Return Shipping Label to Customer Through PayPal

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Return Shipping Label to Customer Through PayPal

Do you have a customer who wants to return an item and you need to pay for the return shipping?  

Tonight my partner in all things eBay really helped me out when I had a customer who needed to return an item.  I am not part of the return process at eBay by choice (since I sell patterns I do not want a lot of returns due to copyright).  It was nearly impossible to figure out how to send the customer a label to return the item to me.  I asked for help on Facebook and Scott came right through.  

If you need to send a return label by PDF form and email to a customer you can log into PayPal and go to this page

Pre Paid Return Label to customer by email 

Change the mailing address for SHIP FROM:  the buyers address for the main reason that this will change the cost of shipping if they are in another zone and you are shipping priority.  

in the SHIP TO: Column on the right fill in your address Preview Changes

Calculate what you know the weight to be since you mailed this to the customer. You can find the amount in eBay shipping or your third party.  Mine was with Stamps.com

You will put in weight, etc 

Hit Continue 

You will see the cost you are being charged.  Press the Pay and Continue button. 

You will then see the button to print label.   Hit Print and there will be a PDF button.  If you are on a Mac it is really easy as it says to mail a PDF to email recipient

If you are on a PC, it is a bit different but make sure you use the PDF. I think it is a link.   

 


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USPS Parcel Select & Standard

So with all the questions of the January 27, 2013 change to Parcel Select and eBay not printing Parcel Select Labels until late March, I get asked about it all the time

My friend Eric Nash at Stamps.com answered many questions on this blog a few days ago. 

The Difference between Parcel Select and Parcel Standard   <———  The article is great.. 

Can I buy Parcel Select at the Post Office?
NO — Parcel Select  can only be purchased online via a PC Postage vendor (such as Stamps.com) or from an authorized USPS business partner.

Can I buy Standard Post (formerly known as Parcel Post) online using Stamps.com?
NO — Standard Post postage can only be purchased at the Post Office.

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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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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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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.

12315dmmflatrate

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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Stamps.com & Why I Use It

Stamps.com No Monthly Fee to eBay Sellers

Yes you heard it … Stamps.com normally charges a monthly fee for this service but as an avid Stamps.com user, I highly recommend using this service over PayPal and eBay shipping for one reason.

It is so fast…. it Rocks

I like stamps.com for many reasons… here they are.. not in any particular order

1. all eBay orders are imported into Stamps.com after they are paid

2. You can add weight and class of shipping quickly

3. You can print all orders at once

4. Stamps.com feeds the tracking info back to eBay

5. You can set up Stamps.com to send a note to your customer with the tracking information

6. You go to the front of the line at the post office and just drop off the packages on the counter

Give it a try at the link below.

I have no association with Stamps.com and am not getting any kickback or anything.  It is just a program I love.

I originally started with Stamps.com a number of years ago and went to Endicia and had so many problems with it so someone suggested going back to Stamps… I did and am so happy I did.

Click here for more info on No Monthly Fees on Stamps.com for eBay sellers

 

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