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Postage Costs for T-Shirts

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by fashion uk, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. AntiHeroUK

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    They are compatible with Paypal postage also, but I prefer RM SmartStamp. You could pop them into the post box, however should they get lost you have no proof whatsoever that you actually posted them, and therefore couldn't claim back from Royal Mail.
  2. sport8866

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    I just print off and pop in a documents enclosed sticky pouch they are very cheap to buy but as said above I believe dymos labels are just the job so maybe worth buying one of those. Cuts out a trip to post office and if any problems later occur you have proof in your PayPal account that you have sent it
  3. sport8866

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    At least proof you payed ! Shouldn't have any probs sending in this country it's abroad where I get problems
  4. AntiHeroUK

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    I don't think proof you paid would be enough for a Royal Mail claim though.
  5. sport8866

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    I would imagine your right, luckily in 2 years not had to find out yet :)
  6. Gary

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    On small / low value items I often print a label and stick it in the postbox, not had any issues as yet but as Pete mentioned, you'd be screwed in a claim (hence only doing it with lower value items).
  7. AntiHeroUK

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    I've thought about it too, but most days I have a mixture of large letters and packets, so unless I can "alter" the post box, I have to go to the post office :D
  8. fashion uk

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    Thanks alot chaps, some great advice ;)

    For outside of UK i'd probably would still go over the road to the Post Office but for within UK I will seriously consider the printed label option and if one parcel gets lost I would simply send a new item anyway as I print t-shirts so they dont cost much tbh.

    I will check out these dymo label printers, I have windows vista so need to make sure it works with that.
  9. fashion uk

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    I print on paper for my own book keeping and invoices and stuff, I suppose I could do pay for paypal postage and just print on paper etc, Is there no barcode that royal mail scan at the sorting office or does it still work through the document pouch?
  10. AntiHeroUK

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    I can confirm they are compatible with Windows Vista. If you do go for one give me a shout as I have Dymo Compatible labels in stock. They're great quality, much cheaper than Dymo's own labels, and I use them myself on a daily basis so I can easily recommend them. I can sell you as many rolls as you require, but usually in packs of 5, 10, 20, 50 etc. I have plenty of 99014 labels in stock, but running low on 99012 which will be restocked in a few weeks.

    If you need help sourcing a Dymo LabelWriter at a good price let me know. :)
  11. fashion uk

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    On ebay I have seen one for £70, Is this the going rate do you know?
    How does the Ink work with these things?
  12. sport8866

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    yes there is a barcode above address but its still in view in document, I think I use the 5x7 inch ones. They fold up quite nicely into them.
    Good luck !
  13. AntiHeroUK

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    There is no ink included. It uses thermal printing technology to print the labels. So all you ever need to do is buy more labels when you run out. I couldn't match £70 if that's including delivery. That's a very good price, and I'd urge you to go ahead and get one bought before they are sold out. Is that the listing with 8 remaining?
  14. fashion uk

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    It is indeed yeah and postage is Free, I doubt the 2yr Warranty comes with it but I'll take a chance I think. if it saves me time by not going in the posting office and also enables me to guarentee they go as a large letter then it will almost pay for itself within the first week anyway,
  15. AntiHeroUK

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    It will be 2 years included with Dymo, and an extra year if you register it with Dymo online.
  16. fashion uk

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    Does anyone have a Dymo and use it for UK eBay/Paypal Postage and with Internet Explorer. I was doing some reseach before jumping in and buying and I have read there is an issue with Paypal UK and the Dymo.

    Even on this forum a while back there was posts regarding it, Just wondered if there is now a fix for it?
  17. fashion uk

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    I'll take a chance and if Paypal UK/eBay doesn't work with it I'll just use smartstamp.
  18. ResellerLad

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    Does anyone use one of them vacuum packers? Any good?
  19. fashion uk

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    I had a mate that use to sell gaming controllers, he used a grip seal bag, place the controller in and then suck the air out with an ordinary vacum/hoover.

    It use to work for him, might be worth giving that a try with something non valuable first.

    Wether or not it stayed tight during transit is another matter but at the time it made him feel better lol.
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