Gift Icon Get a 20% discount from our partners! Discount code will get added automatically when you submit the form.
4.7 Star Rating4.7 (67,926 reviews)
How much does shipping your Moving cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted House Moving Companies
Customer Images
7790 people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

No risk, no contracts. Just calculate your quote first and choose your contractor later.

Globe
190+
Countries
Served
Car
2M+
Delivered
Services
Car
97%
Customer
Recommended
Dave loved the fast deliveryDave C.
★★★★★
Dave loved the fast delivery
My relocation to Chicago was fast, smooth and without any delay thanks to A1 Auto.
Courtney enjoyed the honest guidanceCourtney J.
★★★★★
Courtney enjoyed the honest guidance
Just what you need when trusting someone with your wheels! Kudos to this company!
Jeff enjoyed the fair priceJeff D.
★★★★★
Jeff enjoyed the fair price
Moved my ride hassle-free with these folks.Fair pricing, no surprises. Definitely recommend them!
Maria enjoyed the special care and safetyMaria L.
★★★★★
Maria enjoyed the special care and safety
Huge thanks to the movers – they were meticulous with my car. Love these guys.
Recently featured on USA Today

“A1 Auto Transport became synonymous with top-notch service delivery, unfailing punctuality and constantly preoccupied with customer satisfaction.

See Article— USA Today

What is the cheapest way to ship large boxes overseas?

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Selecting the Right Shipping Company for Your Needs
  2. How to Reduce Packaging Costs for Overseas Shipping
  3. The Role of Shipping Volume in Determining Cost
What is the cheapest way to ship large boxes overseas?

Discover the most cost-effective method for shipping large packages overseas. Learn about USPS priority mail and its large flat-rate boxes, ideal for sending gifts, electronics, and more across international borders.

Looking for budget-friendly ways to ship large boxes abroad? Explore the cheapest option, USPS priority mail, and its large flat rate boxes, perfect for shipping items like gifts, computers, and board games overseas.

Selecting the Right Shipping Company for Your Needs

Choosing an appropriate shipping company often involves numerous considerations beyond just cost. These could include factors such as the company's delivery speed, shipment tracking capabilities, customer service quality, and ability to handle fragile or special items. Moreover, businesses should pay attention to the importance of a company's reputation and reliability. Frequently missed deliveries, damaged goods, or poor communication can damage your business's reputation with your customers.

One useful strategy to aid this selection process is to seek recommendations from other businesses. This could include online reviews and ratings or speaking directly with businesses in a similar industry to yours that regularly ship internationally. It would also be beneficial to request quotes from multiple shipping companies. However, it’s essential to remember that while cost is an important element of the decision, it should not be the only factor considered. Other considerations like reliability and service quality often hold equal or more significance.

How to Reduce Packaging Costs for Overseas Shipping

Overseas Shipping Cost

Regarding overseas shipping, the packaging process can gobble up a significant part of the total cost. Rather than incurring these excessive expenses, businesses can opt for several strategies to curb significant losses. Employing reusable packaging, for instance, cuts down on cost as the containers or boxes can be utilised multiple times. This strategy saves money and is environmentally friendly, helping companies reduce their carbon footprint.

A shift towards lightweight, compact packaging can also result in profound savings. Carriers often charge based on the dimensional weight of packages, combining the package's size and weight into a singular pricing metric. Thus, optimising packaging to be more compact could reduce shipping costs. Additionally, streamline the packaging process to avoid unnecessary materials, ensuring the product is secure yet economical in using packaging resources.

The Role of Shipping Volume in Determining Cost

When deciphering the costs associated with international shipping, one key factor that often needs to be noticed is shipping volume. The concept is straightforward: the larger the dimensional weight or volume of the shipment, the higher the cost. This is primarily because shipping companies often base their fees not only on the actual weight of an item but also on how much space it occupies inside a container or shipping vehicle. Thus, even if a product is relatively lightweight if it's large or bulky, it may lead to higher shipping costs.

This underscores the importance of efficient packaging. Reducing the volume of a shipment, by using less bulky materials or by packaging items more strategically can significantly lower shipping expenses. A smaller shipment means less container or cargo hold space, which ultimately translates into substantial savings. It's crucial, especially for businesses seeking to optimise their shipping operations while keeping costs down.

Overseas Shipping Reduce Packaging Costs

Frequently Asked Questions

Share this content on social media for a chance to get up to 20% off your next shipment.
Copy link

Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

Email Me


Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

...my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

Testimonial
Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

A1 Auto Transport... From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

Testimonial
David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

Visit our social, and see what our clients are saying about us:

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak Directly to Our Sales Team:

Call Us 1-888-241-3110

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2024, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.