Postal Consolidation

You can select on your SpainBOX account that you want your package to be consolidated. When we receive your request, we retrieve your packages and double-check that we have the correct ones.

We will try to consolidate all packages in one box. If that is not possible we automatically use another box (unless you select to return extra packages back in your mailbox under Advanced options on consolidation page).

Depending on your request, we can remove all unnecessary packaging. That might significantly lower the postage (package becomes smaller and lighter).

 

3 packages to Australia Total Postage: 155.12 €
repacked into 1 package Total Postage after consolidation: 79.9 €
TOTALSAVINGS: 75.22 € (51%)

There are three options available:
For example retailer sends a pair of shoes packed in the nice retail/product box which is placed in bigger box for shipping. 

  • Keep outside box (we will consolidate the box as received)
  • Keep retail packaging (outside box is thrown away, shoe box stays)
  • Remove all unnecessary packaging (shoe box is thrown away, only shoes are packed)

Once we consolidate we measure the new package and weigh it again. We will consolidate all selected boxes to selected size box or smaller. If some your boxes don’t fit in the selected box size we will put them in another box.

Once the package is consolidated it has to be mailed out in three days (otherwise storage fees apply). If you really need to consolidate already consolidated package we can do it (consolidation fee is charged again), but we rather prefer to mail it out.

SpainBOX doesn’t recommend consolidation of packages bigger than 26″x13″x13″ UPS limit. Big and heavy packages increase risk of damages during shipping.

If you are concerned about fragile items please place a Special request so we can add extra packaging material. We can also keep fragile items in original boxes (for extra layer of protection). Please let us know that in special request on consolidation page.

We also offer option to take photos of items which are consolidated in the box. That gives you an additional check if all items were placed in the box. The cost is 5€ per consolidated box. The photos are not a showcase of products (as regular photos on special request). They rather show what was put in the box for an additional control.

For example new package is received in our warehouse and you want to check if all items were send by the seller. Please use special request for taking photos. Later when you consolidate the box with others we can take pictures of all items consolidated (consolidation photos request).

UPS weight limits

UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages that you send with all UPS services. The restrictions below only pertain to individual packages. There are no limits to the total weight of your shipment or the total number of packages in your shipment.

  • Packages can be up to 150 lbs (70 kg)
  • Packages can be up to 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined
  • Packages can be up to 108 inches (270 cm) in length
  • Packages that weigh more than 70 lbs
  • Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations

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