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)”
I finally sold the Sunbeam toaster! Yay! It’s one of those expensive old toasters that lowers the bread slowly. They’re awesome, and I’m a huge fan. Continue reading “Always Check the Pricing for Priority Mail Shipping”
I played around with Free Shipping for my listings… and I’m going back to charging the actual shipping. Maybe I’ll add a little handling fee. Ebay pushes sellers to offer free shipping, but I’m just not feeling it’s helping make sales.