What are the service fees?
To help cover the costs of running Blackship, we charge a service fee for whenever a package is received, repacked, consolidated, and mailed out. We also charge a percentage-based fee on shipping rates to offset payment processing costs. The total service fees for an individual package are displayed on the package detail view in your mailbox, accessible from your Blackship dashboard.
Service fees are added from the time a package arrives in your mailbox and billed when the package ships.
We add $1.00 every time a package is received in your mailbox. Cash on delivery (COD) packages will be rejected. If you need cash on delivery service, please use our White Rabbit Express buying service instead.
We add $3.00 for each package repacked when you request the repacking service (repack the item with new padding and/or box).
We add $3.00 for each package consolidated when you request that we consolidate multiple packages into a single box.
We add a mailout fee of $2.00 + $0.50 per kilogram on each package we ship.
Mailout Fee Example 1
For a package with a weight of 500 grams, the mailout fee would be $2.00.
Mailout Fee Example 2
For a package with a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the mailout fee would be $2.85.
Mailout Fee Example 3
For a package with a weight of 6 kilograms, the mailout fee would be $5.00.
A 5% fee applies to all international shipping rates.
Shipping Fee Example
For a package with an international shipping cost of $25.00, the shipping fee would be $1.25.
Special Fees (not applicable to all orders)
Alcohol Handling Fee
For alcohol shipments we charge an additional $5 handling fee for the first bottle and $3 per bottle after that. This service does not include Parafilm.
Alcohol Handling Fee Example
For a package with 3 bottles of alcohol, the handling fee would be $11 ($5+$3+$3).
For alcohol shipments we offer an optional service to Parafilm your bottles for $2 per bottle.
Parafilm Fee Example
For a package with 3 bottles of alcohol, the Parafilm fee would be $6 ($2+$2+$2).