Shipping to Japan?

  1. I just sold a handbag to a buyer in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto. I am trying to get a price quote for shipping to her, but am only coming up with $80-90 through UPS. Is it really that much to ship a 4 lbs package?
     
  2. From NYC area for a one pound package,
    usps.com says these are the rates: Global Express Guaranteed® Document Service more info about Global Express Guaranteed Document Service See Service Guide Before Mailing 1 - 3 Days $41.00
    Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Service more info about Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Service See Service Guide Before Mailing 1 - 3 Days
    Calculate Global Express Mail™ (EMS) more info about Global Express Mail (EMS) (Calculate Guaranteed Date) 3 - 5 Days $22.55
    Global Priority Mail - Flat-rate Envelope (Large) more info about Global Priority Mail - Flat-rate Envelope (Large) 4 - 6 Days $9.50
    Global Priority Mail - Flat-rate Envelope (Small) more info about Global Priority Mail - Flat-rate Envelope (Small) 4 - 6 Days $5.25
    Global Priority Mail - Variable Weight (Single) more info about Global Priority Mail - Variable Weight (Single) 4 - 6 Days $11.50
    Airmail Letter Post more info about Airmail Letter Post 4 - 7 Days $10.20
    Airmail Parcel Post more info about Airmail Parcel Post 4 - 10 Days $17.25
    Economy (Surface) Letter Post more info about Economy (Surface) Letter Post (Rate for pieces 16 ounces or less) 4 - 6 Weeks $4.25
    Economy (Surface) Parcel Post more info about Economy (Surface) Parcel Post (Rate for pieces 5 pounds or less) 4 - 6 Weeks $24.50
     
  3. TY! USPS is much cheaper than UPS.
     
  4. Yes, using FedEx or UPS is way more expensive that USPS.
     
  5. If you ship via the post office, you should use the EMS quote, because otherwise you won't have tracking.