08/02/2018 at 7:39 pm #46742
I have been using these guys https://www.pirateship.com to ship non-eBay stuff.
A really nice user interface too
Also if you ship a lot of small stuff – you may be interested on Cubic rate pricing, I do n’t thing eBay offers it but https://www.pirateship.com does.
HOW DO I DETERMINE IF I’M ELIGIBLE FOR USPS CUBIC PRICING?
First, you’ll need to measure your boxes to see if the dimensions qualify. Cubic pricing is measured by this calculation: length x width x height / 1,728 = cubic feet.
Here’s the step-by-step process for measuring cubic feet:
Measure the length, width, and height, in inches, rounded down to the nearest 1/4 (or 0.25) inch (example: 6.375” or 6 3/8” rounds down to 6.25” or 6 1/4”).
Multiply the length by the width and by the height, and divide that number by 1,728.
If your cubic feet value is less than 0.50, your package is eligible for one of the five cubic tier rates.
The Endicia web site talks about Cubic rates here too0
08/02/2018 at 7:52 pm #46744
- Location: Atlanta
And the last sentence of the Endica web site in qualifying is yes, 20 lbs or less AND MAKESURE YOU SHIP AT LEAT 50,000 OF THESE PACKAGES A YEAR! That’s 916 items per week. unless that is a typo on their site.
If that is not an error, I think I am about 49, 500 packages a year or about 951 pkgs. per week short! LOL 🙂
mike at MDC Galleries0
08/15/2018 at 9:39 pm #47550
How did Pirateship work out for you? It seems promising, I currently use Shipstation and Pirateship seems like a good replacement, especially if it is for free. I am just concerned about them having access to my eBay account – this is not very well known software and don’t want to expose my account in any way by signing up with them and allowing them access to my account, thanks.0
08/16/2018 at 10:56 am #47563
Joe: Couple of Questions on Pirateship
1) Are the rates cheaper than eBay? So, are Priority Padded Flat Rate Envelopes cheaper than $6.90?
2) Doe Pirateship send your tracking number back to eBay?0
08/16/2018 at 12:30 pm #47575
I think you are referring to the OP, however, I think I can answer these questions.
1.) The rates are the same as eBay Top Rated Plus, so you will get $6.9 for Padded Env, $6.35 for regular flat rate envelope, etc.. Where Pirateship excels is in providing Priority Cubic, which eBay does not. It could save cents or even dollars per package, which will add up over time. I use Stamps.com through Shipstation and they do offer Cubic rates, however, they mark it up quite a few percentage and in comparing Pirateship and Shipstation, Pirateship is way cheaper.
2) Yes, Pirateship sends the tracking number back to eBay, everything is automated. The good thing about using Pirateship, Shipstation, or other third party shipping software is that you can use your Credit Card to purchase shipping. If you are responsible with CC and pay off the balance every month, you can get nice reward points (cash) every month. I currently get $200 (free, essentially) every month in rewards just by paying the shipping with CC. No brainer, really.0
08/16/2018 at 12:43 pm #47577
Are the Priority Cubic Prices cheaper than FedEx SmartPost?
Can you print a SCAN sheet for USPS?0
12/05/2018 at 11:17 pm #52770
- Location: Nebraska
PirateShip is honestly a lifesaver when it comes to shipping on Ebay. Sure most of the rates are the same, but they also have the Cubic priority rates.
But the real lifesaver to PirateShip, is you can link multiple Ebay accounts (and some other platforms) to 1 shipping platform, and do all your shipping from 1 login. You can even do an end of day Scan form with them so the post office can scan all your packages with 1 barcode. They also don’t unleash drastic changes and glitches to their interface without any warning… lol.0
12/06/2018 at 7:57 am #52779
We checked out PirateShip and it is really a nice program. We are going to stay with ShipRush at this point, since it is a little faster for us to ship at this point, but I’m going to keep my eye on it.
Does PirateShip do well with GSP shipments? I read somewhere that when shipments go through GSP, that PirateShip has problems with that and you have to manually enter the address in Kentucky.0
12/07/2018 at 10:51 pm #52909
Pirate Ship is the best for cubic! I save money daily sending bulkies (esp soft bulkies like coats) to the coasts.
For International – you need to chat/ email them and ask to have First Class Export added to your account. it’ super easy. And then you get really great rates under 4lbs. I sent a dish to france $14.99.
It is via USPS only, not Fed Ex. Syncs into ebay for tracking. It’s free to use, works w/ Dymo.
it does NOT take PayPal so you need to pay w/ another card.0
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