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Posted by franklin edwards on November 07, 2002 at 11:21:22:
In Reply to: Re: Small time breeders - how in the heck do you ship??? posted by beardievillage on November 06, 2002 at 17:23:20:
First do not use USPS. Doing this you'll be breaking federal laws and not just a shippers rules. UPS has now bought Mail Boxes Ect, or goto your local Ups and deliver there. The best thing to do is goto www.UPS.com and open an online acount. This will work the best for you because on overnight shipping pick up is free and you can have them come by when you need them to and they will also consider you verified. I hope this helps.
If you have a paypal account you can also set up a UPS account through them by clicking on the ship button, once someone pays you through them. www.paypal.com
:I use USPS without any problems. They accept most kinds of reptiles and from my experience have been reliable. They also are inexpensive at only $17 for up to 2 pounds.
::I breed yellow ackies, and am just selling my first two clutches. Having purchased many reptiles through the mail (UPS, USPS, Delta DASH etc) I never thought it would be that difficult to ship them out. First I tried UPS, only to find I needed to be a "verified shipper". No problem I figured, I'll just get set up as a verified shipper. Well it turns out you need to have a daily pick up account (no I don't need to poor UPS guy coming to my house every day) which costs $7-$16 a week. I have a clutch or two every other month, so using UPS is ridiculous.
::Next I figure I'll just shell out the big bucks (I'm picking up the shipping) and do Delta DASH. I call them and they say I can ship in 4-6 weeks after someone from the FAA comes and inspects my house. WHAT the heck is up with that? So I end up calling Delta PetFirst, who sends dogs and cats, and they are shipping my lizards for me, for 72 bucks.
::What is the small time breeder supposed to do? Do most of you use the post office and overnight stuff? I never thought it would be this difficult!