SHIPPING TIPS FOR INDIAN CLOTHING
Shipping your Indian Sarees, Lehengas and Indian costume jewelry can be confusing with all the different providers (USPS, FEDEX, UPS) and modes of transportation (express, priority, ground). We recommend giving buyers an option on how quickly they want their items delivered (‘express’ 2-3 days vs. ‘ground’ 3-7 days). Our shipping tips will help you accurately estimate costs that you will have to input during our Post A Sale process. Please ensure you take into account the cost of a tracking number or delivery confirmation (required for our payment processing).
We recommend that sellers use USPS for all their shipping needs. Advantages of USPS include:
Easy packaging with their flat rate boxes (boxes are free!)
Free delivery confirmation if bought online ($.70 at the store)
We have provided a shipping calculator link to USPS, FEDEX and UPS. Below are approximate weights for South Asian clothing and jewelry (which is essential for the shipping calculators).
Clothing Shipping Options and Weights
Depending on the seller’s zip code, in most cases the Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate boxes from USPS will be the best option (a majority of the clothing will fit in that box size unless you are selling an extremely heavy outfit).
Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box Pricing (considered “Express” under DW shipping) – free boxes at the store
Online: $10.85 (includes free delivery confirmation when added as an Extra Service)
In Store: $11.35 (plus $.70 for delivery confirmation)
Weight Limit: None
Clothing Approximate Weights
Lehenga/Choli: Heavy: 3-4 lbs, Medium: 2-3 lbs, Light: 1-2 lbs
Sari: 1-2 lbs
Salwar Kameez: 1-2 lbs
Kurta Pajama: 2 lbs
Indian Jewelry Shipping Options and Weights
In most cases, the ‘ground’ method or First Class Mail Package from USPS is the best pricing for jewelry (due to the weight). First class mail package is limited to 13 ounces (in most cases jewelry never reaches that weight).
First Class Mail Package Pricing (considered “Ground” under DW shipping) – need your own box/packaging
In Store: $1.40-$2.25 (plus $.80 for delivery confirmation)
Online: No online option exists for this method
Weight Limit: 13 ounces
Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box Pricing (considered “Express” under DW shipping) – free boxes at the stores
Online: $5.15 (includes free delivery confirmation when added as an Extra Service)
In Store: $5.35 (plus $.70 for delivery confirmation)
Weight Limit: None
Indian Jewelry Approximate Weights
Necklace & Earrings: 4-5 oz.
Earrings: 1-2 oz.
Bracelets: 3 oz.