Mikey and Jay interview ebay newcomer Adam from The Mysterious Caravan about how he and his wife are getting started. Valuable tools mentioned in this episode include: USPS labels through ebay, USPS pickup and free USPS shipping boxes, Brother Laser printers and toner, Scales both big and small, bubble wrap and GarageSale for Macs. Thanks for being on the show Adam, good luck!
Mikey and Wendy try to make and ship some Thrift Scores while traveling in the Northwest.
Being on the road while running an eBay store can be very challenging. Even with their store on full vacation mode, Mikey and Wendy are still dealing with returns and making sure customers are happy. Meanwhile, they’re trying to keep selling their travel finds using Flat Rate Padded Envelopes in the Northwest. “FRPE”s are a rarity at local Post Offices, as many don’t carry them and the USPS.com store limits customers to 90 per order per day. Why? We don’t know. But they are one of the best deals for shipping items everywhere in the US.
Jay and Ryanne discuss the Pros and Cons of the eBay Global Shipping Program. We love the full tracking, shipping to Kentucky, and the seller protection. What we don’t love is potential lost sales, some of which we’ve had already. How will the Global Shipping Program pan out for sellers? Have you tried it? What do you think? Leave a comment and let us know!
You know it’s a good week on eBay when you have piles of stuff for USPS pickup.
There is probably no harder learning curve with eBay than figuring out how to ship all your merchandise at the best price possible. Ryanne and Mikey review their favorite shipping tools, hacks, printers, tape, scissors, boxes and strategies for dealing with customers when things take too long.