What does it cost to ship a non-Flat Rate box?
These are the prices of the flat rate boxes and their dimensions,and pictures . #1 is used most often.#3 is used to ship magazines.if you are mailing non-flat rate boxes. its about $2.00 a lb. and if the weight is less then 15 lbs you pay more. over 65 lbs you pay closer to the poundage.but your boxes cannot be over 70 lbs. and to be on the safe. keep it under 68 lbs.but remember the Post Office rates change like the weather. so you can go to www.usps.com to keep track of changes.
and this is an updated list of items not to send.most are common sense!! but with Iraq the DPO is very different and not something we usually understand. the DPO is the "Diplomatic Post Office" they make their own rules and if it doesn't fit in their pouch they will send back .and please make sure no loose caps. on items. and the following are what they list as "no no's"
PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST FOR MAIL DESTINED TO
1. weapons,components of weapons and items that resemble weapons ,knives,slingshots,toy guns.etc
2. IMPLEMENTS OF WAR(HELMETS,BODY ARMOR,FLAK VESTS,HOLSTERS ETC(GO FIGURE)
5. Hazmat labeled packages
6.lithium batteries,must be installed in equipment,
8.gases/aerosol/cylinders (NO HAIR SPRAYS,SHAVING CREAMS IN CANS,NOTHING LIKE THAT)
9.leakers,powder or liquids. be very careful about this as they will send it back to you.
10. dense objects( items that cant be viewed by x-ray screening) its better not to send anything in cans as they will send it back.
11. Aerosol cans,must be gels
12. Make sure liquids and powders are tightly sealed
13. No pork products
14. No utility knives
Weight, Size, & Shape Requirements:
*Maximum weight is 68 lbs.
*Maximum weight for Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and small
Flat Rate Boxes is 4 lbs.
*Maximum weight for medium and large Priority Mail International Flat Rate Boxes is 20 lbs.
*Some countries have lower weight restrictions.
*When Sealing a Flat Rate Envelope or Box, the container flaps must be able to close within the normal flaps.
Military & Diplomatic Mail:
Special APO/FPO/DPO Supplies, Boxes and Forms
You can ship care packages to military addresses at domestic prices, even if you're sending mail overseas.
USPS Provides free military shipping kits, help with custom forms, military address tips, shipping restrictions lists by country, and free package pickup when your shipment is ready to go.
NOW THIS WILL CHANGE AGAIN AS IT DID IN 2004-2005 BUT BECAUSE TROOPS WERE PULLED OUT IN 2008 ,AND NOW THEY ARE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN .THIS IS FOR IRAQ. THE OTHER COUNTRIES DON'T HAVE THE SAME LIST FROM DPO. AS IT WOULD BE MOSTLY THE APO. MILITARY.