Frequently Asked Questions
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Dimensional weight is the weight that is calculated based on the length, width, and height of the box. Shipping carriers use the dimensional weight to accurately charge shipping costs for boxes that are over-sized.
Depending on the shipping carrier a dim factor of anywhere between 139 - 200 is usually used to calculate this dimensional weight. Here is an example of how this would be calculated.
Box dimensions ( L x W x H): 14 in x 12 in x 10 in = 1,680
1,680 / 139 = 12.1
So in this example the dimensional weight of this box would be 13 lbs; since shipping carriers always round up to the nearest pound.
The shipping rates that are listed on Parcelbound do not include any customs or duty taxes.
Depending on your country there may be an additional charges that are due once the shipment arrives; please check with your custom's office to learn more about fees that may be charged on any imports.
We use a variety of different shipping carriers like DHL, USPS, FedEx, and other methods of shipment that we have built over time within our shipping network.
When selecting which shipping carrier to use; the Parcelbound website takes into consideration each shipping carrier's delivery times & price, and we select the best preferred shipping carrier to use for each of your shipments.
You can visit our shipping methods page to see our current shipping carriers.
You can view our international shipping rates by using our custom built shipping calculator that will tell show you Parcelbound's shipping prices.
You simply have to first select the country where the shipment will be sent to. Once you select the country, simply enter in the weight and dimensions of the shipment; which will then show you what the shipping costs will be.
The consolidation service is only offered to our Platinum members!
Depending on what type of shipping schedule (e.g. hold, weekly, every two weeks, monthly, automatic) you set; we take all the items that have arrived during this time and consolidate these items into as few boxes as possible. We try to get these items to all fit in to one box, but if this is not possible we will use a multiple boxes.
Note: After boxes have been consolidated, they can no longer be consolidated again!
We receive a high volume of packages throughout the day; depending on the number of parcels we receive there may be a delay in your parcel being checked-in to our system/warehouse.
Delays in sorting your package can also happen if all the information we require on packages is missing from your shipping address, so please make sure to always include the following on all packages sent to your Parcelbound USA shipping address
- The -RRD.PB text added after your last name
- The #102 added after the provided street name
- Your Parcelbound issued suite number
NOTE: If a package is missing, we are NOT able to submit a claim with our insurance company if any of the above information that is required is missing from the "shipping address" section, so make sure before placing any orders online that all the information in bold above is included within your shipping address.
However, if the above information is included on your packages; please note that your parcel is secure in our warehouse, but just has not been sorted/processed through our check-in department yet.
When we consolidate items we always strive to get all items into 1 box; however there are circumstances when dealing with oversize items or other scenarios where it is not feasible to get all items into 1 large box.
The consolidation will be done based on getting as many items into as few boxes as possible; which could mean that there can still be multiple boxes after the consolidation process.
When the weight of shipments are taken they are always rounded up to the nearest weight. The reason this is done is because shipping carrier always round up the weight of any shipments being sent and we are invoiced for that weight and not the actual/exact shipping weight.
For example, if a shipment weight was 6.2 lbs it would be rounded up to 7 lbs.
No, sorry we do NOT offer shipping services for rental membership service websites like Netflix, Blockbuster, Gamefly.
Due to the complexity of having to ship and then send back each media item this is a service that is something that we do not offer.
A shipment is considered oversized when it is either over 150 lbs or has a length over 48 inches.
If a shipment meets this criteria a $50 oversize service fee will be applied to your shipment.
As a Platinum member, if you use your Ship Selected button to send multiple shipments to be consolidated as long as your consolidation request has not been processed you can simply cancel your consolidation request and wait until new shipments arrive and then submit a new Ship Selected button consolidation request.
Note: However, once multiple shipments have been consolidated you can no longer re-consolidate this shipment with new shipments because the shipment has already begun to be processed.
With shipping carriers like FedEx, DHL, UPS we are not able to ship to PO Box addresses; please update your international address book to have a valid street address where shipments can be sent to.
Depending on the shipping carrier you select you will be able to see if shipping insurance is offered by that shipping carrier under your account and also on the international shipping calculator page. Most of the time shipping insurance is available, however, for shipping carriers that don't offer insurance we recommend not shipping high value items with these types of shipping carriers.
If shipping insurance is offered; we insure all items up to $100 USD for FREE. However, if the total declared value of the shipment is greater than $100 USD we charge customers $1.50 USD for each additional $100 USD of coverage.
Please note items will only be insured based on what the total declared value of the shipment is!
Customers who belong to our "Silver" membership plan can submit a shipment request for each box they have listed under their My Inventory account page.
If you would like to be able to consolidate boxes into as few boxes as possible you can upgrade your account to our "Platinum" membership plan by going under your "My Settings > Membership Plan" account page.
Customers who belong to our "Platinum" membership plan have complete control over their "shipping schedule", and can set their account to process shipments Weekly, Every Two Weeks, Monthly, or even HOLD shipments to allow them to wait for future shipments to arrive and then submit a consolidation ship request.
Under your "Shipping Options" account page you have full control on what shipping carrier you would like to use on all future shipments, you can enable/disable insurance on all shipments, your shipping schedule, and other valuable shipping options you can control.
We receive a lot of USA website orders daily. When a USA website order tracking number shows that your order has been delivered this means that your order is within the Parcelbound warehouse.
However, depending on the number of shipments we receive your items will be checked in to your account in the order they are received. Please note your order is secure within our warehouse but has not been checked in to your account due to the other shipments that were received before your order.
Please allow enough time for our Warehouse Team to check in your order after it has been delivered.
No, the services we provide is to mainly ship packages internationally.
Shipping to other existing USA shipping addresses is not allowed, with the only exception being, if we are NOT able to ship the package/item you purchased internationally. This policy also applies to sending packages to our competitor USA addresses as well.
If you already own an existing USA shipping address all package shipments should be sent directly to this USA address instead of your Parcelbound issued USA shipping address.
If you do not want to ship your packages internationally, then we are able to return the packages to the seller based on their return policy. Please note, that if a "pre-paid" return shipping label is provided by the seller we charge a $7.50 USD "return processing" fee per each package that needs to be returned. If a "pre-paid" return shipping label is not provided by the seller you may simply submit a shipping request to send this package back to the USA seller.
Yes, if the USA seller still allows you to return your package for a refund you have the following two options that you can use for this.
Option # 1:
If the USA seller provides you with a "pre-paid" return shipping label, we charge $7.50 USD per each package return.
Option # 2:
If the USA seller does NOT provide you with a "pre-paid" return shipping label, then you can simply submit a shipment request to the USA address that the seller provides you with.
If the items your ordered are prohibited from being shipped internationally you have the following options you can use for this.
Option # 1:
If the USA seller allows you to return this item we can simply return this item back to the USA seller, read more details about this process in this "return to seller" link.
Option # 2:
We can ship these items to a different USA adddress.
Option # 3:
We can discard these items from your account.
Yes, if there is any request that is made outside of the current listed services we offer, customers will incur a $7.00 USD "special request" fee charge.
Each special request varies, so this only applies if we are able to complete the special request that is made successfully. If we are not able to do the special request then your account will not be charged.