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EcoMom7 11-23-2009 10:51 AM

Shipping question
 
When I post a thread to sell an item, should the price include shipping or do you list shipping separately? Or do you just negotiate it later is a PM??

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 11-24-2009 06:17 PM

Re: Shipping question
 
You will get more buyers if you include postage in the price.
Make sure you always use delivery confirmation.

skolbut 11-24-2009 09:42 PM

Re: Shipping question
 
Also I usually make sure to specify type of shipping: first class, flat rate box/envelope, priority.

I usually say that I ship the cheapest way possible (mostly first class or flat rate envelope) and that if someone wants faster shipping they can pay the difference -- and that I do negotiate in a pm... or if the item is really heavy I say I want x amount plus exact shipping cost.

sarah ben 11-25-2009 09:41 AM

Re: Shipping question
 
How do you accurately estimate shipping? I've been using the USPS calculator, but am frequently off a dollar or two when I get to the PO. I don't want to eat the excess, (I refund if I've overestimated, but since postage is usually included in the price, I don't want to ask for more after I've quoted a price.)

Any advice out there?

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 11-25-2009 10:53 AM

Re: Shipping question
 
You can buy a digital scale to weigh your packages. I bought mine at office max/office depot. I know you can find better/cheaper deals on ebay though.
when checking on usps, make sure you are looking at the prices for packages and not large envelope. :thumbsup:
http://www.usps.com/prices/first-class-mail-prices.htm

sarah ben 11-25-2009 11:18 AM

Re: Shipping question
 
thanks! I do still find calculating the cheapest option difficult. I have a nice kitchen scale I have been using, but maybe it isn't accurate enough.


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