Shipping Cost Example

Some customers have asked why shipping a few boxes of ammunition is so expensive and we'd like to show just how much it costs to ship a package. Below is the cost straight from the FedEx rate calculator to ship a 6lb package worth $50 from us to an address in our own zip code.

FedEx Home Delivery® - Base rate $6.95
Additional charges (+)
+ Indirect signature required $2.25
+ Fuel surcharge $0.88
+ Residential surcharge $2.80
+ DAS Residential $2.75

Total cost $15.63 to ship what amount to 2 boxes of 9mm ammunition. The fees are what drives up the cost of the shipping small packages. They cost more than the actual base shipping rate.

Look what happens for a full case of 9mm (10 boxes, ~28lbs, worth $200)

FedEx Home Delivery® - Base rate $11.34
Additional charges (+)
+ Indirect signature required $2.25
+ Fuel surcharge $1.18
+ Declared Value $2.55
+ Residential surcharge $2.80
+ DAS Residential $2.75

Total cost $22.87 to ship 5 times as much ammunition that weighs 22lbs more and insurance for only $7 more!

When shipping ammunition it pays to maximize the amount you purchase to minimize the percentage of the cost that represents fixed fees. We can fit up to 70lbs or 20 boxes of ammunition in a single shipper to maximize the bang for your shipping buck.