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Editing Photos & Listing on Ebay

This is how I edit photos for my Ebay and Etsy listings:

You can see I’m listing video game stuff for my son. He lives video games but decided to clean house a bit.

This is my listing process:

Hello Ebay!

Life has been so strange lately.  Have you ever had that feeling that things are about to change but you don’t know how?  I had that feeling a few months ago, and boy have things changed since then.

I used to sell a lot of my products, mostly Suncatcher Craft Eyes, on Amazon.  That changed recently when Amazon changed some of their policies.  It is no longer worth it for me to send products in to Amazon’s warehouse and have them sell and ship them for me.  It was costing me twice what it would cost on my own website or even Ebay.  So I switched to merchant fulfilled, which means my products are still on Amazon, but I’m shipping them myself.  More on that in this video:

To cover the lost income from Amazon, I started selling on Ebay, both my own products and vintage items.  It’s been a journey and a really fun one at that!  I’ve learned a lot over the last couple months, and I want to share some tips and tricks for selling on Ebay, so my new hobby is making videos while I list on Ebay.  Most of these have information I wish I’d known when I started.

Of course my Suncatcher Craft Eyes  website is still going strong, and so is Etsy.  I can’t wait to see what this new journey brings!

Take care, stay warm, and let’s hope this snow lets up sometime soon!

Michelle

Save on shipping with this trick for small heavy items FBA

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This is a trick I stumbled on today, and it saves about $1 in postage for a 1 pound 2 ounce box shipping with the U.S. Post Office.  I boxed up the item in a 9x6x3-inch box, and the postage would have been $6.97 if I sent it parcel select.  At this weight Priority Mail is less expensive, so I thought I’d try fitting the box in the Priority Mail padded envelope and… it fit!  Very snugly, but it fit.  This will ship for $5.70 and faster too.  Hope this helps you.