5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make More Money on EBay by John Lenaghan
... Shipping & Handling You should always charge actual shipping costs, or at most a little extra to cover the cost of your shipping materials. There are a number of shipping calculators that can be added to your description so people can calculate their own shipping. Another option is to state that you will provide actual shipping at the end of the auction, based on the destination. Overcharging your customers for shipping and handling is frowned upon and will often result in unhappy customers.
Information Needed for Shipping Cost Estimates by Dr. Alfred Savio
... into various zones, the guaranteed delivery days and times vary by zone. Be prepared to pay a hefty premium for an overnight delivery to a far-away destination. There are various on-line tools that can be utilized to estimate the cost of shipping a package. At and there are cost calculators that utilize the information detailed above to estimate the cost of shipping your package. You can also utilize the services of your friendly, local The UPS Store location via a quick telephone call.
Amake Money on eBay - About the eBay Shipping Center by Bob Hamilton
... ē Compute Shipping Costs Use eBay Shipping Calculator to provide shipping information for your buyers. In fact, the Shipping Calculator can even be included in your listings to make it even easier for buyers to know exactly what shipping will cost. All you do is provide the size and weight information as well as the desired carrier, and eBay Shipping Calculator will do the rest. ē Order Shipping Boxes One of the biggest challenges facing sellers are the costs associated with purchasing ...
Christmas Gift Giving: What You Should Know About Last Minute Gifts by Janice Wee
... If you missed the shipping deadlines, the next best bet would to skip the excess shipping costs by sending an online gift certificate. These are electronic gift certificates that you can send by email. No shipping costs or shipping time required. Not as impressive as sending a nice package, but still better than nothing. Another reason why you should do your gift buying preparations in advance is that you can take advantage of free gift cards to buy your gifts.
eBay Secrets to Getting Started Selling Online by Chris Ryerson
... This way you will easily cover your shipping costs. Donít forget to add in any handling fees like the price of boxes, packing tape, and any other items used in packaging the item for shipment. Often sellers forget to do this and lose money on easy shipment they make. eBay Secret 5 List for 7 DaysThe longer your auction is up on the site the more traffic you will receive to the auction page. It is typically best to list the item for the longest amount of time possible.
Avoid Frozen Food Fundraiser Disasters: Tips for Success by Sherry Leavings
... Make sure your shipping fees are reasonable if you are not going to have a large number of items sold or you will end up spending all of your profits on shipping. How is my product shipped? Make sure if you are selling a frozen product that your items will be shipped in dry ice or on a refrigerated truck. Cookie dough will survive days at room temperature but cheesecakes will not be as successful. What will my profit be? Most companies only offer a 30% profit for orders under 300 items and ...
When a 19 Cent Photo Ain't 19 Cents by Andrew Wohlberg
... You go to buy something online, you see a price, you check out and then all of a sudden you get whacked in the head with shipping costs. Getting digital photos is no different, though slightly more annoying. After all, we are dealing with such small amounts of money usually to begin with and then to find out at the check out line that itís going to be significantly more expensive simply because of the shipping. [It kind of reminds of me a line from Lethal Weapon 3, when Mel Gibson, Danny ...
Did eBay Open the Door for Google? by James Newton
... His mark up is 100% or 2 times the cost of the merchandise. This gives the merchant $396.50 minus his cost of doing business, $207.47, leaves this merchant with a profit of $189.03. Yep, eBay made more on his sales than he did. Now, dear Bill claims that the increases to store listings will average only 6%. That's an additional $9.45 for this seller. But, is Bill right? Lets look at the increases. This chart is straight out of Bill's email: These Store Inventory format insertion fees take ...