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Shipping rates for packages will vary based on a number of factors.
Shipping rates for packages will vary based on a number of factors. (Image: Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Whether you are shipping a package for personal or business purposes, shipping rates will apply. The amount you can expect to pay for shipping a package will depend on a number of factors. These include the company you use for the service, the size and/or weight of the item and the destination. Shipping services afford you the ability to send a package almost anywhere in the world.

USPS

The United States Postal Service offers shipping services for packages. The USPS website allows you the priority flat rate option or a generic package selection where you fill in the specific information. For instance, a 20-pound package shipped from Los Angeles to Manhattan via Express Mail one-day service, costs around $110. If the contents fit into a Large Flat Rate Box, it will cost approximately $15 and arrive in New York in two days.

UPS

The United Parcel Service offers various rates on package shipping based on your desired delivery time. A 15-pound package shipped from Los Angeles to Chicago costs around $185 dollars sent via Next Day Air Early A.M. If you drop the package off before 5:30 p.m. on a Monday, it will arrive at the destination the next day by 8 a.m. The same package sent Next Day Air would arrive the next day by 10:30 a.m. and cost around $150. 2nd Day Air will cost around $93 and arrive by the end of the day Wednesday.

FedEx

A 10-pound package sent from Los Angeles to Miami will cost around $155 sent FedEx First Overnight. It will arrive the next day by 8 a.m. FedEx Priority Overnight service will cost around $119 and arrive the next day by 10:30 a.m. FedEx Standard Overnight service will arrive the next day by 3 p.m. and cost around $110. FedEx Express Saver will cost you around $51 and will arrive at the destination in three days by 7 p.m.

DHL

A five-pound package shipped internationally through DHL from Los Angeles to London will cost you around $220 for Express 9:00 service. It will arrive two days later by 9 a.m. London time. The same package sent via Express 12:00 service will arrive two days later by noon, and cost around $149. DHL Express Worldwide Service will deliver the package two days after drop-off by the end of the day, and cost around $138.

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