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#1 posted 10-13-2011 04:20 PM

Hey Don,

I do a fair bit of selling on ebay and also thru other site. I’ve found the key to sales thru the mail is really understanding the USPS fees and what they offer. Flat rate can really be your friend, you get the boxes for free, they mail them to your house and you can print postage from the USPS website once you setup a account. As for weight you need to buy a scale or borrow one at home. I found anything over a pound or so is worth sending flate rate anything less is not. My coworkers joke with me about how well I can quote what someone will cost and what box to get but I feel it’s really the key to sales.

Take some time and look over the boxes offered by the USPS, the local post office does not keep in stock all the flate rate boes they offer. You want to get to a point where your using the smallest boxes you can plus doing EVERYTHING at home and dropping off the boxes or having them come to your house and pick things up.

So other tips I’ve found helpful is try and have the actions all finish at the same time so your not boxing everything the same day.


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