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Posted on For those with experience in selling online, Question about shipping???

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Loren

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 11:51 PM

Fedex is a good choice for long stuff. I don’t like them
much otherwise, but they seem to be able to handle
longer items without dropping them better than other
carriers… better training maybe.

I usually ship smaller items via USPS because generally
rates are competitive and they treat you better in
the case of insured loss or damage than UPS or
Fedex will. The latter 2 are for-profit companies and
have a vested interest in denying insurance claims, imo.

ebay has a freight quote system plugged in. You do need
to learn a bit about freight class codes but it gets you
out of the situation of providing freight quotes to
“pie in the sky” wannabe buyers 1500 miles away.

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