Thursday, July 17, 2008

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The True Cost of Shipping Packages on Ebay and The Cost of Shipping Charges on Ebay

Many consumers are accustomed to shopping on line, but in spite of that, it is not unusual as a seller to get some complaints about the cost of shipping charges on Ebay. Only the seller really knows the true cost of shipping packages on Ebay because they are the ones putting the time and effort in to get the packages to the customers as quickly as possible.

Ebay Shipping charges are predetermined by the usps and UPS and any other carrier your customers may choose to have their package delivered from. As we all know, shipping charges are continuing to rise dramatically and just like the increase in the gas prices, the shipping increases have to be passed along to the customer. This, in turn, causes the Ebay seller to have to cut back on their handling fees to the extent where they are barely breaking even or even losing money on the Ebay shipping charges.

Many buyers don't understand all of the time and expenses that go into preparing a package on Ebay for shipping. For those Ebay sellers who print their own labels here is what transpires after a typical sale. The Ebay seller needs to find a box or envelope that will fit the item. If they don't sell the same items, they will need to take a few minutes to search for their packaging. Once they find the packaging, they have to pay for the packaging by going to a store or perhaps can find something laying around their house or office to ship their item in. This alone can be frustrating and time consuming, although many Ebay sellers, if they are selling the same product, have already done the leg work and have the packaging on hand.

For the Ebay seller who doesn't print their own shipping labels, the addresses need to be hand written. In both cases, if the package is international, a customs form needs to be filled out.

The next step in determining the shipping charges on Ebay is for the seller to package the sold item. This may mean that the package needs bubble wrap, packaging peanuts or tissue paper or some other type of packing material to keep the item secure. Once the item is in the box or packaging, it may need taped. Packaging tape is very expensive but is necessary to secure some of the packages. The item is taped and ready to be weighed if the Ebay seller prints their own postage. If not, the package is set aside for a trip to the post office later.

If the Ebay seller prints their own labels, then there is the cost of printer ink and paper and the cost of a scale to weigh the items. The Ebay seller weighs the item after it is packaged and then finds the order in their Paypal account or in their Ebay back office, clicks on the order, fills in the necessary information to print the label and then prints it. They wait until the label is printed and then apply it to the package.

The package still has to get to the post office so they either take it themselves (add the cost of gas and the time to get to the post office) or they call the post office and schedule a next day delivery. Once they get to the post office, they have to wait in long lines many times and then if the items are first class international (the postage cannot be printed online) or if they do not print their labels on line, they have to wait for the postmaster to weigh and put the postage on the package.

It may take, even for the most efficient ebay packager, up to 15 minutes or more for to get a package ready to go. For those of us who sell the same ebay products for the most part, it still takes a good 10 minutes for each package.

Then there are the Ebay and Paypal fees which are getting more and more expensive. The Ebay seller rarely is able to recoup those charges any more. I am a small powerseller and my ebay fees average $300-400 per month. My paypal fees are at least $200 per month. So even if I make a small profit on the items themselves, I may be losing money on the other fees, especially if the package is international. The international shipping rates are so high that many times, just to make a sale, you can't even add a handling fee.

If you are a consumer, I hope you understand some of the reasons the handling costs are included in your shipping charges. If you are an Ebay seller already then you can relate to this. If you are thinking of selling on Ebay, go for it, in spite of knowing the true cost of shipping packages on Ebay. It is still worth the time and effort for the most part.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Can't I Just Start Selling On Ebay Without All of These Products?

Why can't I just start selling on Ebay without buying any products that tell me how to do it? The answer is simple, you can.

Then, if it is so easy to sell on Ebay, why are you recommending a variety of products to help me get started? To cut down your learning curve and get you into profit much faster.

You can just set up an Ebay account and start selling stuff from around your house. In fact, I would highly recommend you do just that so you can experience, first hand, what the process entails. I can almost predict that once you list an item and it sells, you are going to want to list another after you see how easy it was. You may then list another and another and before long, you decide that selling on Ebay can be a fun, part-time business that can earn you a few hundred extra dollars per month.

That's great and it is fun and you can make some extra money selling on Ebay. But what if you decide that you want to take this to a next level - even if you do sell part time? Do you want to have to do trial and error and spend hours trying to figure out what to sell and how to sell it? What happens when you run out of your own stuff to sell and you want to start selling stuff for your friends and relatives and neighbors? It may just get a bit more complicated and having a blueprint from someone who has already been there and done that would be very helpful.

You can make a little bit of money on Ebay or you can make a lot. To make a lot, it's going to take work and knowledge that you don't have. You need an expert. You can start with the recommendations for the Ebay millionaire that I have on this blog because his information is inexpensive, or you can go to the Worldwide Brands website and glean tons of valuable information. Their product is more expensive but worth every penny if you want to build a serious Ebay business.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

How to Build Your First EBAY Website in 10 Minutes for Just Under $100.

I've tried many programs on the internet, but one of the most impressive for those of you who prefer just to get started selling on Ebay right away is the BANS system.

This very inexpensive program will have you silently selling on Ebay in about 10 minutes. Why? You aren't really selling your own stuff. You are using technology that actually takes your own area of interest aka market niche, ie. golf, swimming, tennis, designer purses, etc. and brings all of the items that are for sale on Ebay directly to your own designer website. It's the technology that helps you create a website or series of where you show other people's Ebay products, advertise the link through multiple sources (which they also suggest) never have to touch any products, and still share in the revenue from those products. This can turn out to be an excellent way to get started selllng on Ebay very quickly.

I did this myself and am presently building my marketing niches. It's great fun, not very difficult to do, and as you promote your links, you will start to see sales without having to ever worry about where to find a product.

Just click the link below to discover how to sell on Ebay without using any of your own products and still make tons of money having fun doing it.

Build Your First Money Making Website In 10 Minutes