Shipping can be a pain at times, especially if you have to go to the Post Office. I just recently learned some amazing information on Facebook and I want to pass it on to you.
Thrifter & Reseller World
If you aren’t already a member of Thrifter & Reseller World on Facebook, you should be. Not only can you get some great information about selling on line, it can even be helpful if you’re a frequent buyer.
First Class Mail
I have mentioned before that if you wish to ship a package First Class Mail privately or on Mercari, you have to go to the Post Office. It can’t be done online. That is no longer the case. A woman in the Facebook group mentioned several different shipping services that can be used and I decided to check out one called Shippo.
Shippo is an online shipping service that you can link up to some of the more popular selling platforms like Amazon and eBay. You can also just ship from it yourself. I actually had a First Class package from a sale on Mercari that I had prepared to go to the Post Office. I figured what better time to try it out? It was amazing to me how easy it was!
To ship a package that is not from one of Shippo’s included carriers you click on ‘Create orders”. That takes you to a page where you fill out your address information, and the information of the person you are sending it to.
Then it will ask you for the package dimensions and weight. You pick your shipping date, ‘buy label’ and print. It’s as simple as that. The first time you make a label Shippo will ask you for your card information. I put in my Paypal card so the charge comes right out of my Paypal account. You will be charged for the price of the label plus 5 cents per label. With the price of gas right now, having to make a trip to the Post Office is certainly going to cost more than 5 cents.
I just recently had about 20″ cut off the length of my hair and wanted to donate it to Locks of Love. I was able to print that label on Shippo as well, saving me another trip out.
With sales on Mercari and the packages that I send out to my granddaughter Emma on special occasions, I know I’ll be using Shippo a lot.