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How they manage to sell on free postage ?

Discussion in 'eBay, Amazon & Online Marketplaces' started by cheekyvirgin, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. cheekyvirgin

    cheekyvirgin

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    Suppose if someone is selling a small jewellery type thing on ebay / amazon.

    They selling it for £1.99 including delivery. How much it will cost them for postage a small necklace which might be no more than 50g.

    Just Curious.
  2. Lukasz_LND

    Lukasz_LND

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    all depend of packaging sizes
    if it's below 100g you can send it as letter and will cost you around £0.50-.70 per post
  3. Pembroke

    Pembroke

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    I've just sent a box C5 in size, less than 25mm thick and less than 100g for 76p second class 'large letter' and that's without any sort of bulk discount from Royal Mail. Also at that item price point it's not worth the extra cost of any sort of proof of delivery. PayPal's rules still say proof of posting (which costs nothing) protects a seller against a charge-back anything else you just take on the chin.

    Large letter (in the UK) will allow you up to A4 in size and 25mm thick so quite possible to send quite large items relatively cheaply.
  4. Cody

    Cody

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    Again, depends on the size of the packaging. If you're talking how some sellers can offer free P&P this is because they include the P&P in the price of the item. A good marketing strategy to make it look like free delivery, however the customer already pays for it in the item price.
  5. armondtanz

    armondtanz

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    Sometimes u gotta view the bigger picture:
    1: the seller is happy to clear his line and make 10p/20p clear profit
    2: hes clearing stock and boosting his sales in his shop, making his shop much more productive,higher ranking in listing etc.
    3: Lost leader, not making money but putting leaflet in the envelope to generate traffic to his website.

    If the company has staff, and a fully run system, where everything is printed and packed efficiently then if they sell a hundred items a week then its not that hard work to do, if it just slots in the chain... Im sure these companies are also selling items where they make 1-3-5 pound profit, so it all adds up and boosts yer shop on a whole....
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