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Offline Roziespearls

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Paypal for shipping at Home
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:19:56 AM »
Did you know you can use paypal to ship your orders from home? Since we all have a Paypal account it will save you time and money. I upfront cost is low. You need a scale from the post office that's $50.00 and we went to staples and bought internet shipping labels for $13.00 + tax. you get 50. (stick on) tracking is free. You pay a small fee to paypal. I only thing is that you will still have to purchase stamps for regular mail. You might be asking how do i find this in Paypal? well, log into your account click on tools, scroll down to business under that heading you will see shipping. Our bracelets don't weight every much .06oz it costs $1.93 first class with tracking. normally it would be $3.56. A 10oz first class with tracking in a large Ev. cost $2.03 hope this helps save you money and puts more in your pocket.

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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 01:14:15 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 04:16:42 PM »
hmmmm...I always used paypal for shipping....is there something new you are talking about?

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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 01:32:01 PM »
But, you don't have to use a scale from the post office, just make sure it works good.  I just print the labels  on paper & glue them on, then put some tape over the important info and to reinforce the label.  I love not  always having to go to the PO
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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 02:06:48 PM »
I was afraid to use a different scale so I purchased this one. I did hear that you could use regular paper but the man at the post office told me to tape around the label and to make sure the bar codes had no tape over them. See It just goes to show you that you can cover them and the machine will still read it. I'm gonna go to printing paper as so as I run out of these labels because with all the sales I've had in less then 90 days on eBay and a few others elsewhere I have less then half left. I really just started this about 3 months ago and love not going to the post office too. Thanks for the cheaper tips lisianblue it's always good when you can pass along info that will help others.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 02:33:14 PM »
I have a Digiweigh   postal scale.    It will work with  batteries as well as  electricity.   As for my labels I am careful to leave the  bar code numbers uncovered.  Although I don't believe the world would end if  those numbers got   taped over.I like being able to pay and print my labels and  get things picked up in front of my house. 
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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 06:44:59 PM »
I forgot to mention that I use  regular printer paper and just leave a margin around it when I cut it to  fit my package.
I get my paper at Dollar General.
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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 05:03:01 AM »
I buy those self adhesive labels at Eb**, they are not that expensive.....and 100 have last me a long time.....with these slow sales.....LOL


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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 11:50:16 PM »
I don't think I taped over the bar code, just the name & address.  It's been so long I don't remember!
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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 11:58:42 AM »
I almost always print postage from home via PayPal. I use the cheapest printer paper from Walmart, and I *gasp* tape over the whole label, and have never had an issue. I've had problems in the past where the ink has run, or labels torn, so I'm not taking any chances. Even though you can't schedule a pick up for Domestic first class shipping, the mail lady still picks it up, as long as it's in the box and the flag is up, but for International First Class, you can schedule a pick up, which is nice. I'm not that far from the post office, so sometimes I will run the package there, but in my experience, it seems to take just as long, if not longer, when I do that.

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Re: Paypal for shipping at Home
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 04:36:37 PM »
I have used the label printing from paypal when I sold on ebay[size=78%].[/size]
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So when using a scale and printing on your own---it is a big help.
Having a scale helps when you want to put some more wrapping to
keep the item secure and not sure of the added cost.
Everyone has such great ideas. :)