has anyone found a way around ebay and final value fees on SHIPPING

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Country Living Farm, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
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    Ok, I am one of the good guys who do not over charge for shipping. 12.95 covers about 8 eggs, boxing, tape, ink, bubble wrap, and driving them to the PO. Ebay is charging me about 1.20 fee for my shipping cost of 12.95. I am actually losing here. I do nto want to raise shipping charges but what else do I do? I was thinking of just direct billing from paypal with there request for money feature. Has anyone given it any thought. I know why ebay did it beacuse of people charging 20 bucks shipping and selling for 1.00.

    Suggestions????

    I did sell on here and I think I might start again it is just ebay is faster and more people on it...
     
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your pain, but about all you can do on eBay is raise your shipping price (which will of course raise your eBay fee and possibly turn people off) or raise the price of your item. I think it is totally justified though because even charging $15 for shipping, sometimes to certain places, it costs right at that not counting packing materials, gas, etc.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would be honest and write why you raise the prices, along with a detailed list where what money goes to. You know x amount for shipping, packaging, gas, other supplies....
     
  4. fifibreen

    fifibreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One thought,
    If you are set up and selling as a business then the extra charge from ebay is a cost of doing business/expense that can be written off. The shipping, packing materials, and a portion of fuel counts as a business expense that can be written off. As a business you get credit for many of your expenses.

    If your doing it for fun, then just raise your prices to cover your cost and keep it fun [​IMG]
     

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