If you're like me, you probably hate packing and shipping things that sell on eBay. Do not misunderstand me, I love selling on eBay. Just do not like the shipping. I find it monotonous to hunt in the boxes, wrapping objects, unit return from the post office, and all the steps involved in shipping. Then there is the expectation of the buyer receives the item. Have you arrived? Is it damaged in shipping? It took a lot of trial and error for them, but the following seven steps will help make your job easier at the time of shipment, and also eliminate the stress of waiting until the item is delivered to the buyer. 1. Professional adjusted to fit the item (s), professional paper wrap Nice, clean tissue.
If fragile, make sure the item is wrapped with bubble wrap as well. Include a card with your website information, name, address, or a printed statement showing the item (s) name, this article (S) number, price paid, and a small hand written note thanking the buyer for purchase. 2. Insurance Insurance is generally a good idea but, in general, should be an optional feature, with the decision left to the buyer. Remember two important things about insurance. First, insurance is very cheap. Therefore, in your description, you should state how much insurance would cost and I recommend it. Secondly, it must also be indicated in the description that if insurance is not purchased, you are not responsible for lost or damaged.
3. Weighing In order to provide accurate information and help in determining shipping costs, you need to know the exact weight. The best option that will save you many unnecessary trips to the post office, is to buy a quality scale for weighing inexpensive packages. 4. Shipping Instead of always just stamps or having to run to the post office to send a minor issue, complete the information located at stamps.com where you can print stamps directly from your PC. 5. Post Office free If you use the Priority Mail option through your post office that will provide all your supplies for free. This includes boxes, labels and ribbons. Best of all, they deliver all these supplies directly to your door. Have your local post office or go to USPS.com request mailing supplies. 6. Shipping Destinations sure to consider where they will be delivered to care. You will have buyers from around the world, but you can limit where they will be delivered. Some people prefer to send to the U.S., Canada and European countries while others ship anywhere. The choice is entirely yours, but keep in mind that there are some differences in the way of wrapping the package, the currency exchange, and communication barriers between you and the buyer. 7. Delivery Confirmation Unfortunately, some buyers are trying to say who paid for an item but never received the auction item (s). To the make the shipment, you should consider using delivery confirmation. This service is generally inexpensive and can save a ton, especially if the item (s) is more expensive. Do yourself a favor and put these ideas into action - you'll save time and hassle. Use the time to keep reaching up lists, and view eBay's revenue growth. John Lenaghan offers success tips and many other items on the auction website Adviser online. Visit more ways to improve their buying and selling on eBay.