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You just might feel like singing this song after your tenth visit to the post office in a week. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid this. First, schedule your shipping days once or twice a week, depending upon your volume, and include your shipping day s in your auction descriptions. Opening an account at MYUPS.com is also a great idea. My home is now a designated stop on the UPS route!
You can significantly reduce the risk of a buyer saying you never sent an item by using the US Postal Service's Delivery Confirmation Program. It only costs well under a dollar for Priority Mail or Parcel Post, and you can include this fee in the buyer's shipping cost.
Once you start selling a fair amount of items each month, you'll probably want to set up an account with Stamps.com or Simply Postage. Personal postage providers offer software programs that are installed on your computer, so that you can print out postage right off of your computer.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|