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USPS shipping calculator: How to account for packaging weight on multiple items

    Dec 29 2016 05:39:53



    Join date : 2016-12-29      Posts : 3

    Hi, and thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide! :)

    I have a premium account, and am setting shipping up using the USPS calculator based on weight.

    What is the best way to deal with multiple products? I have searched the forum for help, and although I found at least one other similar post, there wasn't a reply that addressed the issue.

    If I put actual weight of products, shipping weight will be light, as packaging is not accounted for. If I put in weight based on product plus packaging, total weight will be heavy for multiple items.

    I know that some shipping calculators allow a field for entering packaging weight, but I do not see a place to do that in the USPS shipping set up.

    How should this be handled?

    Thanks!! :)

    Dec 30 2016 16:18:07



    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2987

    The only option I see other than the weight adjustment is to specify a flat percentage addition to the USPS calculation .

    Some shipping help documents are available at

    Jan 02 2017 02:02:09



    Join date : 2016-12-29      Posts : 3

    Thanks, Alan... I guess I'll need to think on this further... strange that there isn't a simple solution as I would think most every online merchant that ships physical goods must deal with this issue.