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Considerations for Setting Shipping Costs for Your eBay Items

When you set shipping and handling fees on eBay items that you sell, you must take into account every expense involved in your packing and shipping. You can’t make your shipping area a losing proposition [more…]

Guidelines for Setting Shipping Charges for eBay Items

Buyers who visit the eBay site are bargain shoppers. They want to get their items at the lowest possible prices, including shipping. They’re more cognizant about the “hidden” expense buried in the item’s [more…]

How to Use eBay's Shipping Calculator

When your item weighs two pounds or more, you may want to use eBay’s versatile shipping calculator to determine your flat shipping-and-handling cost or to quote a calculated shipping cost. Using the shipping [more…]

Protect Your eBay Transactions with Shipping Insurance

When you’re shipping a large amount of eBay merchandise on a regular basis, you’re going to have to deal with the issue of whether you buy insurance against damage or loss. You, as the seller, are responsible [more…]

How to File an Insurance Claim with the U.S. Postal Service

Making a claim with the post office for your lost eBay items: Oh man, talk about a hassle. But making a claim with any carrier isn’t a bowl of cherries on any day. Before making a claim with the USPS, [more…]

How to File an Insurance Claim with UPS

Whoa! The stories of filing claims with UPS are legendary. Almost any eBay seller can tell you quite a story. Making a claim with UPS is a good deal easier than making a claim with the post office. After [more…]

How to File an Insurance Claim with FedEx

FedEx gives you a little more leeway as to time when you file a claim for your lost eBay merchandise than other carriers. Instead of the 48-hours-after-delivery deadline, you have 15 business days to make [more…]

Choose the Right Packing Materials for Your eBay Shipments

The most important area where eBay sellers drop the time-and-money ball is in shipping. If you’re not diligent, you can throw money out the window when you use incorrect packing materials; too often the [more…]

Ship eBay Items in Mailing Envelopes to Save Money

You’ll be shipping your eBay stuff in an envelope or a box. Don’t be quick to discount shipping in envelopes. Any item under 13 ounces can be shipped via First Class mail — and that can represent quite [more…]

How to Ship Your eBay Merchandise

Shipping can be a make-or-break point for eBay sellers. Being expert at knowing the correct carrier, box size, and packaging will affect your bottom line. Even if the selling portion of your transaction [more…]

How to Sign Up Online to Ship Your eBay Merchandise with FedEx

You sign up for a FedEx account only once to ship your eBay merchandise, but it’s a two-step process. If you just want to log in to the website, you can. At that point, decide whether you want to sign [more…]

How to Ship eBay Items with the U.S. Postal Service

The USPS is open to everyone. You don’t have to set up an account to use its services to ship your eBay merchandise. To get a basic idea of what you’ll pay to send a package, you can access a rate calculator [more…]

How to Ship Your eBay Merchandise with UPS

Today’s UPS is a $45 billion company focusing on enabling commerce, and thus eBay sellers, around the world. Every day UPS delivers more than 15.8 million packages and documents — much of which represents [more…]

How to Use PayPal Shipping with the U.S. Postal Service

If you plan to use the ever-popular United States Postal Service to ship your eBay merchandise, printing your postage and labels through PayPal gives you a free delivery confirmation with Priority Mail [more…]

How to Use PayPal Shipping with UPS

Shippers such as UPS charge different rates based on how often you use their services. If you’re shipping many packages of eBay merchandise a week, it might be best if you print your labels directly from [more…]

Verify an eBay Buyer’s Address before Shipping

Lost packages are the bane of all carriers. As an eBay seller, it is your job to ensure your package reaches the buyer. The post office has been dealing with lost packages since they opened the Dead Letter [more…]

How to Buy Postage Online to Ship Your eBay Merchandise

With your new eBay business up and running, it’s likely you don’t have time to run to the post office. In 1999, the United States Postal Service announced a new service: [more…]

How to Ship Your eBay Merchandise with the FedEx Ship Manager App

FedEx has one of the most intuitive online apps for shipping your eBay merchandise. The FedEx Ship Manager interface will turn your computer into a one-person shipping machine. You can search for rate [more…]

How to Set Shipping Terms for Your eBay Item

Before you complete your auction listing, you need to select your shipping options. You have three basic options, depending on whether you're willing to ship internationally. Here are your choices: [more…]

Shipping Your eBay Items to the Buyers

Shipping can be the most time-consuming (and most dreaded) task for many eBay sellers. Even if the selling portion of your transaction goes flawlessly, the item has to get to the buyer in one piece. If [more…]

Shipping eBay Items via FedEx

FedEx Express Air is great for rush business, but Express seems rather expensive for eBay shipping. However, if the buyer wants it fast and is willing to pay, send it by FedEx overnight. [more…]

How to Prepare Postage for eBay Items with Endicia

DAZzle — combined with the patented Dial-A-Zip — became the basis for the software that comes free with the Endicia Internet Postage service. There isn't a more robust mailing program on the market. [more…]

Shipping eBay Items via UPS

The folks in the brown UPS trucks love eBay. The options they offer vary, with everything from Overnight service to Ground service. UPS also takes many of the odd-shaped large boxes, such as those for [more…]

Shipping eBay Items via the U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the butt of many unfair jokes and cheap shots, but when it comes right down to it, USPS is still the most efficient and inexpensive way to ship items — eBay or otherwise [more…]

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