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Photo Tent for Mobile Listings

I was really excited today to find a great Mobile tent that is small, compact and perfect for listing on eBay with the mobile devices.  Only to find out it was from my friend Scott Henshaw.

Photo Tent for Mobile Listing on eBay

Photo Tent for Mobile Listing on eBay

Check out the great deal. Free USA Shipping.

 Mobile Tent for Listing on eBay.


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Flipping Thrift

Many of you know me for selling needlework on eBay. You have to sell a lot of patterns to make money so a few years ago I started looking for unique items to flip… (as in flipping houses).  I started going to my local thrift store and headed right for the needlework section and would purchase old kits and patterns.  I was worried if I bought other things that I would lose customers to my needlework store.  I decided I needed to start making more money so I branched out, got out of my comfort zone and Thank God I did.  I now sell Coffee Mugs, Hawaiian Shirts, flat ware and about anything I can to make money.  Get out of that zone you know and do research.  Yes, everyday I walk by items I could make money on because I don’t know that market.   Get to know those.. One of the best places to find out what sells for what is by visting two of my dearest friends Jason and Bryan at Thrifting with the Boys.

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Thrifting With the Boys Facebook Group

 


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Ask Cindy: Seller Protection International

Kim asked tonight if she is covered if she ships international with first class package by USPS.

Kim you have to have proof of delivery such as a delivery confirmation. Easy in the US if you ship online and get free delivery confirmation with First Class and Priority packages.

Much harder internationally.

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You hear people say all the time that you can ONLY get delivery confirmation with Express.  I went to the USPS website tonight and this is what they have on their site.

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So as I ship a $300.00 order tomorrow to the customer in Russia (0 Feedback and brand new buyer on eBay)  I will not only be praying but I will be using the signature confirmation on the service that works for seller protection.

I will keep you posted.

I hope this helps Kim and thanks for stopping by my blog.

 

 


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Bulk Edit New Shipping on eBay

I am worried that many of you have not edited your shipping charges if you offer flat rate international first class package or parcel shipping, (including me). I am right there with you. I figured I would do it tomorrow night.  

Bulk editing on eBay has become so wonderful.  If you have not tried it recently and you remember the old clunky format, you are in for a treat.  

Go to your active listings

I will cover flat rate priority envelopes first since they are going from $12.95 to $19.95 in Canada and from $16.95 to $23.95 worldwide.

Let’s say you have 25 coffee mugs that you ship FOMO method by putting in a flat rate padded envelope and ship.  If you have categories (store owners) go to that category if not in active listings type in coffee or mug

Highlight those listings and hit edit editalllistings

A new screen will pop up with columns

Hit this same Edit button on left of the listings and select all

Select Edit then  select shipping international editinternational

a new screen will pop up editbulk2013

For For Priority Flat Rate Envelopes you will change it all here.  Edit in Bulk   Flat (not calculated)  you can do your Canada and add another service for worldwide.  

Save and submit.  All have been saved. 

You can do the same technique if you offer a flat rate on items that are a flat fee per item that you ship first class… do the steps I suggested such as breaking into categories of if you know the weight of each highlight those.  Follow the steps for First Class International and you are done. 

 

 

 


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Priority International USPS Increase

I talked about the Priority Flat Rate International rates going up quite a bit on the 27th of January last week in my blog.

The good news for other international Priority is it is a slight increase.

Make sure you have your Flat Rate International Envelopes and Boxes Fixed in your shipping on eBay!  If you have calculated shipping on eBay, it will automatically fix on January 27th.  If you have $16.95 for flat rate, fix by Sunday to $23.95

note that International Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are MORE expensive than mailing by weight if 4-pounds or under so mail these items First Class if possible.

Priority International USPS January 27, 2013

Priority International USPS January 27, 2013


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USPS First Class International Parcel + 60% Increase

I wrote last week about the changes to the USPS shipping service for International First Class Parcel that is coming on January 27th.  

I think the biggest shock is going to be mailing packages to Canada for most sellers.  

Most of the first class international packages are going to be going up at least 60%  Yep Sixty percent..  Remember you will get delivery confirmation on many first class to Canada for free (you pay for it, believe me). The post office has been secretive about what exactly will be “Select”.  I have made a form below to give you an idea of the difference.  Check back tomorrow for Priority Prices. 

Note:  this is online prices if you use Stamps.com, eBay Shipping, PayPal Shipping, etc.   If you go to the counter you will pay more.  

First Class International Price Changes 2013

First Class International Price Changes for Parcels (not Flat) 2013  Comparisons to Current 2013

 


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What is Hot in Cross Stitch?

I have never had a cross stitch pattern that has been so popular.  These three little witches have taken the world by storm…

It helps to be one of the only people on eBay to carry this design by Lettie. of The Needle’s Notion.  These little ladies are called Bewitching Trio. Lettie has also designed three Alphabet Dolls with the same look in Colonial Dresses

Bewitching Trio Cross Stitch Pattern

Bewitching Trio Cross Stitch Pattern

Get the pattern Bewitching Trio here at our eBay Store Stitchery X-Press

 


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2013 International USPS Increases

On January 27, 2013 the United States Post Office mailing prices will be going up.  Domestic (USA and territories) is pretty standard for increases in the past.

Where I noticed the Drastic Change is in International.  Priority Flat Rate is HUGE!

Priority Flat Rate Envelopes to Canada was $12.95. It will go to $19.95  

Other international Flat Rate Priority Envelopes will go from $16.95 to $23.95

First Class:

Countries are broken up into regions for first class

  • Group 1 (Canada)
  • Group 2 (Mexico)
  • Group 3 – 5 (Eastern Asia, Europe, and Australia)
  • Group 6 – 9 (Western Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, and New Zealand)

I ship a great deal of large flat envelopes first class internationally.

January 27, 2013 I will be paying the following rates: (This is online rates)  Rates at the USPS Counter are higher.

Here are some more International Changes

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First Class Mail International is being renamed First Class Package Service International and is being transferred to the “competitive product list” which allows the mail class to be eligible for Commercial Base pricing (online rate discounts).

2013 rates are seeing a significant increase, with rates increasing as much as 60% for packages that weigh up to 1 lb

Make sure you get all adjustments to shipping internationally done  on eBay, Etsy, and your business website.

If you want to dig deeper into pricing, grab the whisky and visit the USPS new prices here

January 2013 USPS Increases

A quick glance at the changes

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IPad Listing on eBay

I list almost 100%  of my listings either on my IPad4, IPad Mini or My IPhone.  I know Geek…  I want to tell you that the eBay Mobile team listens.  They are marvelous about getting back to users of the Apps with issues and answer questions quickly

I will be doing some videos in the future on listing with each app.  Stay tuned.

I have so many MINOR issues of wants that I request from the Mobile team but I really would like to have store Categories.

I would love to hear what your concerns are with eBay Mobile.


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Flat Rate is Pricing not Thickness

Flat Rate Priority Envelopes… Is it Flat Rate Pricing or does it mean it has to be Flat?

Flat Rate Priority Envelopes means it is the same price to mail a package anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico and Territories including FPO/APO for around $5.00

It can be any thickness as long as the envelope has not be reshaped by cutting it … actually read the DMM here

This is 123 1.5 of the DMM for USPS.

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If it fits, it ships.   UP TO 70 lbs.

You can print off the DMM from the USPS website.  Copy 123 1.5 and take to the post office if you have postal clerks that don’t know the postal regulations.

 


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