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How to ship Any item on Ebay & Amazon Cheap.

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The best way to ship any item for the cheapest amount possible. Thanks for checking out my channel. Make sure to subscribe!! For 1 on 1 coaching Pricing & Availability Email me: Rockstarflipper @Gmail.com JOIN THE FREE FACEBOOK RESELLER GROUP- (questions answered 24/7 from members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/689595301181796/ VIP (paid) Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/263997070772761/ *Ebay/Amazon Equipment Photo Lighting Kit- http://amzn.to/2mEdSQq Female Mannequin- http://amzn.to/2uEnCxS Male Mannequin- http://amzn.to/2slaFIw Photo Background- http://amzn.to/2xCBnBD Shipping Tape Gun- http://amzn.to/2s7rc6f Poly Mailers - http://amzn.to/2iVae2t Bubble Mailers - http://amzn.to/2iVcUgt Thermal Printer- http://amzn.to/2mqkhST Ebay/Amazon Scale- http://amzn.to/2hIF2r2 Video Game Cleaner- http://amzn.to/2jD08Iy *Youtube Equipment: Microphone (Blue Yeti Blackout)- http://amzn.to/2sAHTaU Microphone Pop Filter- http://amzn.to/2tKN6NU Logitech Webcam - http://amzn.to/2iZcLc7 Canon G7X II Vlog Camera- http://amzn.to/2ujOgwH Memory Card- http://amzn.to/2xBPDdD Flexi Tripod- http://amzn.to/2xBmuiL Back Up battery canon G7X- http://amzn.to/2wQ1cPG MacBook Pro- http://amzn.to/2xCaUEn (Disclosure, these are amazon affiliate links & I do get paid a small commission if you purchase using them) *My EBAY STORE- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_id=114&ipn=icep&toolid=20004&campid=5338069183&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fstores.ebay.com%2FTheElectronixZone1 *Our personal Vlog Adventure channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDfKwFzkHmnTfkHe_G8QcA *FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook.com/Rockstarflipper Instagram.com/Rockstarflipper Twitter.com/Rockstarflipper
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Lo-Fi Devil (4 days ago)
OMG THANK YOU So many how-to-ship vids on YouTube, including OFFICIAL ONES FROM EBAY. NONE of them explain the options clearly like you do it here. ALL of them omit at least one critical detail. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? WHY IS THERE SUCH EVIL??? Anyway thanks for the vid
max m (6 days ago)
How u get the ebay shipping discount?
max m (6 days ago)
I wish i made a update of this for 2019 i would like to know how much it cost to ship now i hate watching old videos to learn pricing lol
Johnny's Cousin Steve (9 days ago)
Great info!!! Thanks!
Wanted to add a comment regarding the use of USPS Flat Rate boxes and weight limits. On the Medium and Large boxes, it notes "One Rate * Any Weight", HOWEVER, there is a weight limit of 70 lbs for domestic and 20 lbs for international shipments. I have no plans to ship bars of gold to anyone in the near future, but for those that are shipping heavy items, take note of these limits.
RockstarFlipper (9 days ago)
Right!! 70 pound cutoff domestically
Brianna Jackson (10 days ago)
Thank you for this video I’m learning about shipping 🥰
I didn't see your email, but I shipped an item international shipping didn't know about global shipping thing, will it still get to the United kingdom which is where I mailed it to?
shane prescott (12 days ago)
Thank you for the video
RockstarFlipper (12 days ago)
Your very welcome
Mark Koons (13 days ago)
Thanks for all the good advice.
RockstarFlipper (13 days ago)
Mark thanks for watching!!
peter hayek (16 days ago)
Hi, Great video!! I do not live in the USA, is there a service where I can send my stock to and they will store my items and do the shipment for me for a fee ?
thekingtroll2 (19 days ago)
Isn't it sad in 2019 that you want to buy a certain item for let's say $12.00. Then you see that everyone wants about $10 to $15 to ship it. I've noticed more and more on ebay recently that when I search for an item, again, let's say it usually runs about $12 but I can't find it in my area and I have to order it. I see that it is listed for $2.00 Wow! but then you look down and they want $18 for shipping and handling. I think this new scheme on price is outrageous. I don't buy of course but there are still a few things I want online that aren't local and shipping is ridiculous. One items is $26 and they want $14 to ship it. Pass.
Reginald King (20 days ago)
Great video about shipping on Ebay. Thanks for your time and patients to inform us about how to save money to ship items.
Rose McCarron (29 days ago)
Thank you so much for your video is very very helpful I learned a lot about shipping and handling that I didn't know I did already know a little bit but now I no more thank you for the info it's great that you're sharing your knowledge with others
Joes Reviews (1 month ago)
i saw you replied to my comment but cannot find it. you said 7.55 is too much for a 15$ item(padded flat rate envelope). thats true, sometimes. i am a high volume seller vs high margin. i tried higher prices and sold MUCH less, and i mean i literally lsot 90% of my sales overnight by raising from 19.99 to 21.99. at this price(19.99) it is still worth it because i now ship 5-6 per day, vs 1 ever couple days. i make more than i would. 19.99 is my lowest option though so, it only gets better from there.
RockstarFlipper (1 month ago)
Maybe you can mix in some first class items that ship for $3-$5 and make an extra $3/$4 per items
Kat252pix (1 month ago)
Great video, very thankful!
Glenn Edward (1 month ago)
Regional boxes can save quite a bit even across country although you can only use regional shipping through usps shipping site so your business discount doesn’t apply.
Glenn Edward (1 month ago)
Time for an update shipping rates are much higher now. $7.55 priority. I was hoping you knew some secret I didn’t already know. We need an option for things that range in the $15-$20 range and weigh just over a pound.
RockstarFlipper (1 month ago)
Yup I guess I need to make a new one asap this one is 2.5 years old
Joes Reviews (1 month ago)
prices also go up every year. good vid tho
Stacy W (1 month ago)
How do you print your labels?
Jenn Midd (1 month ago)
So helpful...thank u 😃
Cathy Bronson (1 month ago)
I am new Thanks
50 accesinos action (1 month ago)
Hello I have a question what equipment do I need for the shipping label please explain how to use it ?
tomabe01 (2 months ago)
Wow. What a great channel your running. I just sold a token for $5.00 free shipping. Sent through eBay and PayPal and paid $3.09 USPS first class in small padded envelope weight .45 oz. I could have put in in a regular envelope and put a stamp on it. Do you ever do this? Thanks. Will try to find you on Facebook.
Di Vi (2 months ago)
I wanted to sell the beaded jewelries i made(mostly rings). I don't know about mailing them and im thinking just using those envelopes you use for letters. They weigh less i supposed but still don't know anything about mailing them. Got any tips for me?
Dana BC (2 months ago)
Thank you, this really helped me.
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
very welcome!! thanks for watching!
Sarah C. Borja (2 months ago)
Thanks for the info...
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
Very welcome!! thank you
B. Walker (2 months ago)
This was really a great tutorial! Thanks RSF! Be advised viewer...Rates have gone up quite a bit since this video. And early 2019 rates changed again...they are much higher. In person your post office counter transaction costs will be $7.90 small flat, $14.35 for both medium Flats/the shirt/and the square box, $19.95 for large flat, and now $8.00 for padded flat pouch. These are lessons this newbie has learned: 1. When using online services such as Ebay to buy your postage you will get a discount, but they do charge you for the convenience/so your margin of saving is not what you think. 2. Flat rate boxes appear the same as regular priority. Look diligently for the FLAT RATE title on your box. 3. Never alter a flat rate box shape. (they will charge for that sin, and your recipient may have to pay the difference that = bad rating). 4. If you know for sure a package is going priority, you can alter the shape of a regular branded priority box. Cut it down, tape two together/you can manipulate any priority package to fit your needs. 5. If you are uncertain, and think parcel post or first class may be the cheaper option, arrive with a plain box/packaging. If priority service deems the cheaper or same they will attach priority branded tape on your plain box and upgrade you to that faster service. 6. If however you put your item in priority box and learn it is cheaper to go parcel or first class, you can't go the lesser priced option in that branded priority box- unless you remove it from priority branded packaging and put it in a plain brown box/envelope. Hope that helps newbies. : )
kissy kat (2 months ago)
Shipping went up in 2019. It's awful, and I've had to go up on my rates. It has scared lots of shoppers off. Can you update you video.
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
You cant "update" a video on youtube, you just have to make new videos and upload them as things change... which I have done. I uploaded 1 video before January about the upcoming increase in price, and one video in January showing the new prices etc.. thanks!
Great video very interesting Thank you 🙏😊 Mark
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
Thanks mark. glad you enjoyed it
Julie Khalilzadegan (2 months ago)
Always learn something from you!
Gee Willickers (2 months ago)
usps priority is more expensive than fedex, even with ebay discount. not 1st class of course.
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
not always.. sometimes.. thats not a 100% of the time thing though.
Karen Crow (2 months ago)
So when you are making your listing, how do you calculate weight? Do you figure it out beforehand?
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
You weight the item
David A (2 months ago)
Hearing those rates makes up upset with the recent price hikes in 2019. :( But good video!
zeus winston (2 months ago)
priority mail flat rate regional box A or B ship up to 15 lbs is cheaper than priority mail flat rate medium
Bev Min (2 months ago)
USPS First Class is 13 Oz. or under. Where did you see / hear that it goes up to 15 Oz? I wish we still had the prices for shipping that you mentioned! Prices going up AGAIN!! Also, you should have mentioned that sellers can charge a Handling Fee. I do that if I price something low. Gotta makes a couple of bucks!
Happy Positive (2 months ago)
Flat rate padded is $7.25
DarkDekieon (2 months ago)
This is good information, just wish it applied to my country.
Jesus Is The Way (2 months ago)
I have a shipping question that maybe you can help me out with. When I list an item on ebay, say shoes, when I click the Calculate Shipping, it always has 3 rates, and it always picks the highest. The shoes start out at 7.40, 7.80 & 10.80, and it always picks the highest one, so the customer sees the highest price, and that is always to Los Angeles. What happens if the person is in the next state, will Ebay recalculate the Shipping ? I have tried to set the shipping as location, but it still has the higher rate up, what to do. I am a new Ebay Seller. Can ya help a guy out Please? Thank you very much.
Latrese McTyer (2 months ago)
Thanks! 👍
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
Anytime!! Thank you soo much
Obie Brown (2 months ago)
Do you have Large Envelope in US? We have it in Australia and it lets you send items that are less then 20cm thick for supper cheap.
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
70 pounds for priority its called "if it fits it ships" no matter what it weighs... its a smaller envelope about the size of a sweater +Obie Brown
Obie Brown (2 months ago)
70 Ounce or Pounds? That seems big? I am talking $2 price less then all shipping options you listed. So US does not have a normal "Large Letter" rate? Most countries have this.
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
It depends.. we have a padded flat rate envelope that is whatever fits inside is allowed to ship up to 70 pounds
Troy Mayer (2 months ago)
use a priorty box for free. then put box in a poly mailer. cheap way to use priorty boxes with first class lables
RockstarFlipper (2 months ago)
AAAnd congrats on encouraging mail fraud :-). Thats completely illegal. Free priority boxes from the USPS are for priority shipping only... NOT first class
Alan T (3 months ago)
In the past I used to use USPS for almost all my shipping but that last couple years FedEx has gotten to the point where FedEx often... is less expensive. And I save and reuse the Amazon Prime envelopes. VERY good video!!
Edward Siger (3 months ago)
So much more expensive now fuck
Mott W (3 months ago)
Great video
edorado8909 (3 months ago)
Hi how do you ship a tyvec envelope. What do you select on the ebay platform?
Required Taste (3 months ago)
Does the package size matter for first class mail or is it solely based on weight?
Required Taste (3 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper Thanks for the help!
RockstarFlipper (3 months ago)
First class is always by weight under 16 ounces.. doesn't matter how big it is
angela walker (3 months ago)
I have a large heavy package that I need to ship cheaply. Weight 58 pounds meas. 40x23x23. What do you recommend?
Renee McClain (3 months ago)
Fantastic video...you covered everything and I'm really grateful for your wisdom. Can't wait to start selling on Ebay! Thanks so much!
Brooklynapoli (3 months ago)
Nice video
Stunz (3 months ago)
But a purse won’t fit into an envelope. Can it just be a box?
Stunz (3 months ago)
Marcos Gonzalez yeah not sure
Marcos Gonzalez (3 months ago)
Stunz Does it? I was wondering the same thing??
Stunz (3 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper awesome, thank you, does it matter how big the box is?
RockstarFlipper (3 months ago)
Yes it can be
Jamie Hayes (3 months ago)
Is it always best to do delivery confirmation in case the customer claims they did not receive the item? Since I do not have a printer I would like to just write the address on the envelope and slap some stamps on it and let the mailman take care of it but of course packages get lost all the time. What do you recommend?
Rafe Arrington (4 months ago)
AndTheCorrectAnswerIs (4 months ago)
DO NOT USE THE FREE PRIORITY MAIL BOXES OR PADDED ENVELOPES AS PACKING MATERIAL. That is fraud, and it is a crime. The cost of the box is built into the shipping price. These materials are to be used ONLY for Priority Mail shipping. If the Post office finds that you stuffed your package with free Priority bubble envelopes, they will charge you the shipping fee for EACH encelope, and possibly prosecute you if you are a business doing this on a regular basis.
Cheryl (4 months ago)
Great job explaining this. Shipping has had me stumped for a while. So this is so helpful. Thanks
Lydia (4 months ago)
Great video, super clear! Thank you!!
Grace Mama (4 months ago)
Very helpful. Thank you for making this video.
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
Very welcome!! thanks for watching and im glad to help
gary smith (4 months ago)
Very helpful and easy to grasp explanation! I've been hitting my head on the brick...figuratively speaking... to figure out this shipping puzzle, and now it is clear. Thank you so much! P.S. I made a writing error in one of my previous posts about "junk drawers" which caused my post to become nonsensical. Sorry about it!
Beautifulmusiclistnr (4 months ago)
Excellent video and Excellent guidance! Can I use a box that says Target or Mattel on it or does it have to be completely plain in order to send it Priority Mail? Please advise. Thank you!
Beautifulmusiclistnr (4 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper Thank you very much! I'm sure I'll have other questions for you! Thank you again!
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
Yes you can use any box to send priority mail, so long as it dosnt say flat rate..unless your sending flat rate. otherwise you'll be charged the normal priority price
Olga Ananina (4 months ago)
Best shipping vid here
3ds max (4 months ago)
Just list items for 99 cents and then make the shipping 180 bucks. (that's what true assholes do on eBay every day)
3ds max (4 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper It's to get people to click on the item. They see 99 cents and think "Oh cool!" And some idiots don't even look at the shipping prices and then negative feedbacks ensue.
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
Final Value fees are charged on the COMBINED price
Robert Rodriguez (4 months ago)
Is it better to drop off at the post office or you own mail box?
Robert Rodriguez (4 months ago)
Great video bro
Michael Osada (4 months ago)
I made it hit 5k Likes, woohoo!
Michael Osada (4 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper Absolutely, are you still making new videos?
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
Awesome!! thank you
Peter Bogdanoff (4 months ago)
USPS also provides free Priority Mail boxes that NOT flat rate.
Peter Bogdanoff (4 months ago)
You have to order the boxes on USPS.com and they'll send them to you free. Shipments in the non-flat rate boxes are priced by weight, generally in 1-pound increments. Flat rate is good for heavy articles, but usually by weight is a better price.
Kandis Glasgow (4 months ago)
Very good!! Thanks for your help!
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
Very Welcome thank you sooo much!
FroztiProductions (4 months ago)
Please don't package video games in envelopes. You need hard protection. Almost every game a get in that packaging is cracked.
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
I bubble wrap all my games, so I highly doubt any are showing up with damage. sorry
FroztiProductions (4 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper Many people don't care if the case is cracked and don't say anything. I got three games last month, all damaged cases. Games were brand new sealed. 1 amazon bag, 2 gold envelopes.
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
FroztiProductions shipped thousands of games. Never an issue
Aubrey Ritchie (4 months ago)
I shipped a piece of jewelry today in a bubble mailer that weighed less than 3oz and was charged $3.50 because it was considered to be a package. Should I be using a brown envelope instead?
Uresis Fish (4 months ago)
For USPS, my cards are packed in a bubble mailer and is 7x4x4 and is around 6 ounces and costs me $3.50
Richard M (4 months ago)
Paid by weight what packing to use?
Jim Morrow (4 months ago)
How do you sign up for the Ebay discount on shipping?
Jimmy O. (4 months ago)
Anyone else wonder why he clipped his hands after announcing his name?
RockstarFlipper (4 months ago)
Just happened? nothing to look into
LeaderOfWolves (5 months ago)
Please give direct link to the online calculator you used on this video!!!!
DabKitty sparkle (5 months ago)
Hi i need advice on shipping wedding gown no long train puffy bottom and jewel top. Size 10.do you know how to fold? And what size box to use?
DabKitty sparkle (5 months ago)
+RockstarFlipper thank you, i wonder what size box is most commonly used probably not going to be able to use large priority box unfortunately
RockstarFlipper (5 months ago)
Depends what it fits in.. probably going to go USPS priority by weight.. and whatever box will fit use.
DabKitty sparkle (5 months ago)
Not a long train
Jewelry Biz Class (5 months ago)
I’m having problems with shipping fees. For example, I have beads that I would like to sell. Others list beads for 99cents with free shipping. The cheapest shipping I can get from eBay is $3.50. What am I doing wrong???
chrissiem47 (5 months ago)
Thumbs up! I love your videos, great tutorial! Thank you!!!
RockstarFlipper (5 months ago)
Thanks so much!!
Mickeyj0419 loveyoutube (5 months ago)
Prices in this video are way out of date!  Better check with your post office to get 2018 prices.
Precious Metals Guy (5 months ago)
Can you do a video about how to compete with sellers selling so cheap and with free shipping that it would break your own bank to do the same?
PrairieGirl1000 (5 months ago)
What about the labels themselves? What kind of printer do you use? What kind of sticky labels? Does your account get charged when you print it? I'm afraid you left out a whole other subject! Either that or I really am completely clueless. Thanks.
Nlsc13 (6 months ago)
I’m going to go check to see if you have a video on mailing shoes! Thx. Your videos are awesome. Like the others say... no wasted time! 🙂
Nlsc13 (6 months ago)
What about the tyvek envelopes? Are those first class under 16oz? Is there a drop down for those or would it just be a first class envelope?
Jose Sut (6 months ago)
Thank you man I hope you make one for Mercari.
Thank you!!!
DrNoBoDy (6 months ago)
Omg dude I’ve been looking for a video that explained what u just said thank you so much I can’t believe it I finally know what flat rate and first class are definitely subbing
Thank you for being so clear on your YouTube video. Just to the point.
Kate EDid (6 months ago)
You didn't mention Media Mail--I was under the impression this was cheapest for heavy items like books? I've also heard it takes longer to get there...is this why you don't use it? Also, are prices on poly and padded mailers competitive? Do you recommend a certain company or brand that has it cheaper? Thanks for the video Casey!
Ed Gein (6 months ago)
Flat rate envelope holds more and is cheaper than small flat rate box.
MA USA (6 months ago)
Thanks man! Saved me a lot of research time.
Chris Maciejewski (6 months ago)
First i gotta say thanks for explaining this item very well. I have been selling on eBay on a low to medium level for about 3 years now and understand it pretty well but shipping has always left me with questions. I pretty much do exactly that but always thought there might be a better or cheaper way, but i guess i am good. Your video was great, and didn't leave me with any questions. .....well actually just one. How comfortable is that chair? I don't know why but, I noticed it when you got up. thing is cool, i want one. do they sell em on eBay? lol -cmagic
A L. (6 months ago)
OMG thank you so much! I was so confused! Not anymore:0)
Hey Nate (7 months ago)
Would it be weird if I shipped a reused amazon envelope envelope to ship something to a customer on eBay? I save a lot of those and was wonder I can reuse them.
Nashwan Muthana (7 months ago)
clean thank you alot
VersatileMindz909 (7 months ago)
@Rockstar Flipper How do you have a 17% discount on shipping through ebay?
RockstarFlipper (7 months ago)
Derek thank you so much!! appreciate that
DEREK FERGUSON (7 months ago)
@VersatileMindz909 @Rockstar Flipper Rockstar is indeed a Commercial Plus customer because he ships 300 packages per month on average over the course of 12 months running, not fiscal. He gets 17% on Priority Mail (not flat). He would get 24% if he was using eBay Labels. Flat Rate Priority is only 2.75%. First class, on the other hand, is upwards of 12%. Both of these rates are 10% higher using eBay Labels. Hope you don't mind me answering the question Rockstar!!!!
RockstarFlipper (7 months ago)
Ebay gives top rated sellers a shipping discount. Has been that way for awhile actually. Im not sure of the percent but that sounds a little high I thought it was more like 5-10%. usually a $7.10 padded flat cost me $6.90. so $.20 off
Sleekcartim .sleekcartim (7 months ago)
these companies keep raising rates so some of what you covered has prob changed. I try to recycle boxes, padded envelopes & packing material. that stretchy saran wrap type stuff that goes around pallets in big box stores etc... makes great packing materiel esp for heavy items, If its off the pallet just grab it & throw it in your shopping carts the workers will thank you lol
Super awesome vid and info thanks a lot! Subs!
TurtleGrl17 (7 months ago)
After watching this a few times, and actually shipping my first item, it totally made sense. Thank you for the very informative video.
Macha Baez (8 months ago)
Hey Flipp this is Sassy. Do you ever drop shipp im new to all this and wanna learn a lil thanks
RockstarFlipper (8 months ago)
NOPE.. I don't do Drop shipping.. risky
Sturm Reiter (8 months ago)
Somehow I feel duped. I sent a measly HP inkjet packet in a lightweight padded envelope. They charged me over $3.00 when I dropped it off at the PO. I mean, it weighed hardly.. well... nothing! I don't get it. Very annoying. I buy it for 99 cents, I sell it on Ebay for $10.00 (shipped free to buyer), and expected to only pay no more than say, $2.00. So after Ebay fees, PayPal fees and shipping, I make very little on this item.
RockstarFlipper (8 months ago)
Sturm Reiter because it was first class which ranges from $2.66-$4.76 depending on how many ounces 1-16oz. at the Usps it’s a little more expensive. Like $3.05-$4.96. The first prices are printed through eBay which gives a discount. Always print that way. But the $3 you paid is about right. Can’t ship anything less expensive first class
therealnavice (8 months ago)
This really helped thanks man
Carolyn Rubin (8 months ago)
Thank you so much from this new ebayer!!
sandy arreola (8 months ago)
thank you so much this really helped me! any advice on how to keep selling and not giving up I just started selling on eBay and it can be discouraging. great job on your youtube page

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