How Consolidation of Packages Works
Consolidation is a process where we take smaller packages and put them together into one bigger box.
The account holder selects a box; we recommend the USPS size limit (26”x13”x13”). Next, a shipping method must be selected. Shipito will then attempt to consolidate all selected packages into the box. If there are any extra items, we will automatically use another box, unless otherwise specified under “Advanced Options.”
When we see your request, we retrieve your packages and double-check that we have the correct ones. Depending on your request, we can remove all unnecessary packaging which might significantly lower the postage.
You have three options:
Keep the outer shipping box
Keep inner retail/product packaging
Remove all unnecessary packaging leaving only the item(s)
If you are planning on reselling the products, we recommend keeping the original product/retail packaging.
Once we consolidate, we measure the new package and weigh it again. We also take a photo of all the items being consolidated in order to ensure greater accuracy. If you would like more photos, please use the “Special Request” function.
You can find larger boxes under “Advanced Options” on the Consolidation page. You can also place a special request and we will pack your packages on a pallet. Please keep in mind that this might not be cheaper due to the weight and cost of the pallet. Always remember to check the shipping calculator beforehand.
If you are concerned about fragile items, you can always place a Special Request to add extra packaging material. There is also an option to keep fragile items in their original boxes.
We do not recommend consolidating packages bigger than the UPS limit of 26”x13”x13”. These larger packages have an increased risk of damage during shipping.
Please allow up to 1-2 business days for all consolidation requests to be processed.
2. BOXING OPTIONS
Standard Box Size: (This is set by default)
Your items will be packed in the smallest standard box, the box will be cut down if there is extra space and packing materials will be added to secure your items with the tightest fit. Packages which don't fit in the full consolidated box, can be selected to either be A) consolidated in another box or B) returned back to your mailbox
Custom Box Size
If you are shipping items which require a custom-made box, there will be a $5 USD surcharge to create a custom size box for your item. Items like guitars and golf clubs are examples of items which will need custom boxes. We do this to protect your items and comply with shipping regulations.
We don't recommend consolidating packages bigger than 26”x13”x13”. Larger packages have an increased risk of damage during shipping.
3. ADDITIONAL SERVICES OPTIONS
We provide additional options to be added to your consolidated (combined) package/s
Express consolidation processing $5.00 USD
Remove Invoice $1.00 USD
Remove Price Tags $1.00 USD
Extra Bubble Wrap $2.00 USD
Other Request $5.00 USD