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.
New Ebay and online sellers in general get scams run on them, and buyers get free things. Here are a couple common ones.
What is the cheapest way to ship something internationally, and what kinds of things are cheap to ship internationally? It turns out that packages are expensive, and letters are too small.
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.
When you’re perusing the listings, you often see little yellow badges proclaiming that the seller is “top rated”. What does that mean?
How to pack glass, ceramics, and Bakelite items so they reach their destination, unbroken. I have shipped around a dozen fragile items, so, while I’m not a pro at this, they’ve all arrived unbroken.
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).
Ebay has a shipping option that can cause you to lose money.
It’s called the Large Envelope.
You cannot buy Media Mail postage labels online from usps.com, but you can buy it from paypal.com. Continue reading “How to Buy Media Mail Postage Online (Hint: PayPal)”