The Best Ways to Save on Shipping Costs (and Headaches)

May 7, 2015
Author: Judy Wolf

Handle with care. This is harder to do than you think.

Shipping seems simple enough, like a slightly more complicated task than wrapping a gift. You put an item in a box, slap some stamps on it and stick it in a mailbox. Or you go into a post office, have it wrapped and that's that.

But that isn't always that, depending on your package – and a lot of consumers ship packages. The U.S. Postal Service ships 3.7 billion packages worldwide every year, and UPS Inc. ships 4.6 billion packages and documents around the globe annually.

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