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How to Ship Ebay Items Using the Post Office

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After shipping over 10,000 items in the past several years I thought I might be able to help those new to Ebay save money and grow a successful business. I sell mostly smaller items and use First Class and Priority Mail through the Post Office. Any item under 13 ounces can be shipped First Class. To visit my store go to: http://stores.ebay.com/Illinois-Country-Treasures
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Adrian Rodriguez (3 months ago)
I seen a scale at Sams club and used for the Post office. about $25 ..its that what they cost? This is a Royal DG1 postal scale...I know they cost more but I am shipping small stuff. The biggest would be baseball bats.
B. Walker (4 months ago)
Thanks for the bubble wrap tutorial! Both ways is a brilliant plan!
StSubZero (5 months ago)
Is it necessary to use an adhesive label or can one simply tape a paper one onto the package?
drizzyloverful (9 months ago)
where do you get the envelopes??
screenager20 (1 year ago)
where should i send a sold item? i mean i don't wont to send right to my buyer (and also i want to avoid global shipping program). i want to send it to his foreign post address and then the parcel should be taken care of by the buyer's shipping company, right? how do i do it, please help.
kitsurubami (1 year ago)
thank you sir.
Victoria Grace (1 year ago)
Hi, very good video! Quick question and forgive me if it's been asked before: when the prepaid Ebay labels are printed out and put on the packages, if I decided to ship the packages at the post office, can I simply put them in the mail box or would I go to the counter and give my packages over to be shipped? Does it matter?
Victoria Grace (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for the reply, Ernest, very helpful!
Ernest Bontrager (1 year ago)
You can put in your mailbox at the house or give to clerk at the Post Office.
Steve (1 year ago)
How can i ship a goped
All Music Free Music without copyright (1 year ago)
Awesome )O_-( WooW GOOD VIDEO ;)
Clorox Bleach (1 year ago)
You can't leave what you want to sell on eBay in your mailbox for the mailman to pick up? Probably a dumb question but I've never shipped anything in my life and want to start selling on eBay.
Gus Cosinuke (2 years ago)
Thank you! Helpful
Ominous XO (2 years ago)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diamondscale
Egor Lisitsa (2 years ago)
just go to Stodoys webpage and learn how to sell it.
G Tchianga (2 years ago)
After you pay for the label off of ebay and print it, do you just drop it off at the post office with the workers or do you have to pay again at the post office for them to take it.
G Tchianga (2 years ago)
ohh okay thank you
Ejay Agnes (2 years ago)
george the buyer pays for the shipping
DongJun Kim (2 years ago)
Does usps provide you the envelopes? or do you have to buy them yourself?
DongJun Kim (2 years ago)
Ernest Bontrager ah thank you!
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
I buy the white padded envelopes.
Soroosh Ash (2 years ago)
I'm gonna post an electric guitar, what should I do?
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
Too heavy and big for post office. Use UPS or Fedex.
J ALM (2 years ago)
Can you explain that one more time I am from Sweden which post do I use then ?
Kaveer Patel (2 years ago)
So I am a final year Product Design student at Bournemouth University. For my final year project I am looking to design a product that will allow you to create your own custom sized packing box for when you are sending out items that you have sold online. You will be able to change the size of the box you create depending on the size of the item you are sending out. I am currently in the market research phase, and if any of you regularly send out differently sized items and are interested in a product of this nature please get in touch as I'd love to hear from you! This will help me gain a better understanding of the market I am looking to target, and hopefully will go towards designing a better product! Feel free to message me about this if it is of interest to you, or even if you just think it's a great idea! Any feedback would be highly appreciated. Cheers, Kav
YukioTheExorcist (2 years ago)
I don't have a scale, do they have scales to weigh it in the post office?
mr patron (2 years ago)
I get bubble wrap for free.
Java (2 years ago)
How lul
Alrachid (2 years ago)
Thanks, I appreciate the info. I have been researching the reselling business. I love the idea of picking and reselling. This really helped to put into perspective what it's going to cost me to ship.
Draco Jensei (2 years ago)
Label help i hate taping my label. what label is that
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
I buy them on Ebay. 2 labels on a 8 1/2" X 11" paper.
ELTLACUACHITOJR (2 years ago)
And if i dont have a printer ?
ELTLACUACHITOJR (2 years ago)
and the track code ?too
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
Just write the address on the package.
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
yes you can.
ElectroWolf (2 years ago)
+Michael johnson Walmart
Michael johnson (2 years ago)
Where do u get the bubble wrap from?
M K Cruickshanks (2 years ago)
please answer quick ! can I write on the address and post it as a normal parcel at my local post box !?!?
BigBallerIvan (2 years ago)
I don't have that sticker paper
花 † (2 years ago)
+GGScOpEZ We just print the label out on regular paper and use tape.
BigBallerIvan (2 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager do I have to use that ? Or can I glue it or tape it haha
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
Buy some on Ebay.
Krill Bill (2 years ago)
Very informative and to the point. Sincerest thank you
truth betold (2 years ago)
so once you wrap everything do you have to haul it to the post office every day?
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
+truth betold You can have the mail man pick it up at your house.
JooshyBoi (2 years ago)
thanks a lot i'm selling my first item on ebay
Amman Gohar (2 years ago)
Hi, How Big Is The Brown Envelope. Tell Me In Inches
misskrysmayhem (2 years ago)
I am so happy this video is up for us first time eBay-ers! I shipped my first couple of items and definitely paid WAYYYY too much for the items that were easily less than a pound. Thank you for making something that seems so simple even SIMPLER for the ones who are total NOOBS. Can't wait to start saving some $!
Ernest Bontrager (2 years ago)
+misskrysmayhem Thanks Yes, shipping First Class can save you lots of cash!
George Sekonda (3 years ago)
Check out the book 'Product Photography for eBay and Ecommerce' http://www.amazon.com/Product-Photography-Tips-Ebay-Ecommerce-ebook/dp/B00P38DVOG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459022012&sr=1-1&keywords=product+photography
openboxreseller.com (3 years ago)
Hi there, dropping by to let you know great vid! If you don't mind check out my vid as well. I don't want to leave a hyper-link and be rude but it shows how to begin an eBay shop buying and selling from online auctions!
pete smyth (3 years ago)
aint ebay great..they take 10% of your sale price AND shipping cost,then after the buyer pays via paypal,you lose another chunk of change..then you have to shell out for packing,printing labels and then the time it takes to list,take photo's,pack the item,get it posted,deal with questions,slow payers,non-payers,complainers..life's too short.
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+pete smith Yes Ebay takes good care of themselves first.
jordan firth (3 years ago)
What if you don't have anything to wrap it with
Dr. Bunz (3 years ago)
+jordan firth which is why you buy it!
Nini Nini (3 years ago)
Excellent video, I was looking for this. But I have a question. After scale the box and item I type the total and take print out label and prepare my box to take to the post office, do post office control the weight of box again there? and do we have a chance to pay for shipping using PayPal? or I can pay for shipping in post office? sorry just confuse about it. Thank you!
Calvin Huynh (2 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager So, once your item sells, you print the shipping label and just bring it to the post office? That's it? Sorry, I'm new to this. haha
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+Dinazavr Dino You can pay at the post office. You can also set up a PayPal account to pay for your shipping.
Sketchy Comment (3 years ago)
nice video ..................what if i shipped the sold item on a shipping way that is not included in ebay.....for exampl i want to ship the item from the post office in my country (which is not included in ebay shipping ways) what will happen ? imean is that possible?
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Sketchy Comment (3 years ago)
thanks anyways
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+mohamed farouk I am not sure how shipping works in other countries.
David Kitka (3 years ago)
Do you use clear or masking tape, what if there's only duct tape around?
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+David Kitka Use clear packing tape.
SillySilvie (3 years ago)
I'm new to selling online how can I ship a perfume do I wrap it box it and take it to post office to weight what is the safest cheapest way?
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+SillySilvie If it is less than 13 ounces ship it first class via the post office.
Juan Vargas (3 years ago)
Thank you! Great video.
EvasWay (3 years ago)
if i want to send it from another company and i dont use ebay shipping ?
Qidong John Liang (3 years ago)
Very helpful, thanks.
Jason (3 years ago)
Hi Ernie. Starting at the 3:20 mark in this video, you shipped an item via Priority Mail and you charged $6.99. The shipping price listed it as $6.82 to ship to a guy in New York. Did you list the item as calcuated shipping? And if so, how did you increase the amount to $6.99 after the auction was complete? Or did you weigh everything all packed up first, and then figure out how much it would cost to ship the farthest destination from you and just list that as the shipping amount in the auction? Thanks!
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+Nester I now do all free shipping. I estimate the shipping cost and add it to the minimum sales price. Most of my items are first class so I add $4.00 for shipping in my price. Priority is a lot harder to figure.
YR (3 years ago)
This is 5 years after you made this video.... Is there anything you are doing differently or is the process pretty much the same?
Blake Thompson (3 years ago)
best vid evaaaaaa.......
SoluriZe (3 years ago)
Where do you buy those shipping pouches from?
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+SoluriZe esupplystore dot com
nyphonejacks (3 years ago)
6:12 thanks, I put it in sideways and was able to get my 7 or 8 inch item into her 6 inch box ;)
mettaworldwill (3 years ago)
someone's personal shipping address seen in the video gg op
Junior B (3 years ago)
The little truck is cute.
The Nuclear Brony (3 years ago)
Your little truck is cute :)
DEshav2b (3 years ago)
I like your set up and your suggestions for the sticky back labels. The added ideas on the used of extra bubble wrap to protect the bottom was also a practical tip.
Matt Thomas (3 years ago)
Very informative! Thanks for sharing... Another option that may help is Roadie (www.roadie.com) - a peer-to-peer delivery app that is kind of like the Uber for shipping. Check it out!
J-rod ! (3 years ago)
Hey nice video! Few questions here, I don't know much about this stuff. 1. Do you have to use stamps? Or do you just stick the ebay sticker on it and you're good? 2. When you mail it, do you just take it to the post office and stick it in the mail box thing, or do you have to wait in line to give to a person? 3. What's the difference between priority and first class? 4. Can you use a UPS drop off box, or would you have to do something else for them to ship it?
J-rod ! (3 years ago)
Thank you sir! I think I'm ready to start selling now.
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+jthiggs 96 Answer to number 1: You can use stamps or use the built in paypal shipping label on Ebay. 2: If you have the correct postage on package you can just drop it off. 3. First class is only for packages less than 14 ounces. Priority is faster but costs more. 4: You can use USPS not UPS.
YellowSanchez (3 years ago)
what scale did you use in this video
Ernest Bontrager (3 years ago)
+YellowSanchez Just a cheap digital scale from Staples. There are lots of them for sale on Ebay too.
Joshua Tancioco (4 years ago)
How does paying work? Do I give my paypal or something or does it automatically give them the info they need to pay?
Yoory's Life (4 years ago)
and do i have to pay out of my pocket or can i use the money the person sent me
Yoory's Life (4 years ago)
so if am trying to ship it by usps do i have to go to the usps store
DrSouthpole (4 years ago)
Im new to ebay and i want to sell an iphone, i have a box ready but if i do sellit can i just write on the box the buyers address along with my address instead of printing that paper? Also do i put stamps on the box?
DrSouthpole (4 years ago)
Thanks Ernest, that answers everything. Take care!
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+DrSouthpole Yes you can write the addresses on the box.  You then need to take package to the post office to have it weighed.
Devon Phax (4 years ago)
i live in holland but does it matter with the printing label?
GravityPlays (4 years ago)
do i need a printer for shipping labels or can i get one from the post office
Myreverlation (4 years ago)
Cool Thanks Where On Ebay Do I Go To Mark It As Shipped?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
No if you use PayPal then you have to print label with your printer. If you pay at post office then go to eBay and mark item as shipped.
Myreverlation (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Will Ebay Give Me A Problem For This Cause When The Item Sold There Is Now A Screen Saying Pay For Postage...? And Can I Pay Somehow With Paypal And Have THat Postage Waiting For Me At The Post Office?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
Just write buyers address on package and pay postage at the post office.
Myreverlation (4 years ago)
+GravityPlays Thanks I'm Having The Same Thing? I'm A First Time Seller On Ebay. And There Telling Me To Pay The Money To Create My Label. But I Dont Have Any Ink. Can I Just Ignore It And Make A Label With A Pen And Send It To The Buyer? And If I Do Ignor That How Will It Work Then? Will I Get In Trouble By Ebay Cause I Didnt Pay Right There? AND IS THERE A WAY TO HAVE THE POST OFFICE PRINT IF FOR ME?
Rain Andfog (4 years ago)
Very helpful video ~ thanks very much!
Bonamana gee gee baby baby (4 years ago)
One thing I wonder about shipping on eBay is when paying the postage on eBay and then printing the label shipping, taping it on the parcel and then you take the parcel to the post office, or leave it before your home to the carrier, or give it to the carrier directly when he comes. Do you go to the post office to pay postage?
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John Plumley (1 year ago)
Bonamana gee gee baby baby IM HOMOSEXUAL, CAN I STILL SELL ON EBAY?!?!?
Nada TechChase (3 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager do i need a label if i use stamps? Do I need stamps if i use a label? When to use stamps???!
Bonamana gee gee baby baby (3 years ago)
are you sure? could you do it without printer?
88GmG (4 years ago)
+Bonamana gee gee baby baby So you can't approximate weight? Because if it's heavier, they won't ship it and return it to you since you pay for less weight? I thought you could approximate weight and then loose or gain slighty money from the shipping... So I need to go to the post office, weight my package and pay to them if I don't have a scale?
Rafael Mendoza (4 years ago)
is it cheaper If i make my own boxes for the items. or is it worth it to just get the boxes from USPS. i am really trying to ship the cheapest way. would this way work?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Rafael Mendoza I don't now how you could get boxes cheaper than free!
PanchoRATM182 (4 years ago)
Can you use a priority box for first class shipping?
PanchoRATM182 (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Alright thanks!
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+PanchoRATM182 No, Priority boxes can only be used for priority shipping.
Chrysanthemum 7 (4 years ago)
Where do you get the box and the envelopes?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Chrysanthemum 7 boxes are free at the post office and envelopes I get at esupply dot com.
Punisher96 (4 years ago)
Bro im trying to sell a belt and it comes with the box , its my first time so i dont know anything, the box lenght is as big as my hand , from my wrist to my fingertips i have a skinny hand, and height is a little more than half way from my middle finger, How should i Shipp this ?? PLEASE HELP
Punisher96 (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager ok thank you (:
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Punisher96 If it weighs less than 14 ounces ship it first class.
Romulus Gheorghe (4 years ago)
  With Canada Post this sizing template for Light Parcels could help: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/216076222/new-lettermail-template-mail-guide
BrownNinja (4 years ago)
Hey Ernest, I'm new to eBay and I was wondering if you could help me out with something
Linda Jackson (4 years ago)
Does shipping in a poly mailer count as media shipping?? Or media shipping is just for your own boxes??
I Am Happy And I Deserve It (4 years ago)
what if u dont have the weight measurement?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Linda Palomar Media mail is for books, cd's and dvd's.
LokiCraZe (4 years ago)
Can a 16 year old sell things on ebay? How can i get past the shipping part if possible? I know my parents can help me with the selling and stuff but i don't know about the shipping. I really want to start at a young age and save up money and this is a great way.
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Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
Yes just write the buyers name on package and take to post office and pay them for postage.
LokiCraZe (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Is an ebay shipping label basically a postage stamp?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+LokiCraZe Yes you can sell on Ebay. Shipping is not hard. There are a lot of YouTube videos that can show you how. Good luck. I have sold over 10,000 items and it is a lot of fun.
Daniel Keaton (4 years ago)
If you don't mind my asking, how is the packaged truck in the video under 3/4" thickness per the shipping size requirements for large parcel shipping? This is what I read on USPS' informational page:  Size Requirements: Height: 12" max. Length: 15" max. Thickness: 3/4" max.
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Daniel Keaton As long as it is no more than 13 ounces I have never had a problem.
Yo Dude (4 years ago)
I need a suggestion, how do I ship iphone cables they only weigh 0.9 oz like this:  http://www.iphoneinstyle.com/images/product_images/accessories/additional_images/13956/large/1.jpg   do you have an idea what is cheapest way to ship it, or can I just use envelope or letter on usps? please need info help thanks
Nuance6 (4 years ago)
where do u buy the special envelop? post office sells it?
Nuance6 (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager thnks for responding much appreciated
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Nuance6 esupplystore dot com
Nath Cruz (4 years ago)
Hey Ernest I have a flat rate box and I got them online for free! Can I just ship it like that with the label and leave it in my mailbox?? Thanks please answer
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Nath Cruz Yes most mail carriers will pick up from your home.
Adewale Adeoye (4 years ago)
God bless you!
Meriea Williams (4 years ago)
thx for the help Erine ;)
MaAkoor (4 years ago)
Hi I have a question :)  How do you ship a GPU(graphics card)?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Black Division If it is less than 13 ounces then I would send it first class.
Gaming Gals (4 years ago)
Can you just post it through the red postbox
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+junior bell Yes if you have the proper postage on it.
joseph guerrero (4 years ago)
Im a new ebay seller. I am planning on selling some of my ps3 games but i don't know what to do. Can you help me?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+joseph guerrero Take a picture of item then list it and when it sells ship it. There are a lot of good videos on YouTube on how to do each of these. Good luck selling!
Elvito101 (4 years ago)
Ernest, I would like to know if there are stores (like the online store you use ) for getting bubble wrap, envelopes, etc that are actual stores and not online? Another question: if I want to ship something in a box. Do I get the box from the post office?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
Sure your local post office can do that. Just take the buyers address with you. Then pay at post office for shipping.
Buffelz (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Nice video Ernest, When someone buys something where do you print the shipping label from ? and how does the buyer pay for shipping? like once they buy your product including shipping, is there an automatic label you can print out?(Im new to selling on Ebay)
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Elvito101 Most Post Offices have the flat rate priority boxes for free. Most office supply stores carry bubble wrap and envelopes. Also Walmart carries some supplies too.
Jericho Pascua (4 years ago)
Can you please make a tutorial on how to return ebay item ? I bought a genuine earpod and the right side is not working . I email'd the seller and he said return it they will replace a new one but I don't know how to mail the earpod back to him .
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+King Luffy Just put it back in package and write the sellers name and address on it and take it to your local post office.
New ChannelSameName (4 years ago)
i can print the label and bring it to the post office with my item and buy the box and things i need there correct? the low flat rate shipping at the post office i just wast sure if they reqiured me to have a box or not
New ChannelSameName (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager ok thank you
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Tyler Gazzano You need to know the total weight of the package before you print the label.
davidrihno (4 years ago)
If i am shipping 1 case im supposed to use first class mail and im suppose to be using poly mailers can i put the poly mailers in my mail box?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+davidrihno Ist class needs to weigh less than 13 Ounces. Yes you can put poly mailers in mail box.
Boy Wonder (4 years ago)
I am a new seller on eBay. I just made my first sale. Is there a receipt I have to put in the packing.
Boy Wonder (4 years ago)
Okay thanks
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+Ryan King I don't send a paper receipt with the item. If the buyer needs a receipt they can print out their own on Ebay.
Stewie Griffin (4 years ago)
everything i buy that comes in a cardboard box i keep the box so i dont have to waste money my room looks like a pigs pen because of how many boxes i have but i still need more boxes because i have more items than boxes remove the spaces this is my ebay w w w . ebay . com/usr/yongma112
Chukni Chukni (4 years ago)
What is the print label.
ItsSigmaa (4 years ago)
So, usually USPS charges to add labels correct? If I add a label, they will not charge me for it? Because last time I went to USPS and got charged 17 dollars to ship 3 video games which was ridiculously expensive.
MyJojo2013 (4 years ago)
I have more questions cuz i am completely new to ebay and that online shipping. i have more than 50 small stuffs like jewelry,postcard and etc.when i calculate shipping by post office site or calculator at ebay the price is still significant (10-12$) for less than 500grams. people wont buy my items when they see it is not a free shipping and i do not have any business to negotiate about price. Is there any way to cut shipping costs by post office? I mean when an item worth 8$ but i have to pay 10$ for its shipment so what is the point in selling it? any advice?
Denya2k (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Printing the label costs money? Is it okay if i write the adress myself? How does the tracking number get to ebay? 
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+MyJojo2013 I try to keep the weight under 13 ounces so I can ship First Class. Then your cost is only $2.-$3.00 per item. Good luck selling!
Sofia Valdez (4 years ago)
Okay..so I'm a beginner at the whole ebay thing and I absolutely have no knowledge when it comes to shipping- I've never shipped one thing in my life. So I know nothing about the boxes or anything like that.  I have listed four different items. On all of them, I just let ebay calculate the shipping cost. The thing is though, I never even put in the dimensions, they just appeared- did ebay recognize my product and fill in all that information? My product is a backpack and supposedly it weights 1-2 pounds, is 12x9x4 and for the 'type' it has selected "Package (or thick envelope)" I mean, I don't even know if these measurements are even accurate- where did they even come from? I'm so confused right now. Anyways, my shipping cost is supposedly "$5.80- $11.50 (varies by buyer's location)" and for the service it has selected 'USPS Priority mail (1-3 business days)" Okay...so then what kind of box or package or whatever am I supposed to buy to put the backpack in...what if the shipping cost actually ends up being much more than ebay calculated? Sorry, I probably sound so dumb- but I am when it comes to this whole shipping thing. Like I said, I've never shipped anything in my life before, or even gone to the postal office. I'm pretty much clueless in this area. Thanks so much if you can help.  If you want to see my products and the backpack itself my username is vald.sofi Once again, I didn't input the measurements for ANY of my products- they just somehow appeared. Also...how could the shipping possibly cost $5.80 for any location if the priority mail medium box (which I would need for a backpack right?) costs $12?  If someone could just give me clear instructions or a guide or something on what exactly I'm supposed to do, you'd be a life saver!! Hopefully before anyone actually buys my products.
cyc7lops (4 years ago)
Thank you Ernie; this was incredibly helpful.  I've been looking for this type of video for months without success.  There are some other shipping vids out there, but yours is the best and covers all the bases.  Showing us how to wrap and providing visuals of the supplies was exactly what I was looking for. I perused the first screen of questions and didn't see anything about the scale, so I do have one question.  The scale can be expensive, and I want to purchase the right kind.  What brand/model of scale do you have, what is the range (min/max) of pounds it weighs, about how much did it cost, do you recommend a seller, and does it cover all your weighing needs? Thank you!
cyc7lops (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Thanks Ernie, I appreciate your time.
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+cyc7lops You can buy an electronic scale on Ebay or office supply store. Mine goes to 3 pounds. I use a manual type scale for heavier items up to 20 pounds.
Sharon B. (4 years ago)
Where do you get your bubble wrap and envelopes
Sharon B. (4 years ago)
Thank you
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
esupplystore dot com
NovusApparel (4 years ago)
Do you need a scale to weight the item every time you ship ?
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
+NovusApparel Yes. If you print your own labels you need to know the weight of the package.
Hatenigga (4 years ago)
Can I throw the package in that blue thingy for the mail ?
Oscar Rojas (4 years ago)
So let's say I listed a hoodie and it was sold for 20 and then shipping on ebay was 5 then after it sells I will have 20 plus 5 just for shipping so I print the label that shipping would be for 5 and then put it on the package, when I go to the postal office would I just tell them to ship it and then they wouldn't charge me since it comes with the $5 shipping label?
Pistol Pete (4 years ago)
well if you are talking about ACTUAL shipping price of the item then yes, you could definitely do that. Now, if you charged a FIXED cost, then you will need to make sure that it is the same as the ACTUAL shipping price, or more. Just use a shipping calculator to find the out the right amount.
David Magana (4 years ago)
Can u buy the postage at a kiosk or post office
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
You can buy postage at the Post Office.
Jailene (4 years ago)
So if you dont have a label just write the address on the box?? Can they see that? & can you just give it to the mail man to take to the post office?
Jailene (4 years ago)
Ok thank you so much
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
Yes just write address on box. You have to take package to Post Office and pay them for shipping cost.
MobileDecay (4 years ago)
You mean you don't throw items in with no protection and then when they show up damaged and the seller leaves negative feedback you troll him and call him a bunch of names? Lol. I should probably send this video to almost every eBayer i buy stuff from. I hate when i have to use eBay. Last time i received a damaged item i apparently was a perfectionist because i expected the seller to include protection for the item instead of him throwing it in an old paper envelope. I am such a scumbag! =(
MobileDecay (4 years ago)
+Ernest Bontrager Yup it's always good if the items never come back to you. :)
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
I know bubble wrap is expensive but broken items are too. Thanks for watching my video.
Ol' Dirty Diego (4 years ago)
what if i do not have a printer? how can i send the package?
Ol' Dirty Diego (4 years ago)
ok thank you!
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
Just write the buyers address on the package and take to local post office.
Andrew Culhane (4 years ago)
I am trying to sell sports cards in quantities of 10-15 but with the casing i put them in to safely ship they become very bulky. I was wondering if you have any ideas to help me ship them and maintain a worthwhile profit.
Cody Germino (4 years ago)
Thank you so much!
Cody Germino (4 years ago)
Hello, I was wondering when you weigh an item do you weigh the envelope, item and bubble wrap, or just the item and the envelope? I'm pretty sure it's a dumb question. I'm just trying to cover all my bases.
Ernest Bontrager (4 years ago)
Yes you weigh the envelope, item and bubble wrap. You need to have the total weight of the package and then round up to next ounce to cover the weight of the label.