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Kit & Caboodles (3 days ago)
This was very helpful. I wrote down 2 pages of notes, and now I am going to get these supplies you suggested. I also have to shop for a printer. I have been going to the post office, using the kiosk or standing in line, waiting 20 minutes, only to be snapped at from post office workers who have made shipping a nightmare. Never again will I deal with that. It is time to know what I am doing and make it organized, efficient and cost effective. The post office incident I went through yesterday made me so angry I had to take control back. For real tho, some of those post office workers must hate being alive. They are downright mean and nasty to customers. For real.
Raiken Profit (2 days ago)
Best of luck getting it figured out and working on it! It really can make a huge difference in both cost and time. I'm sorry you have had to deal with some mean workers!
Tammie Khula (4 days ago)
Thanks so much for this video! I'm completely new on Ebay and shipping from home is the one I don't know how to do. I'm doing it the old fashion way until I get to know what I'm doing for shipping at home. Ordered my shipping items. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
Raiken Profit (4 days ago)
Best of luck, Tammie! It does have a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you will see it's easy!
Frankie Rangel (6 days ago)
So I can put the shipping label and the item in my mailbox and they package my item at the post office ? Or do I need to ha e it already packaged in my mailbox ?
Frankie Rangel (5 days ago)
Raiken Profit sorry man one more question Does the box have to be the size from its recommendation from eBay or can it be a little bigger or smaller ? And from staples not from here ?
Raiken Profit (6 days ago)
It needs to be packaged.
the.mando (10 days ago)
Why does your Amazon look different?
Raiken Profit (10 days ago)
The dashboard is constantly changing.
ROCHDI C. (13 days ago)
6:57 Dude I'm trying to ship Rocks and Gems ._.
ROCHDI C. (12 days ago)
@Raiken Profit Dude! I learned a lot from your video, thanks for making it.
Raiken Profit (12 days ago)
Sorry, man!
Veni Vidi Vici (21 days ago)
15-20 items? I never had that. Max was 4 orders a day sometimes. I revamped my listings hoping to get more traffic into my store.
Veni Vidi Vici (20 days ago)
Raiken Profit 21 currently. A few items sold early this month and some of my items have quantity. pctech007 is my eBay if you want to check it out.
Raiken Profit (21 days ago)
I'm sorry you haven't reached that. It's a numbers game really. How many items do you have total in your store?
Veni Vidi Vici (21 days ago)
What’s wrong with scotch tape?
Veni Vidi Vici (20 days ago)
Raiken Profit I had no issue with the heavy duty tape from their line up. Granted I switched brands recently to try out something. Same heavy duty quality.
Raiken Profit (21 days ago)
It won't hold well enough to be used to close boxes, and can damage products when used for that.
Veni Vidi Vici (22 days ago)
One rule of thumb. USPS is VERY picky about priority mail. But remember, if you use the P label, you can use any box and not just priority mail box. What funny is I had a small priority mail box and I had a item to ship to a buyer on eBay. They paid for first class so I slapped a F label on the priority mail box. I almost got away with it but the clerk said this is the wrong label. So I said ok I didn't know and drove back home and used a regular box for first class. That was when I was new to selling. It's been a long time I have not shipped priority mail since they jacked up the prices. Great video man!
Veni Vidi Vici (21 days ago)
Raiken Profit Yeah its crazy 😂 But she was nice about it and I left and got another box vs paying for one.
Veni Vidi Vici (21 days ago)
Raiken Profit I use USPS for some of my items. It’s soooo rare I use priority mail. I mostly use First Class, Media Mail and Parcel select/Retail ground.
Raiken Profit (21 days ago)
Too bad that pesky mail person caught you🤣 Haha Thanks for watching and sharing🙂
Rhyne Pascual (27 days ago)
Great video, thanks for the info!
Boam Boam (1 month ago)
sounds like ur in a tunnel
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
Sorry about that!
AskMeToFast - VeronicaMesser (1 month ago)
I don't know if it has been mentioned but at Min 13:49. The Padded priority flat rate envelope I think is the one i have seen being talked about. Ok so I have seen where they will put something fragile in a box first and wrapped safely and then they would put that little box inside this envelope. So that nothing gets damaged.
O. Ali (1 month ago)
Thank you so much 😊 🙏
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
Thanks for w a tching!
joe pish (1 month ago)
I grab mine out of my local Taco Bell Cardboard dumpster. Free!! Scores!!
Crimson Cruloc (1 month ago)
I've got several items saved for listing and I'm researching the shipping aspect now....never sold on ebay before so I have no idea.
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
Best of luck working through it!
Daisy Ann (1 month ago)
Probably a stupid question, but do you weigh the item with or without the box?
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
Weigh it with packaging so you know the final overall weight.
James Pearce (1 month ago)
Is there a UK equivalent to get free postal shipping supplies?
Melodee Lucido (1 month ago)
This helps a LOT!! My question is are you using cubic shipping? There seems to be a buzz about it. Thank you Steve
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
Cubic works well for larger items that don't fit in standard sized boxes. For regular items just use USPS and the cheapest method available for the size and weight of your item.
Valencia Villanueva (1 month ago)
I be selling clothing.. can u please help me..what can I used to ship my items. A plastic bag or box..? I'm so confused..
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
You can use a poly bag or box.
CashReggieNoise (1 month ago)
THANK YOU
Marilee Fields (1 month ago)
Very helpful
A V (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for this walkthrough! Very practical information--my one wish would be if there was some sort of spreadsheet/table breakdown on some of this information, but I intend on developing one of my own per your recommendation of developing a systematic approach. I just ordered a LOT of different boxes from USPS to tinker with and get me started, and I also just purchased about $160 in shipping supplies, labels, scale, and thermal printer. I'm so excited, I've been interested in starting a new hobby now that I'm graduating from my MBA and finally will have free time again. I'm really excited about getting into reselling on eBay to start, and then working towards Amazon, Craigslist, Facebook, etc. So many awesome channels on YouTube for gathering info, and you've definitely gained a new subscriber. Thanks again! Cheers!
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
Thanks so much! Best of luck working out your system and getting it into place. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't work right the first time, systems have to be adjusted as inventory grows sometimes.
Jessica Rosas (1 month ago)
Thank you, helped so much.
Raiken Profit (1 month ago)
I'm glad! Thanks for watching😁
cubomania3 (1 month ago)
Question -- Does anyone think offering only Priority Mail a bad idea ? Rather than having to go to the bloody post office a lot ? Because you can't schedule package pick up with your mail carrier for free if you've only got 1st class mail going out. And some days might be like that. Or perhaps,many days. If all you have is 1st class going out you can't schedule a pick up for free unless there's also Priority packages the mailman is picking up for you. Or is that going to turn customers off because shipping for less than a pound is going to be higher with Priority ? In my case, I can't guarantee I'll be free to make the trip to a post office because often 2 days in a row or even more will go batshit with other things that interfere with my time... so I feel like I'm safer scheduling pick ups with Priority because they will ALWAYS be picked up - unlike the 1st Class packages.
Yzabeaux1 (2 months ago)
Can you kindly elaborate more on the term "regional" & "far away?"
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
You can look on the USPS site to see the regions I talk about, they have basically broken the USA into different areas to base shipping on.
Greenspud Trades (2 months ago)
I get clobbered on shipping cost. That $7.25 priority mail cost really hurts the price I can list things for. Any way to get the shipping overall cost down?
Greenspud Trades (2 months ago)
@Raiken Profit I always do use the calculated shipping option, but that's difficult if I'm selling something that other sellers are selling for the same price with free shipping. I have to discount my item to be competitive. Many businesses seem to have some kind of negotiated rate (usually with UPS or FedEx) that's cheaper than the standard Priority Mail cost.
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
Anything lightweight can go first class, or you can try calculated shipping and making the buyer pay the costs.
Radsan (2 months ago)
Hi Steve. What box(s) do I use if it's cheaper to ship through FedEx? Thanks.
Radsan (2 months ago)
@Raiken Profit As usual Steve, thanks, you're a big help. Keep up the awesome vids my man!
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
You can source FedEx packaging, go to one of their stores to have it packaged, or use undlbranded boxes from the local big box store.
Patrick Zweygardt (2 months ago)
How about a 20 ft HDMI cable? Poly bag or small padded envelope. USPS website is telling me shipping is going to be 8 bucks. I'm like wtf.
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
I would go with the padded, just in case. Then you don't have to worry so much about the tips getting twisted or crushed, or the wire getting as easily bent.
Carlos Hueramo-silva (2 months ago)
What about shipping car bumpers that cant be bent?
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
I would suggest FedEx or a specialty shipping service.
mia zoey (2 months ago)
i ship all shoes below sz 11, in the priority mail flat rate tyvek envelope to anywhere domestically for 8.00. I used to try to figure it out b region - and use shoeboxes. much easier and simplified with this envelope. however environmentally, its not good. i wish the post office would come up with an earth friendlier version. If its size 12 above or boots, iuse usps medium flat rate box.
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tip, Mia! More environmentally conscious products for shipping would be nice. USPS is probably worried about driving the costs up.
Denise MaGee (2 months ago)
The regional boxes are a misnomer. On a region A box, you pay for 2lbs of shipping weight to the zone of the zip code (so it can go across country), but the actual weight in the box can be up to 15 lbs. The regional B box, you pay for 4 lbs of shipping weight and the actual weight can go up to 20 lbs. There are 2 sizes to each box and can be a very good deal, but you have to check to see which option is going to work best for you. It definitely should be named something less confusing though.
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
I didn't know that was exactly how they worked. Thanks for the tip! They really should make them a little more user friendly😂
Judy Carney (2 months ago)
Thanks for the informative video. My question is about taking your packages to the Post Office for shipping...do you lug all your boxes into the PO lobby or do you take them to the back door? Just how do you handle?
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Judy! You can actually schedule pick up that make it much easier.
Rosko Garcia (2 months ago)
So a scan gun is not needed for selling on eBay?
Rosko Garcia (2 months ago)
@Raiken Profit awesome Man thanks i think I'll get myself one when i start this journey. Thanks for the video it was extremely helpful.
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
It's not needed,but it is extremely helpful! It will allow you to source much faster👍🏻
Chemsick (2 months ago)
love the vid but im halfway through and your way too into these boxes lol
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
🤣 Sorry, I get carried away sometimes!
Debi Jacobson (2 months ago)
Just listed my first item on Ebay!! Really hope I didn't screw up. Thank you for this video!
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
I'm sure it's fine! Keep listing and learning 😁 Best of luck, Debi!
Marcia Griffith (2 months ago)
Wow, I am so happy that I found this video, I am just taking notes because I am getting my stuffs ready to start, what about a camera?
Marcia Griffith (2 months ago)
Raiken Profit thank you so much, one more question? What’s the best printer can I buy, I don’t want anything expensive. Lol
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
The camera on your phone will work perfectly fine when you are starting out🙂👍🏻
judy sucre (2 months ago)
What is the best way to send crystal stones?
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
Protect them with a lot of bubble wrap and put them in a box or poly mailer.
Mitchell Taylor (2 months ago)
How do I get free shipping label so I can ship large letters for free please help
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
You can't really ship anything for free. Everything weighs something, so it costs something to ship.
Henry Flores (2 months ago)
New sub ... good video brother, keep them coming.
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
Thanks for joinging, Henry!
Antank (2 months ago)
starts at 4:00
Passive Income Nation (2 months ago)
Thanks for the great shipping tips!
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching😊
Crazy WHITE BOY (2 months ago)
is usps first class up to 13 oz or 16??.. the website says 13oz
Raiken Profit (2 months ago)
The website does say 13oz now.
Donna Millican (3 months ago)
Tools needed--a commercial desktop tape dispenser. I find it so much easier than a hand-held. Amazon has them.
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
Which one do you prefer?
J Diaz (3 months ago)
Thank you very much this video helped so much!
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
So glad to hear! Thanks for watching!
Ernesto Cazares (3 months ago)
You should make a vid on USPS classes.
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
I mention them in a few different videos, but with the rates changing its hard to make one that will stay relevant. You can go to USPS.com and find out all about rates, classes and sizes allowed!
Ernesto Cazares (3 months ago)
Dude I've been doing it wrong the whole time.
The Gaming Gentleman (3 months ago)
How can I ship small keychains?
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
Poly mailers!
Daris Price (3 months ago)
What if I am just trying to sell cards?
Daris Price (3 months ago)
@Raiken Profit Pokemon cards
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
What kind of cards?
Jay (3 months ago)
Is there any software or app available to show and compare carriers and prices for the cheapest shipping? Thanks.
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
Shipgooder is a real-time shipping rate comparison site.
oshaylinux (4 months ago)
Thanks for the tips,
Raiken Profit (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Oshaylinux!
asainareasome (4 months ago)
Hey, Steve thanks for the info it’s was great. I have a question to ask. When I measure the size for shipping do I measure the product or the box the product will be in to ship? Thanks!
asainareasome (3 months ago)
thanks!
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
You will measure the product to figure out what it will fit in. You will then input the final overall size of the box or package it is in.
Spook (4 months ago)
This don't make no sense. Too many repetitive words
Hank Wu (4 months ago)
super helpful, thanks!
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Hank!
New England Flips (4 months ago)
Thank you so much, this video helped a lot.
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
Glad to hear that, Greg. Appreciate you!
Nessa H (4 months ago)
Love the video but I still have a question. When it comes to shipping funko pops, what type of box should I use? Is it a flat rate box or something else? Also do I have to weigh the item? Any help is appreciated
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
All of your shipping should be based on weight and distance. Ship in a box that fits the item snuggly, with protective wrapping when and where necessary. Flat rate is usually only good for awkwardly sized items, or things that weigh less than 60 lbs, but more than 5 lbs.
V.J. Morrison (4 months ago)
Thank you for these awesome videos! I’m guessing we can’t use a PO Box for return addresses with eBay or Amazon and the physical location mailbox stores are so expensive... I’m leery of anyone knowing our personal home address. I truly appreciate anyone’s solution and feedback! Thanks!
V.J. Morrison (4 months ago)
Raiken Profit Thanks!
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching! I don't believe there is anything that says you can not use a PO Box for a return address.
Peace Maker (4 months ago)
I got a PayPal account after I got an eBay account. How do I know they are connected and that my buyers can access that option successfully?
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
Go to your account settings on eBay and make sure they are linked. You have to manually link them.
Randy Barreda (4 months ago)
Can u just get the box at the post office or do you have to order it
Raiken Profit (4 months ago)
Post offices do have boxes available, you can even order from them online at USPS.com. They may not have every size you need, but you can check places like Walmart or Home Depot as well!
kevin thompson (5 months ago)
Great vid
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Kevin!
Drew Peters (5 months ago)
What about first class shipping?
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
It's a great way to ship lightweight products!
Michele Rok (5 months ago)
Great content! What apps/tools do you recommend to help with the operation of reselling online? Thanks
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Thanks, Michele! You can find a full list here: https://kit.com/raikenprofit/my-current-supplies-i-use-in-my-amazon-business-late-2018
Kathy DH (5 months ago)
Excellent information! Comments as well. I appreciate helping to decode this shipping situation :) I am just going to start on this. I just have a question: this is for calculated shipping for the buyer right? When listing I won't have the buyer's location so I wanted to clarify how to do it when listing. TY again
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Generally, you would go based off how you will ship the item. So if you know it has to go flat rate, use the flat rate option. Or first class, etc. You won't know the exact price until you know where the buyer is located, but it will give you a general idea.
ba fatboy (5 months ago)
When u have mutaple item do u just ship them in on big box or 1 by one Like i bought walmart action figures they have there own box i bouht 6 figures an do i box all in one box or 1 figure gets it own box
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
It depends if you are selling them as a lot, or as single figures. If you are selling all of them to a single buyer, ship them in the same box to save on shipping costs.
Cornelia Fulmore (5 months ago)
I don't see regional box listings on Ebay when I am listing an item. I see the other Priority Mail boxes/packages but not the regional boxes. What selection do you choose when using the Regional Priority mail boxes?
Dennis Mooney (5 months ago)
If I'm going to ship a hockey Jersey, which box would be the best option?
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Generally, clothes do well in Polymailers, unless it's a blazer or heavy jacket.
Rainkisses95 (5 months ago)
Great video, thanks! New sub & online seller so I'm bingeing your videos!
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Thanks for watching! Appreciate you🙏
Maximum Ven (5 months ago)
What's the best box for shipping A phone or cellular device ?
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
One with lots of padding and tracking!
kenz200g (5 months ago)
Boxes are free at post office to but if it cool if you don’t wanna pay for tape
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
A lot of post office will charge you to tape boxes as well.
SuperHigh Gaming (5 months ago)
What about DVDs blu rays, games etc what would recommend sending those in the padded priority envolpes or would would you suggest?
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Padded is always a great option with those. Helps prevent damage to the case and the disc!
ksweetie1 (5 months ago)
Thank you so much. Good info.
Raiken Profit (5 months ago)
Thank all of you, for all of the support!
ecom2933 (6 months ago)
Regional boxes have nothing to do with regions other than it's not "Flat Rate". The A box is charged at 2 pounds but holds up to 15 pounds. The B box is charged at a higher weight, but also holds a higher amount. Both boxes ship the same as any other mailing depending on distance (not flat rate). As an example if I had a 10 pound product that fit the A box, it would ship anywhere in the US as if it only weighed 2 pounds, and generally be cheaper than a Medium Flat Rate Box. Both boxes come in two configurations the same as the Flat Rate does (General Square, and Shirt or Book style).
Raiken Profit (6 months ago)
Usps says that pricing for Regional rate boxes is zone based. There are a total of 9 zones mapped out across the U.S., and the rates are based on the distance from the original package location to the delivery destination. I may be incorrect, but you can find more information on the pricing here: https://www.stamps.com/usps/priority-mail-regional-rate-box/
Brianna Jackson (6 months ago)
I’m glad I came across this I was shipping 1 item a day now I’m shipping like 10 items a day n it’s getting expensive for me I’m young n learning
Raiken Profit (6 months ago)
It can only get better the more you learn! Thanks for watching, Brianna!
TheScottGillies (6 months ago)
Your videos are GREAT! Im just barely gearing up to get started. This stuff is so helpful! Thank you!
Raiken Profit (6 months ago)
Thanks for watching man! Glad you are enjoying the content! Best of luck with your reselling business!😃👍
Jeff Benedict (6 months ago)
When calculating shipping costs before listing my item for sale, there is the option to select "In-store rates" or "eBay rates." Am I eligible for the lower eBay rates? If YES, then why do they even bother showing both, and if NO, why do they tease me with something I can't get?
Raiken Profit (6 months ago)
You should be eligible for the eBay rates. I'm not entirely sure why you would see both?
George Soncrant (6 months ago)
Thank you so much. That was the best well rounded most useful explanation I have seen for a beginner like me.
George Soncrant (6 months ago)
@Raiken Profit I will be watching it again I am sure. I also subscribed to your channel. George
Raiken Profit (6 months ago)
So glad you found it useful, George! Appreciate you watching🙏
analogadrenaline (6 months ago)
Good call on the ebay store credit for free shipping supplies!
Root Guitar Lessons (6 months ago)
Thank you so much for posting!!!
Raiken Profit (6 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Paul! Appreciate you brother!
Justin Douthett (7 months ago)
Can someone help? I'm not starting a business, just trying to clean out my house. My hangup is I don't own a printer. Could any stores like Staples or something print the labels for me?
Justin Douthett (7 months ago)
@Raiken Profit Thanks!
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
You can print directly through a USPS store, but you will not receive the eBay discount. You might be able to get one of the local stores to print them through an online order, but your best bet would be to buy one until you are through if you will be selling a lot. Then, you can sell the printer last!
Jasmine Lashe' (7 months ago)
Excellent video. Thank you.
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Thanks for watching Jasmine!👍
Toyradiation (7 months ago)
Your like the master blaster
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Thanks, man!
Mitchell Harrison (7 months ago)
What’s the point of regional boxes if you don’t know where you are shipping too? What do you select when you make the listing if you use regional boxes ?
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Do you only have regional boxes? You can find a map here: https://www.usps.com/priority-mail/map/ that will allow you to put in the beginning and ending destination. The eBay boards also have some great information on this topic. An old but good thread can be found here: https://community.ebay.com/t5/Archive-Shipping-Returns/How-do-I-use-Priority-Mail-Regional-Rate/td-p/25291269
After Asteroid Survivor (7 months ago)
Excellent video 👍
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Best of luck man! Sound's like you are in a pretty great location with plenty of opportunity 🙂
After Asteroid Survivor (7 months ago)
I’m planning on starting my own eBay store because where I live, I’m surrounded by goodwill’s. By the pound goodwill, car donation goodwills, normal goodwills. Also live by several dollar stores, flea markets and other donations stores. Let’s see how it goes.
After Asteroid Survivor (7 months ago)
Raiken Profit lol no.
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Thanks man. Appreciate you. But I have to know, did you buy the door?!
DroneOn Videos (7 months ago)
i am sooo confused. do you "NEED" to use flat rate under shipping options on ebay to use USPS boxes? or i can use USPS boxes without flat rate? im trying to save some money on shipping and boxes.
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Flat rate shipping is only one method of shipping. Most of your packages can probably be sent priority mail, using USPS or personal boxes/envelopes/poly mailers.
Cindy Poe (7 months ago)
What would I use to ship out a book?
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
You can use a poly mailer, bubble mailer, or even a box depending on how much protection you want for your product.
Estella0707 (7 months ago)
Wow didn’t know about eBay boxes!! 📦 thanks!!
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
The eBay boxes are awesome Estella! Definitely look into them😁
Daniel Orcutt (7 months ago)
I use my own boxes on ebay and I pay for flat rate and regional labels from ebay based on the cost the size dose not mater just the weight and I save it on a pdf and i go to UPS to ship my USPS box because I payed ebay all ready and I use my brown boxes I don't order boxes USPS I use my own
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
You can actually pick up most USPS boxes for free at your local office, or have them shipped directly to you for free. If you prefer brown boxes, that's you, man. Do what is easiest and least expensive for you personally. Everyone has to develop their own eBay style.
Its Yoga (7 months ago)
So I sold something on eBay and they paid for shipping my but I made a mistake and didn’t print the label or anything they paid for, so I paid for shipping and everything can they get the money back for the shipping or how does that work!? I messed up 😩🤦🏻‍♂️it was my first time selling
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Contact eBay and explain the situation. If your customer paid for shipping, you can return the money to them yourself, or get eBays or Paypal to help you figure it out.👍
T Stamps (7 months ago)
How do you ship via FedEx Smart Post? I have some big snowboard boots sz 15 that can fit a flat rate box so I will need a box size 25 X 15 or something, but it'll be light enough for Fedex?
SurvivalGeek (7 months ago)
What shipping option on ebay do I choose if I use a generic brown box or generic brown padded mailer envelope to ship my product? Can I still print USPS labels from home if I ship products in generic brown boxes and generic brown envelopes (like the one sold at The Dollar Tree or from Walmart)? Sincerely, Jacob SurvivalGeek (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfRsUPToBXp4ZIre__dJg4A
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
You can still use the USPS labels on any boxes or packages. As long as you are using the correct labels, so don't use a flat rate label on a regular envelope, or a regular label on a flat rate box etc.
tomabe01 (7 months ago)
Hoping you can help me. I have a couple of tokens and buttons and things like that. All weigh under half an ounce. Want to sell $3.00 to $5.00. Shipping through PalPal first class with discount is now $3.09. Is there any way I can ship cheaper. Thanks.
tomabe01 (7 months ago)
Raiken Profit Thanks for your response. Don’t understand how so many sellers offer free shipping on these type of items. Maybe sell in lots. Thanks again. You run a great channel.
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
You could possibly send it in a bubble envelope with regular stamps. However, if you do that, you will not receive tracking, you won't have package insurance, and it will usually get put through a machine which could warp or damage the items. You can check out Stamps.com and Pirateship.com. Sometimes they will have different rates and be able to save you a bit.👍
d Knoblock (7 months ago)
What about media mail? I shipped wrong and the price was adjusted after.
d Knoblock (7 months ago)
@Raiken Profit I have sent some VHS tapes via media mail, and the last one was adjusted price, which ate up most of my profit. I put it in the wrong envelop, what should I ship it in? Thanks
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Media mail is for specific "media based" products only, so it is not something every seller will use. However, after USPS started verifying the cost of shipping attached to labels purchased online, there have been adjustments made to different packages, not just media mail, if they end up weighing more than the weight you initially paid for.
AllMyHeroesHaveFBIFiles! (8 months ago)
Great info as always, Thanks Steve! :)
Raiken Profit (7 months ago)
Thanks again for watching man!
칼리솔08 (8 months ago)
hello! Im trying to ship a baseball glove and dont know how to go on about it whats the best way to ship?
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
More than likely priority mail, but it will depend on the weight and size. If it is small enough and light enough, put it in a padded polymailer for some protection, and send it out.
Jessica Velasquez (8 months ago)
Hi, I want to begin selling toys on Ebay. Most of the boxes are big but don’t weigh as much. On average 4lbs. What would be best for shipping?
Jessica Velasquez (5 months ago)
@Sarah M Thank you Sarah :)
Sarah M (5 months ago)
I've found that fedex ground is usually cheaper for items over 1 pound
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
You will have to play around with it. USPS priority mail will probably be best, unless they are really large or oddly shaped.
K1980 Pray for the world (8 months ago)
When you say ship from home. How exactly are you shipping them. Like who what company picks them up or what. I like don’t even know how to ask this. Like you can’t put a box in your mail box. Or do you package and label everything then go to post office. I know that sounds like a dumb question but I’m really trying to get into this cuz I have so much inventory. Saying ship from home like really confuses me like how?????????????
K1980 Pray for the world (8 months ago)
Raiken Profit thank so much 👍👍
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
You can schedule package pick ups with your local USPS office. They will usually give you a container, or you can pick one up, and you put all of your packages in it so the mail carrier can come and scan them and take them. You can stream line this by printing out a sheet that has all of the packages on it. Or you can package everything at home and take it to the Post Office yourself and have them scan it in there.
Rick Schroeder (8 months ago)
What is the best way to ship a very small item like the size of a gumball?
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
Would depend on its weight Rick. If it's under 13 oz. Then send it first class, if it's over that but under 60lbs send it priority. If it's over 60 lbs then priority flat rate will probably be best. 👌🏻
Max Troy (8 months ago)
Thanks bro, I appreciate the advice.
Max Troy (8 months ago)
Bro, you're awesome. The videos are clear and to the point, and you take the intimidation of entering this arena, out of the equation. Keep up the great work.@Raiken Profit
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
Thank you Max!
Max Troy (8 months ago)
I've got Vintage concert t-shirts, Zegna clothes, ton of shoes, and am in CT. I'd prefer to give up 25% of the profits, for someone else to sell my stuff, any suggestions with finding someone?
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
Create a post on Craigslist, local FB marketplace possibly, or even the newspaper. Look for resellers posting in those places that want to buy items and send them a list. Or create a bulk listing on the platform of your choice and sell them that way.
Rodrigo Mafra (8 months ago)
Thank you man .... based on your experience what would be the cheapest way to send a 2 oz spray bottle within US? I’m producing Colloidal Silver in Structured Water
e d (8 months ago)
Take a shot every time he says box haha
Raiken Profit (8 months ago)
🤣
Patricia Rose (8 months ago)
Thanks for information. I am just beginning and somewhat over whelmed to start my own store.