eBay Sellers – Expand Sales with International Markets

July 6th, 2010 7 comments

suzanne-wells_1If you are an eBay seller, shipping internationally is one way to gain millions of potential new customers without costing you a dime in advertising or marketing. 49% of the buyers on eBay live outside of the USA, which means that opening up your auctions to the rest of the world is a great way to increase demand for your products. Although eBay has many international sites, consumers worldwide understand that the USA eBay site offers a much larger selection of products. Plus, many international customers have an affinity for products sold in the USA.


First Class Mail International:  Cheapest Option to Ship Overseas
Shipping internationally is not complicated; it just involves a few extra steps. If you are shipping small inexpensive items such as health and beauty products, clothing items, or accessories, consider shipping those items First Class Mail International. If the item weighs less than 4 pounds, it can be shipped First Class Mail International which is a much more economical rate than Priority Mail International. For example, let’s say you sold a sweater for $19.95 to a customer in the United Kingdom. The sweater weighs 8 ounces when packaged in a poly mailer. If you ship the item First Class Mail International, the cost to the customer is only $7.32 compared to a Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box which costs $13.45 or a Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope which costs $12.95. By using First Class Mail International, you are able to charge your customer less and make the purchase more attractive. As an eBay Top Rated Seller, I have used Stamps.com to ship thousands of packages via First Class Mail International over the last 7 years.

Stamps.com Offers Free Program for eBay Sellers
There are two major advantages of using Stamps.com for your eBay business. First, Stamps.com has the option to print and ship First Class Mail International without a trip to the Post Office whereas PayPal Shipping and and other shipping labels services do not. Second, Stamps.com offers discounts on your postage when you print labels online from home; you can save up to 13% on domestic Priority Mail and 5% on Priority Mail International.  Best of all, Stamps.com offers a free service for eBay sellers.  You can print shipping labels for free (including First Class Mail International) by connecting Stamps.com to your eBay account.  Learn more at: http://www.stamps.com/ebayfree4


About the Author

Selling on eBay since 2003, Suzanne Wells aka The eBay Selling Coach has sold over 17,000 items as a one person operation and has achieved the status of Silver Level Power Seller on eBay.   Suzanne’s book, The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Successful eBay Selling helps eBay sellers learn what products to sell, where to find them and how to successfully market on eBay.

TrueShip Offers Multi-Carrier Shipping Solution for Stamps.com Customers

April 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Looking for a shipping solution that can print USPS labels as well as FedEx or UPS labels in one integrated program? Shipping software pioneer TrueShip has a product called ReadyShipper that offers multi-carrier label capabilities in one easy program. The solution allows you to print USPS shipping labels (via Stamps.com) and either your choice of UPS® or FedEx® shipping directly inside one user interface. No extra software or third-party plug-ins are required.  ReadyShipper is also a great option for Mac owners wanting to use Stamps.com as the software is fully compatible for both PC and Mac machines.

Multi-carrier shipping software such as ReadyShipper can help add a ton of time efficiency to your shipping program. ReadyShipper allows you to import and organize all of your carrier delivery information into the software and then you can ship your USPS, UPS or FedEx orders individually or all together in one batch print. ReadyShipper makes it easy with fully integrated support for address validation, real-time rates, estimated time in transit, tracking email confirmations, weight-based shipping and more.

Works With Your Current Ecommerce Platform
ReadyShipper has built-in support for the most popular ecommerce systems. You can choose from a list of imports that include Network Solutions, PayPal, Amazon, OrderMotion, ShopSite, QuickBooks, eBay, Magento and many others. It also has a flexible CSV order mapping wizard to create your own custom order import.

Sharing your shipping results is just as easy. Automatically send out delivery confirmation emails with your customer service message and logo. If you use a supported ecommerce system, like Amazon, chances are ReadyShipper can instantly upload your shipping and tracking results to your account.  

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Try the ReadyShipper 14 Day Free Trial
ReadyShipper is loaded with standard features to automate routine tasks and help you ship more orders in less time. TrueShip offers new Stamps.com customers a 14 day free trial of ReadyShipper – sign-up at http://www.trueship.com/

Stamps.com Video – Ecommerce Shipping Made Easy

November 20th, 2009 1 comment

We’ve recently created a new shipping video that showcases how easy it is for ecommerce sellers to import sales order data from the top marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Yahoo! Stores, Google Checkout, PayPal or even your own shopping cart using Version 8.5.  This process completely eliminates the need to manually input any address data.

Batch print up to 1,000 shipping labels or print individually
Once the sales order data has been imported into Stamps.com, printing USPS shipping labels can be done with just a few clicks.   You can batch print up to 1,000 labels at a time or choose individual labels to print.  Stamps.com Version 8.5 will also automatically post-back shipping details including tracking numbers and delivery info into your eBay or Amazon store.

Other Great Shipping Features Such as SCAN Forms & Priority Mail Rate Discounts
Along with importing sales order data from multiple marketplaces, Stamps.com also provides other great shipping software features such as hidden postage, integrated customs forms, USPS acceptance SCAN forms and Priority Mail rate discounts plus much more.

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