Packaging & mailing items I've sold on EBay comes at the end of a very long process of making cash.
The process goes like this:
I shop at thrift stores.
Bring the stuff home.
Take the tags off.
Post them on EBay.
Wait for them to sale.
So what comes next is a part of the process I don't enjoy a whole lot.
Let me compare it to making cinnamon rolls. I love making cinnamon rolls.
Here's my fresh & easy pizza dough I bought.
I bring the dough home and roll it out with my little helpers.
Add the cinnamon, sugar and butter.
They turn out great everytime.
The last step in the process isn't much fun.
Sure, the dog does her part by eating what falls on the floor.
Shipping feels like "the clean-up (without the dogs help)."
I have tons of these flat-rate envelopes. Anything I can fit in this envelope ships for $4.90.
The envelopes are free at your local post office (or they deliver if you order them on-line).
Here's an example of how I package an Old Navy Plus Size 22 Denim Jean Long Straight Skirt I sold.
It's big and heavy, but I can fit it in my flat-rate envelope like this:
Notice I write out what goes in the envelope while I copy down the addresses from my email. I've already sent out my shipment from last week, but I have over 100 items listed for this week. I've received a lot of great tips from readers regarding packaging and shipping. I wish I could share a cinnamon roll with you.