal to ship ammo with USPS. You'll need to use either UPS or FedEx.
Can I Use a Different Service for USPS Return Labels?
USPS return labels are limited to First Class Package, Priority Mail services, and Parcel Select Ground (also known as "Retail Ground" at the Post Office).
Can I Get a Priority Mail Express International Refund?
If you paid to ship Priority Mail Express International Service, you can apply for a refund if your package wasn't delivered by the scheduled delivery date.
Can I Buy Shipping Labels for Multiple Addresses?
When you use shipping software, you can buy shipping labels for multiple addresses at once by either integrating your store or uploading spreadsheet files.
Who Pays Customs Fees, the Shipper or Recipient?
For international shipments, recipients are responsible for paying customs fees if the package contains items that qualify for that country's import taxes.