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Shipping items less than 13 ounces


electronic1solutions
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I would like to ship items that weight less than 13 ounces. What is the best method in terms of cheapest. Would it be possible to ship an item that weight less than 13 ounces for less than a dollar?

Do you guys have any suggestions for shipping First Class mail for items that weight less than 13 ounces.
Do you guys know any third party websites that offer discounts for first class mail? Someone told me to use paypal but do you guys recommend anything besides PayPal?


Thanks


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Shipping from the US?


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electronic1solutions
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yes shipping from the US.


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Sorry, not going to be much help with that one myself, but I'm sure some member will have a much better idea than myself.


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If another member can find a service like this, I too would like to know about it. The US Postal Service has always been the cheapest for my light-weight packages. Paying through Paypal gets you a discount off first class parcels but the cheapest parcel price you will get is $1.93.

If you want to ship your item as a letter, here is a very good site with USPS postage information with weight and size information.

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You will probably see that once you get above on ounce or two, your postage will cost more than $1.00 no matter where you go. And 3.5 ounces looks like the maximum size for a letter size package. And if tracking a package is important to you (or required to stay in the good graces of your listing service), you won't get it on letter size deliveries.

Sorry to seem like a naysayer and I too would like to know if there are cheaper light weight shipping options :-) Nearly everything I sell right now, I currently send USPS First Class mail (13 ounces or under).


Michael Sears
Got Your Wants, Bloomington, Illinois

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Thanks for your information, Just a quick question, Do you use paypal when you ship your items that weight less than 13 ounces. and if so do you do it through paypal?


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Yes. Everything I ship under 13 ounces (and even must stuff under 3 pounds), I ship via USPS and pay using paypal. Things between 14 ounces and 3 pounds, I will still generally ship USPS Priority Mail because the cost is STILL lower than what I get from FedEX or UPS ground. To find the link, just google "PayPal USPS First Class Shipping" and you should have no problem finding the link.

Because eBay and Paypal are integrated, the nice thing about paying for your shipping when you sell something on eBay is that it automatically populates the address field for you. If you use Paypal to pay for something you DO NOT sell on eBay (like Amazon or your own ecommerce site), I've always had to put the address information in myself. Never mistyped an address but sometimes I worry I could fat-finger one.

I know there are companies out there that will integrate creating the label with the address on file for you but I don't yet sell enough to spend a lot of time researching that topic.


Michael Sears
Got Your Wants, Bloomington, Illinois

 

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