There are a lot of options if someone is looking for the cheapest shipping method to Hawaii. eBay stores and Amazon.com marketplace vendors use UPS Ground and FEDEX Ground to Hawaii for bulky items.
However, there is a better option using the USPS. The USPS Parcel Select is part of the package services. Package services by the USPS are used mostly for bulky items. They are ground shipped and for Hawaii, USPS Parcel Select use freight/boat/container to transport these items.
This USPS service is the cheapest I've seen in my 2 years of selling and buying online on eBay stores and Amazon.com marketplace.
However, buyers should be aware that USPS Parcel Select can take up to 6 weeks. I am not kidding.
I recently ordered car floor mats on eBay and it was dropped off at a California USPS going to Hawaii.
I bought the item on December 12, 2014 and the eBay seller shipped on December 17, 2014. I finally got the item from California to Hawaii using USPS Parcel Select on January 5, 2015. That's almost 3 weeks from when it got dropped off at a USPS Facility. I paid $10 for UPS Ground shipping and got confused when the eBay seller provided a USPS tracking number. I was pissed as this seller did not even notify me. Communication is key when doing business and an online business is not exempt from this business principle.
I will probably buy from that eBay seller again because they provide the cheapest floor mats out there. The car dealer wanted $200 for floor mats for my Ford Fiesta. I said no way and went online. It was $30 for the Ford Fiesta floor mats. That included the USPS Parcel Select shipping.
Online buyers be aware that USPS Parcel Select to Hawaii can take up to 6 weeks.
|USPS Parcel Select to Hawaii, 3 weeks. I got lucky. Parcel Select can take up to 6 weeks. NO KIDDING.|