What to charge?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Kansaseq, May 1, 2009.

  1. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I know it depends on how far they are being shipped, but on average, how much is it to ship, say, a dozen eggs?
    I quoted someone $13 to be safe, and they seemed a little put off. Is that way off?
    Also, how much for eggs? I have mixed EExBO right now, and get $2 a dozen, so figured about $6 a dozen for hatching, considering they take extra care and packaging. What do you guys think?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    It depends on where you are. Stuff I can ship for $5-6 from home (TN) cost me $13 in ND (visiting family). Unless you are using flat rate boxes, you really need to use the USPS shipping calculator and have the to and from zips and the approximate weight to get a good idea [​IMG]
     
  3. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is really reasonable. I've paid as much as 18.oo for shipping for 24 eggs. People have to remember you got to cover your shipping supplies as well as the shipping for the eggs.
     
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Quote:Was the $18 just for the shipping? And what about cost for a dozen mixed breed eggs?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The most I have spent on shipping eggs so far (besides the 3 or 4 dozen I sent to Fudgie) was about $14, and that was for 15 large RIR eggs that went from here (KY) to WA. Most times it costs less than $10 for shipping, and many times it's less than 8, but it just depends on where they are going and how much they weigh.
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Ok, I just went to USPS postage calculator. Using the box my 8 ebay EE eggs were sent in, I put in the dimensions 11x9x6, and estimated 2lbs in weight. To send it from Kansas to Utah I came up with a cost of $10.35 to ship priority mail. Add in some bubble wrap at my expense, gas to the post office, etc, I think $12 or $13 is fair.
     
  7. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    Heck yeah! There's the shipping materials, the time to make sure they are packaged correctly, and the time you need to run them to the post office. Don't sell yourself short.
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I 'm sure alot of people know about this but I thought I would share "just in case" orrr maybe this is because Im from a small town and I know the 2 people in my post office--most ship priority mail 2-3 day delivery-if you use that go to the USPS online site-you can print out your own shipping labels=and pay for it online-thats INCLUDES-delivery confirmation/tracking for FREE-if you bring it to the post office and have them do the work for you it costs .75. the priority mail boxes are free and if you get brave like me I asked for rolls of Priority mail tape-it was free! I use it to tape the buble wrap on my eggs and for the box. hope I helped someone save money-my mail lady gave me all the juice on this! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Quote:I am SO going to ask for some free tape next time I'm at the post office!
     
  10. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They use to give free tape and boxes. Now no more free tape. You can print your own tag at home and save a dollar or more. also delovery confirm is always free. Take advantage of it. ususally shipping a flat rate box should be no more than 11.00
     

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