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Residential or Commercial Address?

By September 8, 2015

How do I know if a shipping address is residential or commercial, and why does it matter?

The answer is simple:

  • A residential delivery goes to a home or private residence, including a business operating out of a home.
  • A commercial delivery goes to a business.

Residential vs Commercial Refund Retriever

Why does it generally cost less to ship to a commercial address? That’s because it’s less expensive to deliver to densely clustered commercial addresses than to residences often scattered throughout sprawling neighborhoods.

FedEx ServicesCost
Domestic Air Express Services and all Ground Services$3.50 per package
International Air Express Services$3.50 per package
FedEx Home Delivery$3.10 per package

 

UPS ServicesCost
Air Express Services and 3 Day Select$3.50 per package
Ground Service$3.10 per package
Standard to/from Canada and Standard from Mexico:$3.10 per package
International Air Services$3.50 per package

 

 

Refund Retriever can help you with any questions you may have regarding residential versus commercial shipping.  For more information on shipping services or to learn more about our parcel auditing services, please contact Refund Retriever at 800-441-8085 or Brian@RefundRetriever.com.

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Brian Gibbs | President of Refund Retriever

Brian Gibbs founded Refund Retriever in 2006 while running his first eBay based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever's primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he then graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. Gibbs has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and other publications discussing parcel auditing, shipping, e-commerce and more. Learn more at www.refundretriever.com or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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