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What is the best way to buy shipping labels for shipping physical items?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by skinnyboi, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. skinnyboi

    skinnyboi Regular Member

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    Looking to sell on ebay and sell actual physical items that require shipping.

    All my items will be Priority rate flat envelopes just curious as to the best way to pay for postage/shipping labels?

    Use ebay to purchase shipping labels? Suggestions of now tho print the labels? Buy a special printer or how does it work?
     
  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    PayPal offers a free, easy way to manage your shipping needs with a variety of helpful tools - with no hidden fees. Print shipping labels right from your PayPal ...
     
  3. jpmvc

    jpmvc Registered Member

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    If you are a shipping USPS Priority mail you can get tons of FREE supplies from the USPS website. Including flat rate envelopes, boxes etc all delivered to your door for a grand total cost of $0, yup free.

    As for the postage, you can easily buy postage via ebay/paypal and print the label right off the web (saves on postage costs as well versus Retail USPS postage costs).

    As for the labels, you can use paper and cut out the label and tape it on (don't cover the bar code tracking part with tape, or you can use UPS labels (can get those free) or can buy them on ebay etc.

    This should solve most of your issues.
     
  4. Dragn

    Dragn Regular Member

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    I highly suggest getting sticker labels to print your shipping labels on.

    I was using the "print on regular paper and tape to package" method for abotu 3 months, once i got to 5+ items a day it became a pain in the butt, 10-20 items and it became a full job unto itself. 5 minutes per label (pay, print, cut, tape, slap on package) x 10 = an hour of time.

    you can find shipping labels on ebay 800 (400 sheets) for 30ish bucks, TOTALLY WORTH IT. TRUST ME.
     
  5. Dragn

    Dragn Regular Member

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    ive been hearing about this, links please?
     
  6. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    I always bought my labels from ebay. Sheet with 2 on each, sticky. They were always cheaper than any other source. PM me if you want me to show you specifics BIN's. I don't want to promote anyone on ebay here.