6 Ways to Minimize Shipping Costs and Maximize Your Profits

If you’re like me and you sell pretty much anything you don’t use anymore on eBay, then you do a lot of shipping. I hate to eat into my profit margin by paying for shipping supplies, though, so over the years I’ve found ways to minimize their cost. Whether you’re shipping things for your small business, online sales, or cross-country birthdays, these tips will help you keep your shipping costs as low as possible.

Purchase a digital scale to make sure you can weigh your items as accurately as possible. This way, you won’t overspend on postage and you won’t have orders returned to you for insufficient postage. Digital scales are expensive at office supply s


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5 Responses to 6 Ways to Minimize Shipping Costs and Maximize Your Profits

  1. Jo says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ve always wondered how to print Paypal shipping labels for non paypal items.

  2. crazyliblady says:

    My dh and I occasionally sell stuff on ebay and also participate in book and dvd swapping on http://www.swapadvd.com and http://www.bookmooch.com. I have found the best and cheapest place to buy the puffy envelopes for mailing is Dollar Tree. You can buy a package of 2 6×9 puffy envelopes for $1.00. That definitely beats the post office and all the retail outlets in my area.

  3. Gloria says:

    I recycle envelopes (big and small) and use them to send out my mail. I’m a member of http://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php?f=dvd so this saves me a lot of money, because I never have to buy envelopes.

  4. Gail says:

    One note that many people seem to miss (I’m not saying you did) is that media mail is only to be used for books, CDs, DVDS, Videos. In other words media. I can’t believe how many people I have seen that want to use media mail for items that do not qualify. If caught the person you are sending the package to will be liable for the extra charge and have to pay as if you sent the item priority. If you sold them the item and they have a postage surprise on their end, you are going to get lousy feedback!

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