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Old 10-15-2007, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much should I charge, flat rate for international shipping w/ tracking to Canada and Asia?

What carrier is the best?

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Old 10-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I sent a small box to Canada and it cost me $22 w/ tracking to ship it. Envelopes may be diffrent. Some Post offices in Canada have a sortation plant so if you send thin envelopes there may be a chance that it may get ruined. Its probably slim to none but it can happen.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm just looking to send a bubble mailer with 1 card.

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Old 10-15-2007, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you don't care about being able to track the item the shipping is right about the same cost to ship to the U.S.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Shipped a card to Canada last night for 60 cents (Nova Scotia). It was only 90 cents to ship Sonny (Australia) his card! Unreal. Oh well, I guess with the extra money the PO is making, we shouldn't see a stamp increase anytime soon.

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Old 10-16-2007, 09:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It shouldn't cost you more than a $1 USD
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would charge whatever you charge for US shipping the same for Canda. For Europe and other countries add on another 50 cents and that should take care of it. For one card atleast.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yes. but how much for 1 card w/ tracking?
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i just got back from the post office as i shipped one up card in a bubble mailer. due to the weight, it cost $1.31. I inquired about deliv confirmation and that is not available for that type of shipping to canada. like everyone said, if you want to track it you have to pony up the cash.

i've always sent it via USPS air mail or first class intl or whatever the hell they call it now and never had any problems. sure it takes a bit longer, but it works.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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just worried about charge backs on a $300+ card.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i just got back from the post office as i shipped one up card in a bubble mailer. due to the weight, it cost $1.31. I inquired about deliv confirmation and that is not available for that type of shipping to canada. like everyone said, if you want to track it you have to pony up the cash.

i've always sent it via USPS air mail or first class intl or whatever the hell they call it now and never had any problems. sure it takes a bit longer, but it works.
Spot on Capt-that is the way it is.....word to the wise if you are shipping high $$ Cup Hky type cards to Canada for example you need to make sure the buyer knows you will have to ship it global priority- cause that is only service that provides tracking/confirmation coverages. Protects both you and the buyer but mainly you as the seller with all the silliness going on out there with charge backs and the like.........
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Global Express provides the tracking. Its between $22-25 to ship but its online tracking with a signature required.
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Why even have tracking? You know you are not covered by paypal for international buyers.
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Why even have tracking? You know you are not covered by paypal for international buyers.

Paypal does confirm Canadien addresses so yes you are covered if you follow the rules-ship to confirmed address with online tracking, signature for items over $250.
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Paypal also now confirms some UK addresses.
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Paypal does confirm Canadien addresses so yes you are covered if you follow the rules-ship to confirmed address with online tracking, signature for items over $250.
But not other countries. I have personally never had a problem shipping overseas. I just ship it regular first class international which will cost anywhere from $.80-$25.00.
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But not other countries. I have personally never had a problem shipping overseas. I just ship it regular first class international which will cost anywhere from $.80-$25.00.

I believe the item in question was around $300. You are really putting yourself at risk if you just send this out first class. Low end cards no problem.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Paypal also now confirms some UK addresses.
ok but that is not the point, I am talking about seller protection. There are a lot of times where I see confirmed address, but it says you are not covered by paypal protection. So even if you ship to confirmed address and get tracking you are not covered, really stupid policy.
Paypal used to be completely seller biased, then they got sued and now are completely buyer baised.
The buyer is protected 100% here on ebay. Ebay is so safe buying now, I guess that is what paypal wanted to do? If you buy a lot and say something is missing you can return, if it is lost in the mail you are covered, you are covered in all cases, while the seller is screwed in all cases.
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http://ircalc.usps.gov/default.aspx?...ngle&CID=10411
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Anything that eBay does to increase the number of people buying is fine by me. There are already too many sellers. In other words: there is too much supply and not enough demand, so whatever balances this is a good idea.

Shipping internationally is always a calculated risk. It's always easier to give advice than to take it, because the advice giver is not risking $300 on a transaction!
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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update:

i'm selling $100 card to South Korea.

how much should I charge for shipping w/ tracking online? $20?

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Old 11-05-2007, 01:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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http://ircalc.usps.gov/

Express Mail is the only way to track online International shipments.
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