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Old 01-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What do you you charge for ebay combined shipping?

I've been charging $2.50 for first purchase and $.50 for each additional purchase with a max of $5.00 shipping. Although I did not include the combined costs in my sellers notes section, i did write "I offer combined shipping."

I got a message from an ebay buyer saying that my shipping fees are one of the highest sportscards shipping fees on ebay and that my combined shipping prices are misleading.

I thought this was pretty much average what ebayers charge for combined shipping.

Am I charging too much?

What do you all charge for combined shipping?
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2.00 +.25 for each additional item with a $5.00 max
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$2.00 up to first 5 cards.
$3.00 from 6-10 and so forth.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Free shipping on everything I sell
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Most of the time it's free shipping.
Sometimes it's $2.00 for the 1st purchase and 25 cents for each additional.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I charge $2.50 and usually don't charge anything extra for 5 cards. I put '$.25 for each additional single card won' in my auctions, but still don't charge extra for the first 5.

Technically you can put 6 cards (all in penny sleeves and top loaders inside a team bag) in a bubble mailer and still be under 3 ounces, so no use in charging extra for shipping when it doesn't cost me any more.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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$2 for 1-2, $3 for or 3 more
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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$2.25 for first lot, and I advertise $0.50 for each additional lot but I typically put it at $0.25 (advertised price is to protect me in case I need a box), with a max of $4 or so. I tried setting it on auto, but it wouldn't stay so I advertise it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I do $2.50, even with the increase of 5 cents on Monday, shipping for me also includes bubble mailer, postage, teambag, toploaders, penny sleeves, and ebay shipping fees.

I do also combined shipping of 25 cents per extra.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I do a flat $2.00 no matter how many cards you buy. Your rates are waaaay too high and you will get dinged on feedback accordingly. Then you will not get the preferred seller status and ebay will charge you higher fees. it's my hope that my low shipping fees encourages people to bid on additional items and thus make up for any potential loss on shipping fees. A padded envelope can ship 5+ cards and still be under 3 ounces. The price is the same for one, two, or three ounces so why jack up the shipping rate on people?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I do $2.50 for the first card and $.50 up to a maximum of $4.00.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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single cards - $2.50 flat fee, no extra per card fee
lots - vary based on size
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I do $3.00 and depending on the weight I won't charge extra.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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2.50 for first 3 cards...3.00 up to 10 cards...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Your shipping costs are not outrageous and are similar to a lot of sellers. But you definitely need to state what the costs are in your listings and not just put "I offer combined shipping".

If your goal is to have good DSR's and become a top rated seller, then you should probably lower your combined shipping costs. As others have stated, since the cost is the same to ship up to 3 ounces, you should figure out how many cards that is using your packing method. Then charge $2.50 to ship up to that many cards. If you are worried about the cost of the extra toploaders/sleeves, then make it $0.10 for each extra card. Although one thing to consider is that if someone buys an extra card from you, you save $0.30 in paypal fees from the combined payment. That savings should take care of all the extra shipping costs, and that's why some sellers charge only $2.50 no matter how many cards you buy from them.
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Free shipping on everything I sell. Doesn't make a difference any more, now that fees are charged on gross sales price.
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offer free shipping, raise your asking prices sightly to compensate for this and you are home free, plus automatic 5 star dsr for shipping. I do see some LARGE sellers that charge $3.50 or so for 1 card that may or may not even be in a top loader based on feedbacks. Its nuts out there.
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I've been charging $2.50 for first purchase and $.50 for each additional purchase with a max of $5.00 shipping. Although I did not include the combined costs in my sellers notes section, i did write "I offer combined shipping."

I got a message from an ebay buyer saying that my shipping fees are one of the highest sportscards shipping fees on ebay and that my combined shipping prices are misleading.

I thought this was pretty much average what ebayers charge for combined shipping.

Am I charging too much?

What do you all charge for combined shipping?
your costs are in the ballpark of where you should be, I charge anywhere from $2.00-$2.50 for the first card and $.50 for each additional and max out at $4.00 I believe. My range just depends on the size of the card(s). My DSR's are great and I've been a top rated seller for over a year. As long as you are shipping in bubble envelopes and the cards are properly secured no one should be complaining about your prices.
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Free shipping...it's really the only way to go these days.
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I got a package today where the guy charged me $6.00 to ship 9 cards. Hes getting a 1 star DSR for shipping costs.

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I charge 2.00 for 1-3 cards. 2.25-2.50 for 4-6, 3.00 for 7-12. Then after that depends on weight. Amongst the card count it also matters of there are a bunch of patch cards and things like that.
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I charge $2.50 and usually don't charge anything extra for 5 cards. I put '$.25 for each additional single card won' in my auctions, but still don't charge extra for the first 5.

Technically you can put 6 cards (all in penny sleeves and top loaders inside a team bag) in a bubble mailer and still be under 3 ounces, so no use in charging extra for shipping when it doesn't cost me any more.
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Free shipping with an option to pay cost of Priority or Expedited shipping. I just start my auctions a little bit higher than I would otherwise. And its a free 5-star on the shipping DSR.
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