The Best Ship7 Alternative? Try Planet Express

Ship7 is a US-based package forwarding company that you can use for shopping from the US stores. But did you know there is a Ship7 alternative called Planet Express? Let’s compare these 2 services and find out which one is the best for you.

  • Main Benefits of Planet Express
  • Pricing Comparison
  • Shipping Rates Comparison
  • Sales-tax-free Warehouse
  • Planet Express Reviews
  • Why Planet Express is the Best Ship7 Alternative?
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The Best Ship7 alternative? Try Planet Express

Planet Express Benefits

For your better orientation, we divided this page into several sections.

  • The best shipping rates
  • Professional customer support
  • Clear pricing (see the table below)
  • The best customer reviews on Trustpilot in the package forwarding industry

Shipping Rates

Speaking of package forwarding, price of the shipping is very important decision factor. We have done a quick comparison of Planet Express and Ship7 prices.

  PLANET EXPRESS  SHIP7  
Shipping to: LondonSydneyTokyoLondonSydneyTokyo

Package dimensions
10×8×3 inches

Package weight
4 lbs

Value
$100    

Postal Service: Fully Tracked$32,93$30,82$21,00
USPS Express$38,74$43,50$38,27
FedEx Economy$32,24$35,62$31,32$35,44$39,41$33,42
FedEx Priority$36,64$39,86$35,18$39,80$45,59$37,70
DHL Worldwide Express$47,25$43,56$45,09$44,86$47,98$42,34

The rates were calculated using the official postage calculator tools on the Ship7 and Planet Express website on the 16th of January 2020.

Planet Express offers lower shipping rates with FedEx. Ship7 is a bit cheaper with DHL, on the other hand, you won’t find Postal Service: Fully Tracked (excellent method for small packages) delivery method at Ship7.

Of course, this was just an example. Feel free to calculate the price for your package with our postage calculator.

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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.


Pricing Comparison of Planet Express and Ship7

The shipping price is not everything. What about the additional service? Does Ship7 alternative offer the same, worse or better services?

 PLANET EXPRESS Ship7
 FREEPAIDFREE
MEMBERSHIP PRICEFREE$10 per month
$50 per year
free
MAIL OUT FEE / HANDLING FEE$2 per package$2 per packagenote*
CONSOLIDATIONn/a$5+$2 per each consolidated package
7 days of free storage for consolidated package
free
FREE STORAGE10 days45 days60 days
ADDITIONAL STORAGE$.01 per lbs per day$.01 per lbs per day$.1 per lbs per day
MANUALLY PHOTO REQUEST$2 for 3 general photos
$5 for 10 detail photos
$2 for 3 general photos
$5 for 10 detail photos
$2 for 1 general photo
$5 for 3 detail photos
PRE-ORDER PHOTO REQUEST$1 for 3 general photos
$2 for 10 detail photos
$1 for 3 general photos
$2 for 10 detail photos
SPECIAL REQUEST$5 flat fee per package$5 flat fee per package$2 flat fee per package
SHOP FOR ME$5 service fee
7% of the total cost (bank fee)
$5 service fee
7% of the total cost (bank fee)
$7 service fee
10% of the total cost (bank fee)
EXPRESS PROCESSING$3$3$5
OVERWEIGHT FEE (for packages over 30 lbs)$10

Note*: If you forget to add a suite ID or your address will be incomplete, Ship7 charges you an extra $5 handling fee.
The pricing of Planet Express and Ship7 was downloaded on the 16th of January 2020.

At first look, you may think that Ship7 is much cheaper. But be careful. If you would like to take additional pictures for the package which is a useful service, you will pay $5 for 3 pictures only (compared to 10 pictures of the content at Planet Express). Also, if your package is 30 lbs you are going to pay an additional $10 at Ship7. And last but not least, the shop for me service is much more expensive at Ship7.


Planet Express Sales-tax-free Warehouse in Oregon

Yes! You can take advantage of the sales-tax-free warehouse in Portland, Oregon at Planet Express. Or, you can use the Californian address for the best shipping rates possible. The sales tax here is 9,5 %.

Ship7 offers only one US warehouse, located in New Jersey (6,625 %).

Planet Express Oregon Warehouse
Planet Express warehouse in Portland, Oregon

Reviews of Planet Express

We are proud of our customers reviews on Google, Facebook, Sitejabber, and of course, Trustpilot where we have an EXCELLENT rating.

If you still hesitate whether or not to use Planet Express, make sure you read some of the reviews.

Planet Express Trustpilot Rating

Summary Of The Best Ship7 Alternative

Although we have opened our first warehouse in 2017, it is full of packages ready to be delivered to our customers. And thanks to the growing demand, we have opened our 2nd warehouse in 2019 in the sales-tax-free warehouse. The following pictures make us happy!


Friendly and Responsive Customer Support

If we suppose to pick one service we are really proud of, it is definitely our customer support. We understand how important it is to get the correct answers quickly. Our agents are professional, friendly, quick and helpful.

Useful Knowledge Base and Tutorials

For those of you that need to know how to place mailout, consolidation, repack, special, or another type of request, visit our tutorials page.

With our country guides, it is going to be very easy for you to find all the restricted items for your country, import fees policy and much more.

To make your shopping easier, we have a huge step by step shopping guides. Just select the store you want to shop from and read how to order from it.


Planet Express vs Ship7 FAQ

✅ Why should I use Planet Express instead of Ship7?

1. At Planet Express, you know what you pay for. We have transparent pricing.
2. We provide you with responsive and friendly customer support – our agents will answer your questions and help you solve your needs. 
3. We have a fully dedicated country and store guides. If you struggle with placing an order, you can follow our step by step tutorials that make shopping from the US easy.

📞 Does Planet Express have a good customer support?

Our customer support is responsive and helpful. We are able to respond to most of your questions within 12 hrs. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding shopping in the US, package forwarding or logistics.

🆓 Does Planet Express offer sales-tax-free warehouse?

Yes, we have warehouses in California and Oregon. Our warehouse in Oregon is completely sales-tax-free. Enjoy shopping in the US with no sales tax!