How to Estimate Shipping Costs on Etsy

After receiving an order, you can purchase a shipping label on Etsy. Sellers in the US can preview the cost to ship both domestic and international packages using our shipping calculator.

We negotiate discounts with USPS and Fedex, then pass along that savings when you buy domestic and international shipping labels. You can use the calculator to view these rates before or after receiving an order.

Using the shipping calculator can also be helpful for researching available shipping methods for your listings, setting prices for your listings, or for getting familiar with what services we support.

The rates shown through the shipping calculator on Etsy are for reference purposes only and may change. Prices are also shown during label purchase, and can be reviewed prior to confirming your purchase.

How to use Etsy’s shipping calculator

After you enter your package details, the calculator shows a comparison of retail prices and prices for USPS (including Global Postal Shipping) and FedEx on Etsy. Additional carriers may be added in the future.

To use the shipping calculator:

  1. Go to Shop Manager.
  2. Select Help from the menu.
  3. Select Estimate shipping costs.
  4. Choose between Domestic or International.
  5. Enter the required information for your package.
  6. Select See rates & discounts.

  • The postal code you’re shipping from
  • The postal code you’re shipping to
  • The package type
  • The package weight
  • The package dimensions (Length x Width x Height)

  • The postal code you’re shipping from
  • The destination country
  • The package weight
  • The package dimensions (Length x Width x Height).

When shipping internationally, be sure to check that the item you’re sending is able to be sent through the service you’re using. Here are some helpful links:

Why should I buy shipping labels on Etsy?

Using shipping labels on Etsy may provide benefits to you and your customers, including:

  • Helping your orders qualify for Etsy Purchase Protection—provided other coverage criteria are met—which covers you in the event that something goes wrong with an order that’s out of your control.

  • You won’t find better USPS domestic rates from any other third-party label provider.*

  • Etsy enters your buyers’ shipping info and sends tracking updates so you don’t have to.

*Claim based on currently published USPS mail class/service level rates and marketplace or contract rates purchased in the last 30 days from authorized USPS label resellers. Excluding differences due to USPS rate changes over time, or additional services.

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