Send packages to and from California
If you need to ship a package to Los Angeles, San Francisco or any other city in California, Parcel Monkey will help you compare prices from a range of shipping companies and reduce your shipping costs with our super low Parcel Monkey rates.
If it’s your first time shipping a parcel with Parcel Monkey then don’t sweat, we’ve got you! This page will tell you everything you need to know about shipping to California.
Whether you’re sending a package from Florida to Los Angeles or simply shipping to San Francisco from Sacramento, Parcel Monkey will help you get an instant quote and find the cheapest shipping rates to California.
When you send a parcel to California the cost will depend on a number of factors including:
The quickest and easiest way to get a shipping quote to California is to enter the weight of your parcel into our quote form at the top of this page. Within seconds you’ll get a quote and be able to compare prices and services from a number of shipping companies.
For the most accurate price, please also provide the zip codes for the sender’s address (that’s you) and the recipient’s address, along with the length, width and height of your package.
Top tip: For the biggest savings on shipping to California, look out for our 'Secret Deals' in your quote results. These are courier services operated by world-renowned couriers at extra-low prices.
Are you looking for the cheapest way to ship to California or the fastest? Either way, Parcel Monkey will help you find a shipping service that’s right for you.
Here are some of our economy and express courier services to California:
(The cheapest way to ship to California)
Delivery time: 1-5 business days
Weight limit: 130lbs
This popular USPS service is available to book at a discounted rate through Parcel Monkey and is ideal for shipping small packages.
Delivery time: 1-3 business days
Weight limit: 66lbs
(The fastest way to ship to California)
Standard Overnight Drop Off
The quickest way to send a package to California is overnight and this standard overnight service offers the perfect balance between speed and cost. Also available as a pick-up and delivery service.
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
Weight limit: 152lbs
However, there are a few things our shipping partners won’t carry, so please make sure you check our prohibited items list before you ship.
You may also notice that some items are restricted. This means you can send them, but please allow plenty of packaging as these items are not eligible for parcel protection cover.
If you’re unsure or have any questions about items you can ship to California, please contact our friendly customer support team and they’ll be happy to help.
We mentioned earlier that the price of shipping to California is dependent on a number of factors, including how far your package needs to travel.
For US domestic deliveries, shipping companies use shipping zones to measure the distance a package will travel from the point of origin to the final destination. These shipping zones are made up of groups of zip codes and range from Zone 1 (the point of origin) to Zone 8 (the farthest destination).
For example, if you’re shipping from New York to Los Angeles, then New York is Zone 1 and Los Angeles is Zone 8.
The table below shows the shipping zones for some of our most popular lanes for shipping to California*:
|Point of origin||Destination||Shipping zone|
|Phoenix||San Francisco||Zone 5|
|San Francisco||Los Angeles||Zone 4|
|Illinois||Las Vegas||Zone 7|
|New York||Los Angeles||Zone 8|
|Texas||Las Vegas||Zone 6|
|Texas||San Francisco||Zone 7|
|Florida||San Diego||Zone 8|
|Los Angeles||Las Vegas||Zone 3|
*Based on USPS shipping zones
Why do shipping zones matter?
Although some shipping companies offer delivery services which have a flat rate regardless of the shipping zone, typically the further away the destination zone is from the point of origin, the more your shipping is likely to cost.
That’s why it’s important to provide the zip code for both the sender’s address and the recipient's address when you get a quote through our shipping calculator. If you provide both zip codes (along with the weight and dimensions of your package) it will ensure you get an accurate price.