Shipping costs

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Shipping costs

Postby MM on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:30 am

I have been selling on ebay. Shipping rates are my biggest expense and I can't compete with larger sellers because they get shipping for less than half of what I pay. Any suggestions? I was thinking if a lot of us ship things regularly we could somehow form a shipping co op to save money. It costs me 35 to 65 to ship over night depending on location. I get a lot of orders from CA, and that's usually just over 60 dollars. I see larger operations selling stuff with free shipping for less than I pay for shipping alone. Over night to CA standard cost is about 90 reduced to about 60 for me, but for F and S for example its way less. F and S sold me an item for 15 and shipped it next day from FL for 15 for a total sale of 30 dollars. It costs me 40 just to ship over night to FL.

Any ideas? Anyone else ship stuff regularly? I send two to four shipments out a week at a cost of one to two hundred dollars a week to UPS. That's not enough to get the big discounts.


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Re: Shipping costs

Postby starboard on Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:32 pm

I can help guide you if you like Mark. Pm me for more info.


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