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

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 01:41 AM

Like Terry, we sell a bit on eBay.
We tried Amazon, but had problems with communication and shipping quotes so dropped them, (What they quoted usually proved to be only about 85% of the actual cost).
Box up your stuff as if you were ready to ship, measure it, weigh it and plug those figures into the Shipping calculator on eBay for your preferred method of shipping.
There are different shipping zones so usually we let the calculator tell the buyer how much it’s going to cost.

Then again, sometimes we pick the zip code that is farthest from us and use that as standard shipping, then add $3.00 for the wife to print the label, drive to the PO and stand in line. (The $3.00 pays for her burger, coke and fries at Dairy Queen… hey, it works for me!).

I have shipped a few items and learned to let the buyer figure out his own shipping…. I do big stuff FOB, the buyer sends a truck, I load it on the tailgate of a trailer. That’s it!

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