Shipping on EBAY can be intimidating. Believe me, I’ve been intimidated. With the right tools you’ll be set to correctly asses the shipping costs for an item you intend to list. Watch and listen to my EBAY shipping essentials.
You may already have many of these items. Do you? Many of them are reusable from items you have received in the mail. You’ll start looking at packages that you receive as potential shipping tools for future EBAY shipments! Have you recently received packaging materials that can be reused?
A good shipping scale is the most important. They are relatively inexpensive and can save you a lot of money if you appropriately pre-pack and weigh the package ahead of time. I’ve learned that the hard way. I’ve previously assumed the weight was such and such, the buyer paid the shipping based on my assumed weight. When I went to actually ship the item I learned I had underweighed it by nearly a pound. I had to absorb those costs.
Dedicate a spot in your home – mine is currently behind a door – to hold your shipping tools and items to sell. Stay organized and stay smart when selling on EBAY. It’s a must!
Disclosure: This post has been created in connection with my appointment as an EBAY Parent Panel Ambassador.