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Old April 16, 2020, 23:14   #1
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How to ship ammo???

Hey strangers! Still kicking around here!

Got a question for you guys... How do you go about shipping ammo? Been talking with a guy who lives out of state and he wants to buy some ammo from me that I have stocked up. From what I can see, USPS is a no no. Is this true?

From what I can see that UPS and FedEx are ok to ship through but their prices are outrageous!

How are you guys shipping and buying ammo online?
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Old April 16, 2020, 23:47   #2
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USPS is for FFL 01 or greater. No C&R.

It’s pricey going with the other guys, but that’s what I do.

Fyi, this should be posted in the discussion forum. Good luck!
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Old April 16, 2020, 23:55   #3
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i agree that this topic is in the wrong subforum, but I'll add that I discovered the hard way:

Currently UPS is not accepting ammo for shipment at any of the contracted shipping locations or the UPS store (they used to!); you have to take it to a UPS Customer Center. Also, it doesn't seem to qualify for Simple Rate (flat rate) shipping, so you haveto pay ground price, which is not cheap.
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Old April 17, 2020, 00:06   #4
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Ok thanks guys. Sorry about the wrong forum.
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Old April 17, 2020, 06:50   #5
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USPS is for FFL 01 or greater. No C&R.

It’s pricey going with the other guys, but that’s what I do.

Fyi, this should be posted in the discussion forum. Good luck!
The only thing an FFL can ship USPS that we can't is handguns.

No one can send loaded ammo USPS.


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Old April 17, 2020, 07:24   #6
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NO!! Ammo cannot go USPS period. It must go ground, which is the reason you cannot ship ammo to AK or HI for any reason without going through a specialized hazmat transporter which is very expensive. You can ship ammo Fed Ex or UPS Ground. It must be in it's original or secure containers. It is heavy and tends to self destruct whatever box you put it in, so double box with stiffeners such as extra cardboard liners. Tape is your friend. If you go through a hub, be prepared to spend a lot. If you have an account, it will be less painful.

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I havent shipped any ammo in a hand full of years, but it was always at an actual UPS hub and required an ORMD sticker.
I'd also ask for adult delivery signature or maybe safer, a photo copy of their drivers license before hand, at least with todays environment....
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I only buy ammo from retailers who offer free shipping. Shipping prices are stupidly expensive and I refuse to pay them.
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Thanks guys... Oh yeah I am going to be sure to ask for an adult signature. Of all the things I have ever sold... The only time I got burned was when I didn't have a tracking number on a USGI vest i sold a few years ago. Buyer said I never sent it...

I was trying to get the online UPS page working but it says I already have an account with the user name I just entered... but wont let me enter. I'll try and get it working again and see what it does this morning.
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Ammo shipments need to have ORMD stickers on them too.
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Old April 19, 2020, 08:11   #11
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Unless you have commercial account, to pay for UPS ammo shipping, you’re gonna have to suck the UPS man’s dick after he gets done plugging your ass.

Not worth it for me.

But I won’t judge.
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Old April 19, 2020, 12:17   #12
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Unless you have commercial account, to pay for UPS ammo shipping, you’re gonna have to suck the UPS man’s dick after he gets done plugging your ass.

Not worth it for me.

But I won’t judge.
Yeah, shipping rates are outrageous! I am just going to do a face to face ad here soon.

Thanks Gazz... that was the only rule that I did know about. I wasn't aware that you can't ship via USPS as their flat rate boxes are convenient for shipping these heavier items.

Thanks everyone for the advise.
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Unless they changed something,,you can simply set up a cash account at the hub for the cheaper account rates.
Once your in their computer, your good to go.
IIRC, it took all of about 10min to do that when I was in IL and shipping UPS often.
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Unless they changed something,,you can simply set up a cash account at the hub for the cheaper account rates.
Once your in their computer, your good to go.
IIRC, it took all of about 10min to do that when I was in IL and shipping UPS often.
That’s very helpful.

I’ll explore that next time this happens.

Is there an official UPS category or lingo for “cash account.”
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Old April 19, 2020, 17:12   #15
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That’s very helpful.

I’ll explore that next time this happens.

Is there an official UPS category or lingo for “cash account.”
Set up your account here:

https://www.ups.com/ship/guided/orig...etup&WT.srch=1
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