This is a Public Service / C&C Announcement for anyone in the USA who will be shipping cards, etc after Jan 16, 2016. Postal rates are going up drastically. Shipping within the US for packages increases from 2.04 for the first 3 oz to 2.60 and 0.17 per oz there after. The biggest increase will be shipping to Canada. First Class International packages will now be $9.50 per oz up to 3 ounces from $6.55 and then an additional per oz fee depending on the country/province. With that said, be mindful of the trades you are making, as it needs to be worth your time, effort and now hard-earned money. Please refer to http://www.usps.com for more info, or speak with an ADMIN or MOD. (This news sucks)
|Standard stamp (Old Rate)||Standard stamp (New Rate)|
|Shipping Within USA (Old Rate)||Shipping Within USA (New Rate)|
|$2.04 for up to 3oz.||$2.60 for up to 3oz.|
|Shipping To CANADA (Old Rate)||Shipping To CANADA (New Rate)|
|$6.55 for up to 2oz.||$9.50 for up to 2oz.|
Thus, please use wise judgement when trading online. With the postal increase, I'm betting most will not want to trade base, inserts and base parallels if we have to pay upwards of $10 to ship them. Make trades that are worthwhile and economically feasible. Thank you.
**PayPal now has put forth an option for US Sellers in which you can fill out your customs forms online using PayPal Shipping. (Everything is done using USPS system)**
Whenever you get a payment from an International Buyer, go to "Print Shipping Label" and fill out all of the necessary information of the item. The shipping address will be already be uploaded for you.
1.) Mark the item as a GIFT...so that the International buyer does not accrue any customs / duties / taxes
2.) Choose FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL LARGE ENVELOPE (this charge, as you can see, is only $2.91 versus the outlandish $9.50)
3.) Print out the customs form once it has been paid for from your PayPal funds and stick it on the mailer
It's now that easy, and allows you to sell a little more frequently to Canada, etc. HOWEVER...in order to use this feature, you really need to keep the envelope to 4-5 ounces or less...otherwise you will be required to send it using FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE. ($9.50 and up)
Best of luck in everyone's trading endeavors!