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on 09-01-2013 03:57 PM
Do I have to pay costs of shipping the package through ebay? If so does the post office know? Do I have to purchase sticky paper for package labels?
on 09-01-2013 04:02 PM
If you purchase postage online, you get a discount.
If you print a USPS label, the post office will scan the delivery confirmation
information and ship the item accordingly.
I use standard copier paper to print the labels and tape it to the box.
I tape over the entire label.
The post office says to not tape over the barcode at the bottom.
The only package I had returned to me was not taped over the UPC code
and it was unreadable due to moisture (snow). I now tape over the entire
label and have no returns.
on 09-01-2013 04:30 PM
I agree with all of the above but also would like to say when you buy it through ebay you don't have to come up with all the shipping out of pocket. It takes it off your pay pal account. If you sell quiet a few items at once it is so nice to have it taken from pay pal, it automaticly marks it shipped and puts in tracking for you plus cost a little less......
on 09-01-2013 04:36 PM
You seem to be confused anout how ebay is paid for shipping and the process.
When a buyer purchases from you, the payment for shipping goes directly into your paypal account as part of the total payment. Then you use that money to purchase shipping. Ebay doesn't know or care where you purchase it or how much it costs. If you charge $5 for shipping and the actual cost is more (or less), it makes no difference. You can purchase postage at the post office, through ebay or paypal shipping (the cost for these is immediately taken out of your paypal account), or anywhere you wish.
At the end of your invoice period ebay will send you a bill for everything you owe, and you will pay them then for the ebay fees. There is no "magic" involved in postage payments. You get them in your paypal account and dispurse them as needed.
on 09-01-2013 04:03 PM
it is best to use ebay...post office doesn't need to know..our secret.
you can use label stickers or print then out on paper and glue/tape it on.
ebay labels provide the free tracking so that is a big bonus.....
then you drop them at the post office , or a Box...works the same.....
on 09-01-2013 04:01 PM
No, you do not have to print shipping labels thru Ebay, but you lose a slight discount on shipping and tracking. You can take the item to your post office to ship it if you like. Also, you do not have to have shipping labels. You can use typing paper and tape the label to the package.
on 09-01-2013 04:01 PM
Pay your purchase via eBay since you get discount over the Post Office. I use normal paper and I use 3 strips of 2" tape over the entire label.