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nate22

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1308 days ago

I have my own store on etsy.com and I just wanted to know what is the best way to have my product delivered. Is the best way delivering it myself or having a company like ups or some other company do it for me. I am tring to figure out the best way. Specially if the person lives in a different state than what I do. So what is the best way.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 1308 days ago

Place your product in a cooler of beer and have it delivered by bikini clad dancing girls (bikini optional).

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1308 days ago

Follow Dennis’ instructions and I’ll be in line to place my order. And I don’t even drink. (But I can give the beer to the girl in the bikini….)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lwllms

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#3 posted 1308 days ago

It really depends on what you’re shipping. You need to give more information.

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hObOmOnk

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#4 posted 1308 days ago

Size?
Weight?
Fragile?
Hazardousness?
Distance?

-- 温故知新

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DeputyDawg

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#5 posted 1308 days ago

Good question! But the biggest problem you have is size. Are you charging for delivery and if so you might offer a discount for customer pick-up. If your not charging you should. There are small delivery companies that you could use but you need to check them out expecially insurance. When you do deliver don’t forget to ask for a referral.

-- DeputyDawg

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nate22

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#6 posted 1308 days ago

I will be shipping beds. And like bunk beds there not the easiest to pack and thats what I make the most. And the weight of them im not sure yet. I am charging for delivery. I just don’t know if I am charging enough. What would a good amount be for delivering?

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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hObOmOnk

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#7 posted 1308 days ago

Why don’t you just call the shippers in your area and discuss your needs?

-- 温故知新

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pastorglen

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#8 posted 1307 days ago

You can always meet them half-way, too.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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Mogebier

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#9 posted 1307 days ago

For beds I would call a shipping/trucking company and ask how much they charge. Not UPS or FedEx.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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travisowenfurniture

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#10 posted 1298 days ago

Besides, you’d probably exceed the weight limits for ups or fedex. Definitely a freight shipping service.

-- http://www.facebook.com/travisowenfurniture

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redryder

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#11 posted 1298 days ago

Both UPS and FedEx offer Critical Freight, Air Freight, LTL & Truck load, Ocean Freight and Customs Brokerage. They both have time and cost calculators. There is not much they can not deliver including hazardous materials. In addition there are 101 other freight companies that can pickup and deliver whatever you are selling. Every item I have purchased on ETSY has always included the cost of shipping. ETSY is a good site for laying out the policies of each store owner. Shipping should be way down on your list of worries. You need good pictures, descriptions and of course a good product. Go get em…

-- mike...............

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