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« on: December 10, 2012 01:09:20 PM »

HELP! I have been selling on etsy for years now, I switched sometime back from ebay. Ever since then I always seem to have issues getting shipping costs down. Most items I currently sell are $10 and under, I was selling ferret bedding sets, and shipping was much easier for me to figure out.

Anywho I feel like I am either over charging or undercharging and I'm losing money. Currently I only ship to the US and Canada. Is there a magic formula? a hidden secret? HELP!

I prefer to use the post office since it is the easiest for me, since they will pick up right from my doorstep and if needed it is right down the road for me.

Shipping is probably the only thing I miss about ebay since I could just put in the weight and select the options and then it would calculate based on the buyers shipping zip code.
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012 02:37:24 PM »

I think flat-rate priority envelopes are the best AND the easiest!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012 04:29:15 AM »

i have this trouble too, just go down to the post office and get them to weigh and cost one of each item locally and internationally i suppose, or estimate from experience only if youre sure  - its ok if its over, you can always refund the difference!
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012 10:45:21 AM »

Postal scales are pretty inexpensive and definitely a worthwhile buy if you choose to go the non-flat rate route.
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