How and where can I donate tangible items to Jamaica?
Handoff Your Donations If you are a local on the Eastern Coast of South Florida and would like to hand over your donations to a team member, send us an email at email@example.com. Please be sure to include the following items in your email.
Organization or corporation (if any)
Pick-up location and address (a pickup time will be determined between both parties)
Type of donations and quantity (Ex: I would like to donate school supplies to Treasure Our Youth which contains 50 notebooks, 20 packs of pencils, and 100 folders.)
Estimated size or bulk (Ex: I have about 3 large containers filled with school supplies ready for pickup.)
Mail Your Donations If you are looking to donate tangible products to Jamaica, you may mail or ship your gifts to our location at 5210 Tyler Street, Hollywood, FL 33021, USA.
Useful Tips When Donating Heavy Shipments UPS, FedEx, and USPS all use Dimensional (DIM) factors to determine the DIM weight of oversized packages. Dimensional or DIM weight pricing is a formula that carriers use to determine the cost to ship a package.
If you are shipping an oversized package, DIM weight can increase your shipping charges. When a box weighs 10 pounds but the DIM weight comes out to 15 pounds, you’ll be charged for shipping 15 pounds. If the DIM weight is less than the actual weight of your package, the shipping cost is based on the actual weight.
How to reduce DIM weight charges There are several ways to reduce dimensional weight charges, however:
Packaging. Filling small products up in boxes that are too large can lead to extra shipping costs. Pack your donations in the smallest possible box(es) to securely ship it. Review your packaging for ways to box your items more efficiently. Some large products may be cheaper to ship if you ship them disassembled.
DIM factor. If you are donating a high-volume shipment, you may be able to negotiate lower shipping rates. You can also negotiate your DIM factor. A higher DIM factor will lower your DIM weight charges.
Ship by USPS. The US Postal Service has a DIM factor of 166. FedEx and UPS both use a DIM factor of 139 for commercial shipping accounts. A 50-pound package with dimensions of 24” x 24” x 30” would lead to DIM weight pricing at 125 pounds for FedEx and UPS. USPS would only charge you for 105 pounds. However, even with the higher DIM weight, UPS and FedEx would charge less to ship this oversized package to Zones 5 through 8. USPS is a better deal in Zones 2 through 4. To see how DIM weight pricing compares for different carriers, use Red Stag Fulfillment’s DIM weight calculator.
For even heavier items, try UPS Ground. The service accepts packages that weigh up to 150 pounds. For very large and heavy items such as furniture, FedEx Freight might save you money on shipping. Heavy products need to ship in stronger cardboard boxes to stay secure in transit. This can add extra weight and extra cost. You can save by palletizing and shipping products in bulk to a pickup location. This can either be at your brick-and-mortar store or a third-party receiving location.
Rheude, Jake. “The Cheapest Way to Ship Large and Oversized Packages.” Red Stag Fulfillment, April 21, 2021.