Clear Shipping terms is the key to selling multiple items!!!!
It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO important to buyers here and anywhere else you sell to have CLEAR shipping terms. Especially combined shipping! As a buyer I want to know exactly what the shipping is going to be without having to ask the seller a question.
Many listings my wife and I will pass right by if I do not know the EXACT shipping terms for multiple wins! Flat rate boxes are your friends. We and I am sure other buyers would purchase a LOT more if the exact terms are known.
Multiple sales are you friend! Every time you sell more than one game to a buyer you save .30 transaction fee on paypal. Packaging 7 games to one buyer instead of one game to seven buyers is easier as well!
Flat rate boxes are very useful and can hold quite a lot of loose games. If you set your shipping to something like $3.00 for the first game and $1.00 each additional you are almost guaranteed not to lose out.
There are lots of ways you can save on shipping.
Did you know you can get a large priorty dvd mailer box and fit that into a flat rate envelope? IIRC you can get six nes games into one of those boxes and shipped off for $4.85
If anyone has any questions please drop a PM to us!
Listen to these two. They know what they are doing! I am going to stick this thread. Thanks, guys !
one thing I would recomend though is that to watch the weight when shipping flat rate, I recently noticed that even if I fill a flat rate box to the top with NES games it may be cheaper to just mail them in a non flat rate box. If you ahve something heavy then a flat rate box is a must, but it is is less than 10 punds or so you may want to check on shipping another way.
I charge $3.50 for the first item, and $1.25 for each additional item.
At least for me, I've noticed that if a buyer purchases two games or more, it has to go Priority Mail right away. It's because the weight is usually over one pound, even for two 7800 games. Why? Because I use ALOT of packaging material. I want to make sure the item gets to it's destination perfectly. Some have told me that the amount I use for packaging is overkill, but I rather be safe, just in case.
I have thought, however, on what happens if a customer purchases many games from me, for example, 8 SMS games. Shipping will be $12.25. I WILL send them in a Large Flat Rate box with plenty of protection, and I am still loosing out on $0.75.
It's great to save on shipping, but at the same time shipping does depend on location. For instance, to send one Atari 7800 game, it costs me $3.25 most of the time, and once it cost me $4!!!
Not saying that you need to have "cheap" shipping. All I am saying is that shipping terms need to be "CLEAR" It is very important that the buyer knows what the shipping is going to be no matter what the price is.
Originally Posted by megasdkirby
1) You can use as much tape as you want, but can not modify the envelope. If the envelope barely closes on its own it is fine.
Originally Posted by videogamedomain
2) I am currently out of Lg DVD boxes, but as sson as I get them I will post a picture. I have to look through my pile and maybe I will find one.
3) Paypal allows you to print everything except LG Flat Rate labels
I'd like to plug oldgames here, he always combines shipping, and charges incredebly cheap shipping (exactly what the post office charges, no higher). I've got a lot of stuff from him and when my finances improve will buy more.