Does USPS Charge by Weight or Size? Dimensional Weight and Listing Fragile Items on Ebay

Usually, USPS charges by weight, but if you have a light, large package, they charge by size. This is called Dimensional Weight, and it’s important to understand if you’re selling large, light items on Ebay or other sites.

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Overcharging on Shipping on Ebay may Harm International Sales

I’m a chronic overcharger of shipping. I weigh the object, and then add two or three ounces for a mailer, and one or two pounds if it’s going in a box.

It’s a psychological weakness: I just don’t like to take a loss on shipping.

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Packing and Sending a Box of Books Overseas (to the UK)

The Finnish Language Lot finally sold, to an international buyer, and I’ve packed the books up for delivery. This article explains packing books to weather the international trip, and learn a little bit about Media Mail (formerly known as Book Rate).

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