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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