What is Cubic Shipping?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers significantly discounted rates for packages that meet specific cubic dimension requirements, regardless of their weight (up to 20Lbs)*. This means that customers will pay shipping costs for the actual size of the package and the shipping distance, instead of its weight. However, many customers find meeting these requirements difficult and confusing. So, we have partnered with USPS and have designed specialized Chit Chats Express USPS Priority boxes that conform to their specific cubic shipping dimensions requirements. Taking the guesswork out of cubic shipping!
For example, if you were to ship a camera (approx. 4 lbs) to Los Angeles CA using regular USPS shipping, it would cost $15.76 USD, but if you used one of our Chit Chats Express cubic shipping boxes, it would cost you only $7.09 USD… That’s over a 50% savings!!
How does Cubic Shipping work?
Cubic pricing for a rectangular package is determined by measuring Length x Width x Height / 1728 to calculate the Cubic Fee. (Note: All measurements are rounded to the nearest 0.25 inch). For example, if you had a package that measured 6” x 5” X 4” it would fall within the A box type.
How to get started?
Input the length, width and depth of your package into our Price Calculator to determine the cubic box you require.
Select the location (zone) that your package is going to.
Use the Cubic Shipping Chart to determine the price, by using your Cubic Box Type and Zone.
Visit one of our 5 locations to pick up your boxes and ship today!
*Please note that these boxes are only for the purposes for which they are intended, and as such, Chit Chats Express reserves the right to limit quantities. Customers will not be permitted to purchase boxes for any other reason than shipping their packages using USPS.
Rectangular and Non-Rectangular Parcels:
Soft Pack and Padded Envelopes:
* Certain conditions apply. Each mailpiece must measure .50 cubic foot or less, weigh 20 pounds or less, and the longest dimension may not exceed 18 inches. Cubic-priced mailpieces may not be rolls or tubes. Soft pack and padded envelopes are calculated differently.