Monday, January 4, 2010

Post Office Rate Change - Jan. 04 2010

Don't forget the new Postal Rates take effect today. Here is a link to the rate changes.
http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm?from=home_ftpromo&page=Jan42010PriceChange

It is now more important than ever to ship smarter or you will find yourself losing potential buyers if your shipping costs are too high. I am going to start posting Shipping Tips to help keep your shipping costs down and then you can pass those savings off to your buyers.

Shipping Tip #1
-It is very important to use Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelopes

video

Shipping a pair of jeans from NY to the West Coast will now cost around $10.00 if you use Priority mail. Even more to AK or HI. Use a Flat Rate envelope and ship them for $4.90. If you print your own labels online you will even get a slight discount off that $4.90. This applies to other items besides jeans. If it fits in the envelope and the envelope is fully sealed then you can ship it in a Flat Rate envelope. Men's Jeans and bigger sized women's jeans are tough to fit so make sure you know for sure before you start your auction. You don't want to find out as you are packing your jeans that you only charged $4.90 to the buyer who lives across the country and they are too big for the envelope. That would be a big hit to your eBay profits...

John Paul

4 comments:

Tara said...

love the video, kind of humurous at the end. ;)

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Anonymous said...

I never even thought about stuffing clothes into a flat rate envelope. That's genius. Thanks for the tip.

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