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post #11761 of 18213
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

Okay. Here's what I do. Takes about an hour on the outside for 15 items. First get adhesive label sheets. I print all my labels together. As I'm printing them, I record who bought what. I go box things up, usually in the order the labels are stacked. I bag and box everything. Thie single thing that will save you the most time is the adhesive labels.

Seems about right. It took 90 minutes to ship 22 items today.
post #11762 of 18213
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Originally Posted by edwardthefirst View Post


Yeah, it seems ridiculous.
Package item, weigh it, print the label, cut out the label, tape it on. Seems like it should go faster, right?

Is Styleforum up on your computer when you do this? Always seems to slow me down by distraction.

 

My items are all shipped the same based on what it is.

 

Ties - Rolled in a plastic "thank you" bag, inside a 6x3x3 box from ULINE

Shoes and Thick Coats - Sealed in this ULINE bag, wrapped in 5 sheets of this bubble wrap, and packed in this 13x10x4 ULINE box 

Sport Coats and Summer Weight Suits - Sealed in this ULINE bag, shipped in Flat Rate Regional Box A2

Overcoats or two pairs of shoes- Sealed in this ULINE Bag, shipped in this 14x10x6 ULINE box

I use these labels, (don't cut that shit out, that's crazy talk) 

I use some of the best tape available, no point in photoing, describing and packaging something carefully for an empty box to arrive at the buyers house.  

 

Gather all items that sold first. 

Ship similar items at the same time. Do all ties, then do all shoes, etc.

Streamline / ergonomify your work area. I can sit in one spot and reach all shipping supplies, as well as my laptop and printer.

post #11763 of 18213

I stand and ship.  And I pull 10 items at a time on a coat rack behind me, and bust through them 1 by 1.

 

Then gather another 10-15 items and go at it again.

 

I pre-box RRA boxes by 10s, and bust through them.

 

But I finish from start to finish 1 by 1.  I do not like mass printing labels, in fear of mixing shit up.

 

I finished 23 this morning in a little over an hour...Prior to starting, I had 3 pancakes, hella syrup, and 2 cups of coffee...I was rollin through em.

 

 

And yes, printed labels is the only way to go.

post #11764 of 18213
Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to trying these tips out.
post #11765 of 18213
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Is Styleforum up on your computer when you do this? Always seems to slow me down by distraction.

 

My items are all shipped the same based on what it is.

 

Ties - Rolled in a plastic "thank you" bag, inside a 6x3x3 box from ULINE

Shoes and Thick Coats - Sealed in this ULINE bag, wrapped in 5 sheets of this bubble wrap, and packed in this 13x10x4 ULINE box 

Sport Coats and Summer Weight Suits - Sealed in this ULINE bag, shipped in Flat Rate Regional Box A2

Overcoats or two pairs of shoes- Sealed in this ULINE Bag, shipped in this 14x10x6 ULINE box

I use these labels, (don't cut that shit out, that's crazy talk) 

I use some of the best tape available, no point in photoing, describing and packaging something carefully for an empty box to arrive at the buyers house.  

 

Gather all items that sold first. 

Ship similar items at the same time. Do all ties, then do all shoes, etc.

Streamline / ergonomify your work area. I can sit in one spot and reach all shipping supplies, as well as my laptop and printer.

Very nice, I haven't shipped much yet but am starting to ramp up. On your ties, do you stick that 6x3x3 box into a poly bag or can you ship first class in a box?

post #11766 of 18213

 

:facepalm:

post #11767 of 18213

Just received my new lights and backdrop

 

 

My lights are supposed to be these but the soft boxes were missing :fu:

 

 

 

Sitting here playing with the white balance/ISO for best settings in this light.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #11768 of 18213
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Just received my new lights and backdrop

 

 

My lights are supposed to be these but the soft boxes were missing :fu:

 

 

 

Sitting here playing with the white balance/ISO for best settings in this light.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can get a grey card or something that you're fairly sure is neutral, you can do bulk editing for white balance in various software programs (Adobe Bridge is awesome). From there you rarely have to worry about tint issues.

post #11769 of 18213
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post
 

 

If you can get a grey card or something that you're fairly sure is neutral, you can do bulk editing for white balance in various software programs (Adobe Bridge is awesome). From there you rarely have to worry about tint issues.

I was hoping to get to the point I do zero post processing, just take picture drag to garagesale and be done with it. I am not looking to make photography a career just a way to sell more stuff.

post #11770 of 18213
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

I was hoping to get to the point I do zero post processing, just take picture drag to garagesale and be done with it. I am not looking to make photography a career just a way to sell more stuff.

Get a camera that can do custom white balance. Get a white card and do your own white balance. You just have to redo it once in a while because studio lights can change color temperature over time.
post #11771 of 18213
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Very nice, I haven't shipped much yet but am starting to ramp up. On your ties, do you stick that 6x3x3 box into a poly bag or can you ship first class in a box?

I ship it first class. Total shipped weight is 4 oz, postage cost is $2.01 

post #11772 of 18213
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Is Styleforum up on your computer when you do this? Always seems to slow me down by distraction.

My items are all shipped the same based on what it is.

Ties - Rolled in a plastic "thank you" bag, inside a 6x3x3 box from ULINE
Shoes and Thick Coats - Sealed in this ULINE bag, wrapped in 5 sheets of this bubble wrap, and packed in this 13x10x4 ULINE box 
Sport Coats and Summer Weight Suits - Sealed in this ULINE bag, shipped in Flat Rate Regional Box A2
Overcoats or two pairs of shoes- Sealed in this ULINE Bag, shipped in this 14x10x6 ULINE box
I use these labels, (don't cut that shit out, that's crazy talk) 
I use some of the best tape available, no point in photoing, describing and packaging something carefully for an empty box to arrive at the buyers house.  

Gather all items that sold first. 
Ship similar items at the same time. Do all ties, then do all shoes, etc.
Streamline / ergonomify your work area. I can sit in one spot and reach all shipping supplies, as well as my laptop and printer.

Is there a printing preference that needs changed to print correctly on these adhesive labels?
post #11773 of 18213
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


Is there a printing preference that needs changed to print correctly on these adhesive labels?

Just to turn off the option to print the instructions sheet. It's a check box in the label preferences. I posted a snap shot of this process a few pages back.

post #11774 of 18213

Here t is....

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Easy fix....

 

Top of your label printing page.....click printer and label receipt preferences at top right corner as seen below.

 

 

Then when this window opens, make sure the check box is not checked. Once you do it once, it should remember for future labels.

 

post #11775 of 18213
Studio lights: after seeing that setup, I'm glad I didn't go that route lol. Personally, I'd need a lot of room to work with and always havin to hop around those pegged legs. But good results can be had from it, that's for sure.
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