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Paypal told me to call USPS; USPS says tracking isn't available for Priority International flate rate envelopes. Though the tracking number does show some info when I look it up, it just stops after processing at sort. Shouldn't the Ebay shipping label printing screen warn you if you select a method that doesn't include tracking?

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post #3362 of 18194
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Ebay development just called me to check-in. Normal?

 

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They called me last week, so I'd say yes.

Yes, normal. I would add, if they offer a complimentary consultation call at a later date, DO IT. The call team always has abundant knowledge of features/ebay apps and gives sound advice for how to maximize your listings and get the biggest discounts and listing exposure. They will schedule the call around your schedule, even evenings. It usually only takes about 15 minutes or so.

post #3363 of 18194
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Yes, normal. I would add, if they offer a complimentary consultation call at a later date, DO IT. The call team always has abundant knowledge of features/ebay apps and gives sound advice for how to maximize your listings and get the biggest discounts and listing exposure. They will schedule the call around your schedule, even evenings. It usually only takes about 15 minutes or so.

I would much rather request a consultation rather than wait for the opportunity to arise. Possible?
post #3364 of 18194
Looks like I'm just going to order boxes again, none of the post offices near me ever have more than 2-3 of each type and it takes way too long to ask for some
post #3365 of 18194
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Ok, forgive my asking a question that I feel like has been asked a million times, but I wasn't paying close attention to the answers when it wasn't me. shog[1].gif

Got my first item not received case opened. Shipped a pair of pants to Italy on 4/22, USPS tracking shows nothing after it left Chicago on 4/24, buyer in Italy says he never received it and opened a case. Should I respond, and how? I don't think I insured them, so if I have to end up eating it it's my own fault and not a huge deal, but I'd rather not have to refund him if I don't have to.

Brian provided excellent advice to me when I faced this a couple of weeks ago. Call eBay dispute center. If you uploaded tracking you met your obligations as a seller, so if the case gets escalated, you should win automatically, but a CSR will be able to tell you.

 

I was under the impression that you couldn't (or at least shouldn't) send tailored clothing into Italy, so if you completed the customs forms as clothing they may well have been intercepted. I dont know how that all works.

Was that my advice for international? I hope not confused.gif That prob was my advise for domestic shipping. International you need to use either 1st class registered mail, priority mail with insurance or express mail. Regular priority mail will not be able to be tracked out of the country.

 

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Paypal told me to call USPS; USPS says tracking isn't available for Priority International flate rate envelopes. Though the tracking number does show some info when I look it up, it just stops after processing at sort. Shouldn't the Ebay shipping label printing screen warn you if you select a method that doesn't include tracking?

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It is kind of stupid, but ebay does not warn you when shipping international that priority is not tracked because it gets a tracking number but just wont work once it leaves the US (Canada is the exception in some cases).

 

 

I order all my USPS boxes online, they show up to my door no problem. Usually 50 or 75 boxes at a time of Regional Rate A and Legal Flat Rate Envelopes. Don't really need much more then that to ship anything now anyway.....right Wes?

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I would much rather request a consultation rather than wait for the opportunity to arise. Possible?

If you have an Anchor Store you can, but you'd have to be selling big time to make an Anchor store worth your time.  They always call after a Seller Update. Maybe 2 to 3 times a year.

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Was that my advice for international? I hope not confused.gif That prob was my advise for domestic shipping. International you need to use either 1st class registered mail, priority mail with insurance or express mail. Regular priority mail will not be able to be tracked out of the country.

 

It is kind of stupid, but ebay does not warn you when shipping international that priority is not tracked because it gets a tracking number but just wont work once it leaves the US (Canada is the exception in some cases).

 

 

I order all my USPS boxes online, they show up to my door no problem. Usually 50 or 75 boxes at a time of Regional Rate A and Legal Flat Rate Envelopes. Don't really need much more then that to ship anything now anyway.....right Wes?

Ok, I know Brian is leading me into this one.....

 

Keep in mind I am shipping an average of 40 packages a week. Since switching to the free boxes from USPS and using primarily the Flat Rate A box, I am saving around $100 a week on shipping...including the cost (or lack thereof) of my original packaging. I use the Flat Rate A for almost all domestic shipping of Single Suits and Sport Coats. If I need to double up an order for multiple purchases, I just use my former packaging.

 

Thanks again Brian for adding $5200 to my annual bottom line!

post #3367 of 18194
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I order all my USPS boxes online, they show up to my door no problem. Usually 50 or 75 boxes at a time of Regional Rate A and Legal Flat Rate Envelopes. Don't really need much more then that to ship anything now anyway.....right Wes?

Ok, I know Brian is leading me into this one.....

 

Keep in mind I am shipping an average of 40 packages a week. Since switching to the free boxes from USPS and using primarily the Flat Rate A box, I am saving around $100 a week on shipping...including the cost (or lack thereof) of my original packaging. I use the Flat Rate A for almost all domestic shipping of Single Suits and Sport Coats. If I need to double up an order for multiple purchases, I just use my former packaging.

 

Thanks again Brian for adding $5200 to my annual bottom line!

Didnt mean to lead you into it shog[1].gif  Point was just to reiterate that everyone should use Regional Rate A boxes 95% of the time. I want everyone to save money, no reason to pay for boxes/higher shipping if you don't have to. fistbump.gif

post #3368 of 18194
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Was that my advice for international? I hope not confused.gif That prob was my advise for domestic shipping. International you need to use either 1st class registered mail, priority mail with insurance or express mail. Regular priority mail will not be able to be tracked out of the country.

My bad. I really just meant that you advised a call to the eBay resolution center for assistance, which I suspect is still good advice. I did not realize the options for international shipping though, so I'm left hoping that the one international package I sent without insurance using PM gets to its destination! I'm intrigued that PM with insurance is okay though. How would one prove that the package didnt arrive, for insurance purposes,if there is no tracking outside of the US?
post #3369 of 18194

Getting ready to put up a few listing, what would you call these patterns?

 

 

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post #3370 of 18194
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Paypal told me to call USPS; USPS says tracking isn't available for Priority International flate rate envelopes. Though the tracking number does show some info when I look it up, it just stops after processing at sort. Shouldn't the Ebay shipping label printing screen warn you if you select a method that doesn't include tracking?

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In Italy USPS First Class and Priority Flat Rate service aren't trackable and could take from 3 weeks to months to be delivered.

To Italy/Europe I suggest you next time to add Registered Mail options or to ship with Priority Parcel Service (code begin with C letter)
Both very quick services.
post #3371 of 18194
THANK YOU, PTO.

That is all; carry on.
post #3372 of 18194
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THANK YOU, PTO.

That is all; carry on.

Ditto...

 

post #3373 of 18194

If anyone needs a scale, Costco has one on sale for 10$.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Kamenstein-Stainless-Steel-Digital-Kitchen/dp/B00AQMGFG0/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/181-4935805-6061803

 

You can use a Costco gift card to get entrance into the store and to make purchases.

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Gift-Cards-Coupons-/172008/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=costco

post #3374 of 18194
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Was that my advice for international? I hope not confused.gif That prob was my advise for domestic shipping. International you need to use either 1st class registered mail, priority mail with insurance or express mail. Regular priority mail will not be able to be tracked out of the country.

My bad. I really just meant that you advised a call to the eBay resolution center for assistance, which I suspect is still good advice. I did not realize the options for international shipping though, so I'm left hoping that the one international package I sent without insurance using PM gets to its destination! I'm intrigued that PM with insurance is okay though. How would one prove that the package didnt arrive, for insurance purposes,if there is no tracking outside of the US?

The burden of proof from my understanding is on the post office/insurance agent to prove the package did arrive. If the buyer claims it did not arrive, just file an insurance claim stating the buyer did not receive said item and you should be set. Spoo has a better understanding of this then I do thought.

post #3375 of 18194
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

In Italy USPS First Class and Priority Flat Rate service aren't trackable and could take from 3 weeks to months to be delivered.

To Italy/Europe I suggest you next time to add Registered Mail options or to ship with Priority Parcel Service (code begin with C letter)
Both very quick services.

I shipped a few things to Italy, all showed tracking with delivery with USPS priority. Got the items for nothing so didn't mind but was kind of surprised
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