September 2, 2012 @ 06:22 AM

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I've searched through the forums for a comprehensive guide to shipping to no avail. Here's my question: What do YOU do as a seller when shipping out items to buyers? Please share your insight; I feel like I've been owned by shipping prices for too long now. For example, how do different factors (distance, type of item, number of items, etc.) influence your choice when choosing a shipping method? This could help all of us.

If there's already a thread for this, someone please refer me to it and mods can lock this up.


September 2, 2012 @ 06:35 AM
D. Rose

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Use USPS with delivery confirmation
Just use your judgment,
if it's same state and a small item just use priority or parcel
If it's heavy and across the US, just put it in a flat rate box/envelope

Honestly the difference isn't significant so it doesn't even really matter, maybe a couple cents to a dollar or two unless it's something bigger like a pair of shoes.


September 2, 2012 @ 02:44 PM

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shirts, hats, everything under 13 oz goes first class across the us in 2 days.
coats, pants, etc. get put in envelopes (or box if they dont fit) and shipped priority (or parcel)

flat rate boxes are a rip off for clothing

and of course, always give delivery confirmation.
September 2, 2012 @ 03:14 PM

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Invest in a scale. You can find them on Ebay for cheap.

Nothing like shipping a hoodie or a pair of jeans across US for $5 by stuffing it into a flat rate envelope.

$81 selvedge denim: Karmaloop/Plndr Rep: SLAP20.

September 4, 2012 @ 04:48 AM

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USPS will be the cheapest by far
November 5, 2012 @ 12:59 AM

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Has anybody ever shipped a package at the post office? I just sold something on eBay and for some reason Paypal won't let me print a shipping label so my only choice is to bring the package to the post office
November 5, 2012 @ 01:09 AM

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Does anyone knows a package deal with UPS?
November 5, 2012 @ 01:12 AM

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People do this everyday. Just bring your addressed package to the front counter, specify what method of shipping (Parcel, 1st Class, Priority... etc), and pay.

$81 selvedge denim: Karmaloop/Plndr Rep: SLAP20.

November 5, 2012 @ 03:28 AM

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Location: Yass

USPS flat rate envelopes and boxes are your friends.
June 25, 2013 @ 04:37 AM

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alternatively use package consolidation service to save more, some third party offer it like . There will be fees for that however their shipping quote is cheaper than shipping directly from selling sites so you can save more at the end. 
June 25, 2013 @ 05:10 PM

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Does anyone knows a package deal with UPS?
i use ups for my business. If you are shipping items frequently, getting an account with them is the way to go. The more you ship, the more discounts they give you.

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