How much does it cost you to ship out your hatching eggs?

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  1. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me how much it costs you to ship out your hatching eggs- and how do people pay you?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Looking at my reciepts it averages between 12 and 14 dollars (including delivery confirmation) to ship a dozen eggs. They pay me by paypal.
     
  3. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it hard to get set up with paypal? 12-14 dollars sounds like a lot
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It depends on where they are going, how many eggs are in the box, what type of box you use, and how you pack them.

    I've been mostly sending out quail eggs this summer, all my chickens are broody it seems. For up to 40 button quail eggs (like I ever have that many!) or up to 20 coturnix eggs it's usually $5 for shipping with free DC# through online ship and click.

    I would say the average cost of shipping I've paid would be $7 or $8, but there are some that have been as much as $15, though not many.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No, it's not hard to get set up with paypal, but it can take a couple of days.

    I live in the center of the country so it pretty much costs me the same no matter which direction I ship.

    I came up with that figure by looking thru my Post Office reciepts so that is straight shipping and confirmation number...nothing for my packing supplies which don't come cheap.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:It seems to me that shipping to someone in your area costs me about the same as it does to ship to CA or WA, so I think, for some reason, the rates are just higher in the Great Plains region [​IMG]
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:It seems to me that shipping to someone in your area costs me about the same as it does to ship to CA or WA, so I think, for some reason, the rates are just higher in the Great Plains region [​IMG]

    I don't know how they decide price.

    Here's some examples from some of my reciepts (for 12+ eggs):

    New York 12.60
    Washington State 13.60
    oklahoma 8.40
    Maryland 14.40
    Maine 13.60
    georgia 11.50

    it cost me 10.60 to mail 7 eggs to Washinton state last week
     
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  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:It seems to me that shipping to someone in your area costs me about the same as it does to ship to CA or WA, so I think, for some reason, the rates are just higher in the Great Plains region [​IMG]

    I don't know how they decide price.

    Here's some examples from some of my reciepts (for 12+ eggs):

    New York 12.60
    Washington State 13.60
    oklahoma 8.40
    Maryland 14.40
    Maine 13.60
    georgia 11.50

    it cost me 10.60 to mail 7 eggs to Washinton state last week

    That's crazy. I sent 100 quail eggs to one of the carolinas (I think) and the shipping was $8 [​IMG]
     

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