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I’ve played around since the change, and will be using Snap Ship on Canada Post when there is a discount (like “Free Shipping Tuesday” – my favourite promotion), and use PayPal shipping otherwise.
Shippo has been comparable for small items, but for larger items (Expedited) is always $3 to $5 more. At the moment it could be the 15% discount making the difference.
The PayPal shipping system still feeds shipping information into eBay, therefore it is almost as painless as before.
@theMezz – Like your system, I have a similar system but use Ziploc bags for everything – do you have the part number of the Dymo labels you use? I have tried other labels in the past, but they leave residue and switched back to the bags which are obviously more expensive.
Another thing I do is for items I 100% know will sell, I just pack them up in a box/envelope and write the code on the box/envelope where I would add the shipping label. Saves a lot of time as well when you need to ship in a pinch.
I have thought about doing this as a buyer when I know shipping costs are out of line, or if it is a large item and I know my discount would save me $10 or more dollars in postage.
I have never acted upon it, but thought it was a good idea to print and provide my own labels to sellers.
As a seller, as long as it is my usual shipping service is used by the buyer, and a the tracking number, parcel dimensions, and weight are all correct and the address matches the address in eBay/Paypal, I would have no issue. I would see it as the same as buying the label outside of PayPal/eBay – just add the tracking info to the sales record and you should be OK.07/11/2017 at 4:09 pm in reply to: How to "Fix" Ebay Mess-Ups, or Why I'm Cleaning Up My Inventory #20266
I sell a lot of “similar” or the same items and label each one with a code in the item description and put each item in a Ziploc with the same code on it to prevent shipping one that is similar, but slightly different.
I’ve been on the other end when I’ve purchased items that were not exactly what I ordered – and I wasn’t too happy! Especially if I have paid custom fees that are not refunded by eBay.