USPS postage - round up or down?
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If you were shipping a package USPS Priority Mail and it weighed 1lb 0.4oz, would you...
A) round up to 1lb 1oz and eat the extra $2.26 shipping
B) round down to 1lb, save $2.26, and hope that it makes it there fine.
anyone ever just round down when it comes to shipping...any issues with delivery?
Posted at 10:22 pm Jan 20, 2010 EST
I believe packages are randomly weighed, so you might be fine, but if it were me I'd either adjust the package so I saved those 4 oz (use airpack packing materials, etc. if possible), or just pay the accurate postage. I'd be horrified if a buyer received a package with extra postage due, and that can happen. I also wouldn't want it returned to me, because then I'd probably have to pay all of the original postage PLUS the extra $2.26.
Posted at 10:26 pm Jan 20, 2010 EST
Or, would the item fit in either a flat rate envelope or small flat rate box? Then it doesn't matter if it's over 1lb. In my other shop I sell sets of stainless steel coasters that weigh about 2 lbs when packaged, but they are small enough to fit in a small flat rate box so I only pay $4.95
Posted at 10:27 pm Jan 20, 2010 EST