Shipping Labels, Rates & Policy Guide (U.S.)

Purchasing Shipping Labels

How to Cancel / Void a Shipping Label

USPS First Class International Shipping Rates

US International Shipping Policies Guide

 

Purchasing Shipping Labels  

Sellers based in the US can buy postage from the USPS and print shipping labels directly through the Discogs website.

To purchase domestic or international postage for an order you have received:

  1. Navigate to the order page for which you would like to purchase postage.
  2. Click the blue "Buy Shipping Label" button.
  3. Complete the information on the Purchase a Shipping Label page, then click the green "Confirm Details & Select Shipping" button.
  4. Use your printer to create the shipping label.
  5. Once the shipping label is paid for and printed, all you need to do is affix it to the order packaging, then schedule a postal pickup or deposit it in a USPS dropbox.

You can review and manage shipping labels that you have purchased through Discogs by going to an order page and clicking the "View Or Cancel Shipping Labels" button.

The following service options are available from USPS:

  • USPS Media Mail
  • USPS Parcel Select Ground 
  • USPS Priority Mail
  • USPS Priority Mail Express
  • USPS First Class Package Intl
  • USPS Priority Mail Express Intl 
  • USPS Priority Mail Intl  

How to Cancel / Void a Shipping Label 

If you need to cancel postage that you have already paid for through the site, follow these steps to receive your refund: 

  1. Navigate to the My Labels page.

  2. Then, from the Shipping Label panel, click the "Cancel/Refund" link.

Note that a refund will not be given if either:

  • It’s been more than 35 days since you purchased the postage. Shipping labels will be automatically canceled after 35 days of no use.

  • The label was scanned by USPS for delivery.

USPS First Class International Shipping Rates 

Shipping rates are subject to change, so please check back often for updates.

 

Price Group  Up to 8 oz.   Up to 32 oz.  Up to 48 oz.   Up to 64 oz.
 1 $7.28  $11.88  $18.77  $27.96 
 2  $9.00  $15.90  $24.32  $35.04 
 3  $10.53  $17.43  $25.85  $38.87 
 4  $10.15  $17.04  $27.00  $43.85 
 5  $10.35  $17.24  $26.43  $37.92 
 6  $10.15  $17.04  $25.46  $40.78 
 7  $10.15  $17.04  $25.46  $43.85 
 8  $9.96  $16.85  $23.74  $39.06 
 9  $10.35  $17.24  $25.66  $37.92 
 Average Savings Per Shipment*  $2.22
to $3.72 

$3.32
to $6.26 

 $5.22
to $9.75 
$7.43
to $15.66 

For help setting up your international shipping policies, see our policy guide below for the top 50 international destinations from the U.S.

*Savings will vary between the ranges provided depending on if the rates you get from USPS are retail or commercial and to which group you are shipping.

US First Class International Shipping Policies Guide 

Below, you will find shipping policies guides for the top 50 destinations for U.S.  International shipments via USPS First Class mail. You can set your policies to match for all of these countries or just the ones you want to ship to. See our list of first class international rates. Visit our blog for more about how to set up shipping policies. You can also watch a recorded webinar to learn more.

  • Group 1 - Canada
  • Group 2 - Mexico
  • Group 3 - Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea
  • Group 4 - Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, and Ukraine
  • Group 5 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Switzerland
  • Group 6 - Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan 
  • Group 7 - South Africa 
  • Group 8 - United Arab Emirates
  • Group 9 - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay

Policy Notes

  • Suggested rates do not add for handling expenses. If you wish to apply a markup, you will need to add the desired amount to each rate.
  • Order subtotal is set to $0. Only add a value here if you wish to not use shipping policies on orders below a certain value.
  • Default days to ship is 1. Adjust as necessary for your own handling time. Keep in mind that buyers appreciate the fastest turnaround possible.
  • Default days to deliver is based on guidance from USPS documents. Information was not available for every country. In some cases, we have not provided an estimate.

Canada

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is available for countries highlighted in green. 

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Canada

 Popular Destinations

 

Mexico

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is available for countries highlighted in green.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Mexico

 Entire World → Americas → Central America

 

Group 3

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is available for countries highlighted in green.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Australia  Popular Destinations
 China  Entire World → Asia → Western Asia
 Hong Kong  Entire World → Asia → Eastern Asia
 Japan  Popular Destinations
 South Korea  Entire World → Asia → Eastern Asia

 

Group 4

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is available for countries highlighted in green.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Bulgaria  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Croatia  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Czech Republic  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Estonia  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Hungary  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Latvia  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Poland  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Romania  Popular Destinations → European Union
 Russian Federation  Popular Destinations
 Ukraine  Entire World → Europe → Eastern Europe

 

Group 5

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is available for highlighted countries. Italy can take up to 12-15 days.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Austria   Popular Destinations -> European Union
 Belgium  Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Denmark   Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Finland   Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 France   Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Germany   Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Greece   Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Ireland   Popular Destinations -> European Union
 Israel  Entire World -> Asia -> Western Asia
 Italy   Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Netherlands  Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Norway  Entire World -> Europe -> Northern Europe
 Portugal  Popular Destinations -> European Union
 Slovak Republic  Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Spain  Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Sweden  Popular Destinations -> European Union 
 Switzerland  Popular Destinations
 United Kingdom  Popular Destinations -> European Union

 

Group 6

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is available for highlighted countries.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Indonesia   Entire World -> Asia -> South-Eastern Asia
 Malaysia   Entire World -> Asia -> South-Eastern Asia
 Philippines   Entire World -> Asia -> South-Eastern Asia
 Singapore   Entire World -> Asia -> South-Eastern Asia
 Thailand   Entire World -> Asia -> South-Eastern Asia
 Taiwan   Entire World -> Asia -> Eastern Asia
 New Zealand   Entire World -> Oceania


Group 7
 

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is not available for South Africa.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 South Africa  Entire World -> Africa -> Southern Africa


Group 8 

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Ship time (business days to deliver) is not available for United Arab Emirates.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 United Arab Emirates  Entire World -> Asia -> Western Asia


Group 9
 

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Note: Ship time (business days to deliver), is based on Brazil. Data not available for additional countries.

 Country  Where to Select it on Your Policy
 Argentina  Entire World -> Americas -> South America
 Brazil   Entire World -> Americas -> South America
 Chile   Entire World -> Americas -> South America
 Colombia   Entire World -> Americas -> South America
 Peru   Entire World -> Americas -> South America
 Uruguay   Entire World -> Americas -> South America

 

US Domestic Media Mail Shipping Policy and Rates

Use the following example to set shipping policies for domestic shipments using Media Mail. Prices reflect your cost to use the Discogs Shipping label service. 

Notes about the policy:

  • The Standard policy is an optional Free Shipping method where you can set free shipping to your buyers on anything that reaches a certain $ threshold. In the example provided, shoppers will receive free shipping on anything at or above $100. 
  • The Media Mail policy reflects the price you receive from the Discogs Shipping label service. You can change these prices as desired. Suggested rates do not add for handling expenses. If you wish to apply a markup, you will need to add the desired amount to each rate.
  • Each line in the Media Mail policy is 1 additional pound in shipping weight (represented in grams in the Discogs editing tool). 
  • Order subtotal is set to $0. Only add a value here if you wish to not use shipping policies on orders below a certain value.
  • Default days to ship is 1. Adjust as necessary for your own handling time. Keep in mind that buyers appreciate the fastest turnaround possible.
  • Default days to deliver is based on guidance from USPS.

View a recorded webinar featuring this shipping policy

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