Shipping

You finally sold that item on eBay and you are feeling pretty happy that you got your item packaged and shipped out on time only to receive a message the item has been damaged in shipping. Now you ask yourself the question, "How do I file an insurance claim with USPS?" For the first several years of flipping, I had to learn the hard way on the importance of insuring my packages before shipping.  I would...

Lyndi's Success Story: Her First Time Shipping Freight Today we have another success story to share! This one is exciting because it was this Lyndi's very first time shipping freight! These get us even more excited then our own wins. We love it when people are making money doing something they love. Lyndi almost threw in the towel (and lost $200) on this chair that she thought she couldn't ship. Before Lyndi listed this Joybird Soto chair on eBay,...

Shipping Items For eBay: 5 Common Fears Debunked Shipping Items for eBay is one of our top concerns we get asked about on a daily basis. It is one of the things that hold people back from really diving into flipping items to make some money. Many people are scared of shipping - or overwhelmed by everything that goes into shipping. Here are the top 5 fears about shipping items for eBay and we are going to debunk...

eBay Item Returned Damaged? Here's What You Should Do. One big concern many resellers or potential resellers have is getting an eBay item returned damaged from a customer or be a different item then they originally shipped. Unfortunately some people do try to scam the system and send back their damaged items, but if the item is returned to you in a different condition then you sent it, you don't have to worry. You shouldn't have problems...

How To File A Shipping Insurance Claim If you have been an eBay or Amazon seller for any length of time, most likely you have had to deal with a shipping insurance claim at one point or another. Because let's face it, sometimes the carriers don't care as much about our packages as we do.. via GIPHY Hopefully this doesn't happen to you and your packages arrive safely. But if something does arrive damaged, no reason to panic. As long...

The flea market flip of the week is a SUPER exciting one this week! If you follow us on Facebook, you might have seen that we picked up not one, but three Harley-Davidson signs last month. And when I say signs, I don't mean a little sign that would fit in a game room. I'm talking a large HUGE sign that would fit on the side of a warehouse. Huge right? This one pictured is the largest of...

We ship out a lot of items regularly - mostly that we have sold on eBay. Since our items are usually larger than 2lbs, we don't use the United States Postal Service (USPS) very much for shipping. We use either FedEx or UPS most of the time if we aren't shipping freight. FedEx and UPS are almost always going to be cheaper to use than USPS for something over 2lbs. But which is better to use for...

This week's flip of the week was another freebie! We have picked up several of these lately which has been pretty cool. Melissa really gets the credit for this one because it was her contact that scored us the deal. We were able to get this Princess Carriage Bed for $0! And sold it on eBay for $589! That price included free shipping. I thought I would be able to send it in a box, but the two long...

Shipping large items on eBay We love taking road trips. In fact we planned on being on an epic road trip right now and living in our 5th wheel, but life throws curve balls sometimes and plans change. We aren't currently living in our RV, but we did decide to take the longest road trip we have ever done to see family for Christmas. We decided to load up the kids and make the trek from...

Freight Shipping 101 Do you want to sell your large items online, but freight shipping seems completely overwhelming and undoable? Good news - it doesn't have to be! I have been flipping items and selling on eBay for over twenty years now. Two years ago I took a leap of faith and decided to go full-time, right before our third baby was born. I quickly realized what I was doing was not enough to provide for our growing...