Question by Andrew M: How do I figure out shipping easily for a new home based business?
I need to figure out how to manage, streamline and calculate costs for doing shipping. I will be running a small to medium scale cookie mix product business out of my house. Are there any successful home based business people who can help, or anyone who has had to deal with shipping solutions? Thank you!
Answer by Sun burns suck
depending on the volume to plan to ship the USPS is generally the cheapest. Depending on weight and size first class shipping will get the item to your customer in 2-5 days and is trackable. I just do a flat rate shipping so say it costs you $ 2.50 to shipping you charge $ 4.95 that covers you supply costs. There flat rate services are great too you pay one price regardless of weight and the boxes are free.
I use UPS as well set-up an account that way you get free daily pick-up and a discount. the cost is going to be higher again depends on volume and where you are shipping too and from.
Get a thermal lable printer you can get a used on ebay for like 100 bucks it is a great thing to have UPS will give you the labels for free don’t buy them people sell them on ebay and seriously they are free. But it makes it so easy print never have to buy ink and they are perfect peel and stick. I use them for my usps packages too.
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