Shipito Services and Prices
Shipito can help you ship packages from U.S.A. to any country in the world. We can also purchase products in U.S. shops on your behalf if, for example, a store does not accept international credit cards.
The following are our two shipping service plans for forwarding packages:
Check our low shipping rates on our Shipping Calculator.
|Per package fee
on Virtual Mailbox
|Service plan||INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES||VIRTUAL MAILBOX|
|Monthly fee||$0||$10/month or $50/year|
|Processing fee per package||$8.50||$2.50|
|Fast mail out – magazine or letter
(fast mailout option)*
|Consolidation fee||N/A||$2 per package|
|FedEx, DHL, TNT discounts||YES||YES|
|FedEx, DHL, TNT MPS discount||YES||YES|
|Free Storage||90 days||90 days|
|Storage size limit**||One package
at the time
|18 cubic feet
* Fast mail out is available only in Torrance, CA, Tualatin, OR, and Minden, NV locations. Fast mail out default weights for calculating postage: letter 0.25 lbs, magazine 0.7 lbs
** 18 cubic feet is enough space to fit three huge 36″ x 17″ x 17″ boxes (or many more smaller boxes). If you store packages in Oregon warehouse you get double capacity for your virtual mailbox. Nevada warehouse is offering four times more capacity for virtual mailbox and longer storage (180 days).
Individual package – $8.50 fee per package – No monthly fee
Shop online and have the package(s) sent to our address. We will forward individual packages to you. Each package is sent to you exactly as they come.
How it works
- You will pay for each individual package we receive and forward to you. The cost is $8.50 per package plus postage.
- You can always log in to your account and select the shipping method for each package. Actual postage will be recalculated instantly.
- Your account will show you the actual amount of your deposit. This is where you can also fill out the customs declaration for each package (value, description of goods, etc.).
- Whenever we get a new package, we will send you an email notification and you will see the package listed on your account.
- We can try to make a package smaller to fit USPS size limits. Use Special Request on your account for that.
- Storage is limited to just one package at the time in your mailbox. If you want to receive more than one package at the same time you need to upgrade to VIRTUAL MAILBOX.
- INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE plan does NOT offer consolidation of packages (merging several packages into one bigger package). Please select VIRTUAL MAILBOX service if you need consolidation.
VIRTUAL MAILBOX – only $50/year or $10/month
Virtual mailbox allows you to save on postage due to the consolidation feature. We will consolidate packages for larger shipments. For example: instead of mailing three packages, we will put them all in a larger box and ship them as one package. Consolidation is the biggest secret how to save substantial amount of money.
See the example below:
How VIRTUAL MAILBOX works
- You can send each package individually or consolidated (packed together).
- You can always log in to your account and select shipping method. Actual postage will be recalculated instantly.
- Your account will show you the actual amount of your deposit. This is where to fill out customs declaration for each package (value, description of goods, etc.).
- Whenever we get a new package, we will send you an email notification and you will see the package listed in your account.
- All packages are stored for free for 90 days after we receive them. If the package is not sent in the time limit of 90 days we will liquidate it.
- Once you consolidate several packages you need to select it for mail out within 3 days otherwise storage fees are charged.
- Storage is limited to 18 cubic feet. It is enough space to fit three huge 36″x17″x17” boxes (or many more smaller boxes). You can pay for additional space if you need it. If you go over the size of the mailbox you get charged $1 per day for each additional 18 cubic feet of storage space used.
If the VIRTUAL MAILBOX volume (three boxes as you can see on the picture) is not enough you can double the size of your virtual mailbox for just $25 per month.
We offer 2 VIRTUAL MAILBOX plans
- $10 per month. You can downgrade anytime you want. Monthly box is automatically renewed from your deposit. Click on downgrade if you do not wish to renew.
- $50 per year. This option will give you huge discount if you know you will be shipping more.
Heavy package surcharge
Extra surcharge for heavy packages over 30 pounds is $10, over 70 pounds – $20, over 100 pounds – $30 and over 150 pounds – $50. Overweight fee is charged even if the package is trashed.
We use combination of shipping carriers insurance and our insurance to cover packages in our warehouses and during shipping. Some shipping methods do not offer shipping insurance and we do not recommend selecting them unless you ship low or no value items. The insurance cost is shown in our shipping calculator. It covers both the warehouse storage insurance and shipping insurance charged by shipping carrier. See more details here.
Sometimes customer need us to prepare pallet or unload/load bigger shipment. Our fee for preparing pallet is $50 (including pallet cost). Loading and unloading is charged by rate $25 per hour.
Postage shipping cost also includes 4.3% banking fee, which can be returned if you pay us by wire transfer (bank transfer). You will see break down of all fees on each package.
Why we are different?
Read more about Shipito in About Us section. Check photos of our warehouses in our blog. We even put discussion forum on our website so customers can complain publicly if they don’t like something.;-). We listen and we constantly make improvements. More info about us or read why we are so inexpensive.