More often than not, we are asked which shipping method should I use for my mail in service gold and silver packages? Fret no more! Vermillion Enterprises has recommendations on shipping methods for your gold and silver valuables using our sell by mail, Mail in Services.
Don’t forget to check out: How to box your Mail in Service Package
Don’t forget your PACKING SLIP!
We recommend utilizing overnight services with signature confirmation. Doing so minimizes any risk to a lost package.
However, if you would still like to utilize shipping WITHOUT overnight services, not a problem. We understand! In which case, we recommend that you use FedEx or UPS only for any non-overnight services. You are guaranteed to track your valuables every step of the way.
Gold/Silver Shipping Methods
We have included the links to our recommended shipping method services.
In addition to it’s normal services, FedEx offers FedEx One Rate Shipping. With 12 convenient (and free) envelope/box options. Including overnight/next day services. You don’t have to spend time weighing packages to calculate your shipping costs. As long as your packages are under 50 lbs. and envelopes are under 10 lbs., you’re good to go. Don’t forget your PACKING SLIP!
|Select one of 12 free packaging options and order your complimentary packaging online.|
||Get your rates.|
|Sign into your account to create a shipping label with FedEx Ship Manager®. Or create a label without signing in using FedEx Ship Manager® Lite.|
|Choose FedEx One Rate when you enter your shipment details.|
|Pick whether your package needs to get there in 1, 2 or 3 days.|
|Finish creating the shipment and print your label.|
|Pack your shipment and put the label on it.|
|Drop off your package at one of 57,000 locations. Or schedule a pickup at your house or business for a small fee.|
Quickly get estimated shipping quotes for our global package delivery services. Provide the origin, destination, and weight of your shipment to compare service details then sort your results by time or cost to find the most cost-effective shipping service. Don’t forget your PACKING SLIP!
UPS offers a variety of options to ship your valuables. Including different Next Day Air services, offering discounts on the time of day it is delivered. You can calculate time and cost using their online form:
USPS offers a range of shipping methods. Their most popular being Priority Mail – If it fits, it ships® anywhere in the U.S. up to 70 lbs. Don’t forget your PACKING SLIP!
Priority Mail Express – Guaranteed Overnight.
Our fastest domestic shipping service, Priority Mail Express® delivers 7 days a week, 365 days a year (with limited exceptions). Overnight delivery is available to most U.S. addresses and PO Boxes™2 with a money-back guarantee1. With our free Flat Rate Envelopes, you don’t need to weigh shipments 70 lbs and under. Purchase Priority Mail Express postage and shipping labels at a Post Office™ location or online. Prices start at $26.35.
Priority Mail – Shipping in 1–3 Business Days.
Priority Mail® is our bestselling mail service. Domestic deliveries arrive in 1-3 business days3 depending on where your package starts and where it’s going. Tracking and insurance are included, shipping boxes and envelopes are free, and with Priority Mail Flat Rate®, you don’t need to weigh shipments 70 lbs and under. Purchase Priority Mail postage and shipping labels at a Post Office or online. Prices start at $7.50.
First-Class Mail – Mail in 1–3 Business Days.
First-Class Mail® is an affordable mail service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes weighing up to 3.5 oz and large envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 oz with delivery in 3 business days or less. From $0.55 at a Post Office.
Media Mail – Shipping in 2–8 Business Days
Media Mail® is a cost-effective way to send media and educational materials. This service has restrictions on the type of media that can be sent. Prices start at $2.80 at a Post Office.
USPS Retail Ground – Shipping in 2–8 Business Days
Retail Ground® is a reliable and economical way to ship5 less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages. Prices start $7.50 at a Post Office.
Using Retail Ground
- Includes USPS Tracking®
- Good for packages too large for Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail delivery
- Only available at USPS Post Offices
- Weight, Size, & Shape Requirements
- Retail Ground ships packages up to 70 lbs and up to 130 inches in combined length and girth.
- Dimensional (DIM) weight rates apply to large, lightweight packages that are shipped to Zones 1-9. DIM weight = Length x Width x Height ÷ 166
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know! We are happy to assist in any way we can.