Free Webinar: Shipping Internationally, Best Practices to Ship Overseas

September 30th, 2013 Comments off

FREE WEBINAR!
Shipping Internationally – Best Practices to Get your Orders Overseas

trs-webinar2Opening up your eBay listings to international sales is a great opportunity to grow revenue. However many sellers get scared away by the complexity of shipping packages overseas.

Join Bryan Goodman and Jason Smith of ThriftingWithTheBoys.com/ShippingWithTheBoys.com and Eric Nash of Stamps.com as they show you how easy it is to ship internationally, and discuss common issues that come up with international package delivery.

Topics covered in this webinar:

• Selling & Shipping to International Markets
• Options for Shipping Internationally
• Understanding Customs Forms and Duties/Taxes
• Shipping to Problem Countries
• How Tracking Works for International Packages
• Plus much more!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

SIGN UP: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/263592919

Presented by Bryan Goodman and Jason Smith from ThriftingWithTheBoys.com/ShippingWithTheBoys.com with Eric Nash of Stamps.com

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About ThriftingWithTheBoys.com and ShippingWithTheBoys.com:
Jason Smith and Bryan Goodman are Top Rated Sellers who have each been selling on eBay for over 12 years. Nearly all of the products they sell come from thrift stores. Known in the eBay community as “Thrifting with the Boys,” Jason and Bryan are regular guests on eBay Radio and have presented to standing room-only audiences at eBay on Location, eBay Radio Party and other e-commerce events. They also serve as Worthologists for Worthpoint, lead a popular Facebook group and offer thrifting excursions. Jason and Bryan recently created a new shipping educational website called ShippingWithTheBoys.com, where they share knowledge, advice and success stories on how to ship products worldwide.

Top Rated Seller Webinars is a FREE monthly webinar series that provides educational information for eBay and e-commerce sellers.  The webinar series is underwritten by Stamps.com, PageMage, Outright, eBay Radio, Terapeak and Kabbage.

Tax Tips for eBay Sellers (Video)

March 1st, 2013 Comments off
If you sell products on eBay, knowing all the IRS tax obligations you have at year-end is a very important part of your business.  You have sales tax to collect on product purchases, quarterly estimated taxes to pay and of course the traditional year-end tax forms to submit in April.
Worried over which records to keep? Confused about which tax forms you need to file, where to report your income, or how to account for your inventory? Then this book is for you!
Top Rated Seller Webinars recently had a webinar focused on key IRS tax laws, forms and possible deductions for online sellers featuring financial-industry experts Laura Messerschmitt and Cliff Ennico.
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Topics in the webinar include:
– The whats, whens, and hows of income taxes for eBay sellers
– How to handle the 1099-K you received from PayPal
– Is selling on eBay a “business” or a “hobby”, and does it matter?
– Calculating your income from selling on eBay
– Common deductions that eBay sellers take
Top Rated Seller Webinars is a monthly webinar series for eBay sellers that is sponsored by Stamps.com, Outright, PageMage, eBay Radio, Terapeak and Kabbage. Sign-up for a webinar today!

If you sell products on eBay, knowing all the IRS tax obligations you have is a very important part of your business.  You have sales tax to collect on product purchases, quarterly estimated taxes to pay and of course the traditional year-end tax forms to submit every April.

Top Rated Seller Webinars recently had a webinar focused on key tax laws, IRS forms and possible deductions for online sellers featuring financial-industry experts Laura Messerschmitt of Outright accounting software and Cliff Ennico, attorney and best selling author of numerous eBay books.

Topics in the webinar include:

  • The whats, whens, and hows of income taxes for eBay sellers
  • How to handle the 1099-K you received from PayPal
  • Is selling on eBay a “business” or a “hobby”, and does it matter?
  • Calculating your income from selling on eBay
  • Common deductions that eBay sellers take

200x200_top-rated2Top Rated Seller Webinars is a monthly webinar series for eBay sellers that is sponsored by Stamps.com, Outright, PageMage, eBay Radio, Terapeak and Kabbage. Sign-up for a webinar today!

How to Print a SCAN Form (Video)

January 7th, 2013 Comments off
Did the package ship? With the U.S. Postal Service’s SCAN Form (Shipment Confirmation Acceptance Notice), you and your customers will always know the answer.
What is a SCAN Form?
The SCAN Form is a piece of paper that contains a master barcode that includes all the packages associated in a shipment.  The SCAN Form saves the USPS employee time by allowing them to scan only one barcode (the SCAN Form) to enter all of the associated packages into the USPS’s Track & Confirm database rather than scanning each package individually. Once scanned, both you and the package recipient can see the date the package entered mailstream.
Steps to Print a SCAN form in Stamps.com
#1.Print shipping labels for all your packages for the day, and label and seal your packages.
#2.Click SCAN form under the View History menu, which is located in the left navigation bar when using the software or in the top navigation bar for the website.
#3.In the table, select the check box that corresponds to each of the day’s packages that you want to include on the SCAN form.
Click Print SCAN Form. The SCAN Confirmation dialog box opens.
#4.If desired, select Also print instructions & details. With this option, the SCAN form is printed with a list of the packages that are associated with it, to help you organize your packages. This list is not part of the SCAN form, and should not be presented to a USPS clerk or carrier.
#5.Click Print SCAN Form. Your browsers Print window will open.
#6.Select your printer and click Print to print the SCAN form.
#7.If the print was successful then click Close on the SCAN Confirmation dialog, otherwise click Print SCAN Form again to reprint.
After you print the SCAN form, gather the packages together, and bring them and the SCAN form to the Post Office (or leave them with the SCAN form for your carrier to pick up). The clerk or carrier will scan the barcode on the SCAN form. The SCAN form will be returned to you for your records.
Note: For best results, finish printing your postage for the day and print your SCAN form by 9:00 p.m. (local time). After that time, Stamps.com starts electronically submitting information about your packages to the USPS, and any items submitted this way cannot be included on a SCAN form.

Did the package ship? With the U.S. Postal Service’s SCAN Form (Shipment Confirmation Acceptance Notice), you and your customers will always know the answer.

What is a SCAN Form?
The SCAN Form is a piece of paper that contains a master barcode that includes all the packages associated in a shipment.  The SCAN Form saves the USPS employee time by allowing them to scan only one barcode (the SCAN Form) to enter all of the associated packages into the USPS’s Track & Confirm database rather than scanning each package individually. Once scanned, both you and the package recipient can see the date the package entered mailstream.

Steps to Print a SCAN form in Stamps.com

#1  Print shipping labels for all your packages for the day, and label and seal your packages.

#2  Click “SCAN form” under the View History menu, which is located in the left navigation bar when using the software or in the top navigation bar for the website.

#3  In the table, select the check box that corresponds to each of the day’s packages that you want to include on the SCAN form.  Click “Print SCAN Form.” The SCAN Confirmation dialog box opens.

#4  If desired, select “Also print instructions & details.” With this option, the SCAN form is printed with a list of the packages that are associated with it, to help you organize your packages. This list is not part of the SCAN form, and should not be presented to a USPS clerk or carrier.

#5  Click “Print SCAN Form.” Your browsers Print window will open.

#6  Select your printer and click “Print” to print the SCAN form.

#7  If the print was successful then click “Close” on the SCAN Confirmation dialog, otherwise click “Print SCAN Form” again to reprint.

After you print the SCAN form, gather the packages together, and bring them and the SCAN form to the Post Office (or leave them with the SCAN form for your carrier to pick up). The clerk or carrier will scan the barcode on the SCAN form. The SCAN form will be returned to you for your records.

Note: For best results, finish printing your postage for the day and print your SCAN form by 9:00 p.m. (local time). After that time, Stamps.com starts electronically submitting information about your packages to the USPS, and any items submitted this way cannot be included on a SCAN form.

Video: Holiday Sourcing Tips from Thrifting with the Boys

October 9th, 2012 Comments off

If you sell on eBay, then you will not want to miss this great video on how to source products at thrift stores. Jason Smith and Bryan Goodman of “Thrifting with the Boys” share tips and tricks in this Spreecast on what products to look for and how to sell them on eBay.  This is a must-watch video for any eBay seller!


About ThriftingWithTheBoys.com:
Jason Smith and Bryan Goodman are Top Rated Sellers who have each been selling on eBay for over 10 years. Nearly all of the products they sell come from thrift stores. Known in the eBay community as “Thrifting with the Boys,” Bryan and Jason are regular guests on eBay Radio and recently presented at eBay on Location in Philadelphia.

About TopRatedSellerWebinars.com:
This video presentation was part of the TopRatedSellerWebinar series.  TopRatedSellerWebinars.com is a FREE monthly webinar series that provides educational information for eBay and e-commerce sellers.  The webinar series is underwritten by Stamps.com, PageMage, Outright, eBay Radio and Terapeak.

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Attention Batch Shippers – ACTION REQUIRED!!!

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

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Attention Stamps.com Batch Shippers – ACTION REQUIRED!!!
Due to a Stamps.com technology upgrade, you MUST reauthorize your connection settings in order to continue importing orders from eBay, Amazon and PayPal. This process should only take a few minutes for each marketplace.
This upgrade to the Batch program is REQUIRED to receive many new feature enhancements such as quicker order imports and faster post-back of package tracking info.
Please go to http://www.stamps.com/BATCH for instructions and more info on the reauthorizing process!
We apologize for any inconvenience this upgrade may cause you.

Attention Stamps.com Batch Shippers – ACTION REQUIRED!!!

Due to a Stamps.com technology upgrade, you MUST reauthorize your connection settings in order to continue importing orders from eBay, Amazon and PayPal. This process should only take a few minutes for each marketplace.

This upgrade to the Batch program is REQUIRED to receive many new feature enhancements such as faster order imports and quicker post-back of package tracking info.

Please go to http://www.stamps.com/BATCH for instructions and more info on the reauthorizing process!

We apologize for any inconvenience this upgrade may cause you.

Click Here to get more info on how to reauthorize your batch connections for Amazon, PayPal and eBay.

Call us toll-free at 1-888-434-0055, Monday - Friday, 6 AM - 6 PM Pacific Time.