On average, the cost to ship a large item is $1.81 per mile for shorter distance shipments and $0.59 per mile for longer distance shipments.
For a better idea of what it may cost to ship your large item or household good, take a look at our cost to ship household items page.
What is the cheapest way to ship large items?
If You Are Shipping Something 2 Lbs Or Heavier With A 5 Day Delivery Window…
- FedEx Ground or UPS Ground will almost always be cheaper than USPS Priority Mail.
- At exactly 2 lbs, FedEx/UPS is slightly cheaper.
- USPS will always be cheaper than FedEx or UPS hands down.
How do I ship a large package?
There are several steps you can take to make big shipments across the US and the world, including:
- Package Your Item Properly.
- Take Measurements.
- Weigh Your Package.
- Calculate Rates.
- Book and Pay.
- Print Your Shipping Labels.
- Label Your Package.
- Send the Package.
Does UPS charge by size or weight?
A Large Package Surcharge will be applied to each UPS package when its length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined exceeds 118 inches, but does not exceed the maximum UPS size of 157 inches. Large Packages are subject to a minimum billable weight of 90 pounds in addition to the Large Package Surcharge.
How much does it cost to ship an item?
USPS shipping costs are calculated based on weight and distance traveled. Packages weighing less than one pound start at $2.66 via USPS First Class Package Service. If your package weighs one pound, you’ll want to use USPS Priority Mail which starts at $6.95 with Shippo’s special Cubic pricing.