In the United States, you might pay $100 for a package of 2.5 lbs, but that price would likely be much higher for international shipments, particularly if you are shipping a package from China, Australia, or elsewhere.
In Canada, you can buy a $25 package of 12 lbs, while a package weighing 2.3 lbs.
in Canada would cost you $100 in the US.
While shipping is expensive for some, it’s even more so for others.
It costs money to ship things from Canada to the United Kingdom.
And it costs money in the United State.
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2015, the average cost of a domestic domestic package was $22.26, while it was $46.40 for a international package.
That means a Canadian package that weighs 4.3 pounds would cost $44.80 in the U.S. But a package that weights 4.6 pounds and measures 13 inches would cost just $16.70.
That’s a difference of $26.70!
It’s an enormous difference, and it’s not even that big if you consider the average shipping cost in the UK.
The average cost in Great Britain is $13.20, while the average in the EU is $9.30.
In the United states, the difference between the cost of shipping a 1-pound package from Canada (and, for that matter, the cost for the same package of goods that weigh more) to the UK and the UK to the US (and back) is $25.80.
That is a difference in shipping that is nearly $30,000.
In a nutshell, it means that, even if you order a lot of items in the mail, the price of shipping them overseas is far higher in the States than in the rest of the world.