How Online Booksellers, DVD and CD Sellers Use Postage thru Amazon for Greater Efficiency, Speed and Profit
Amazon offers postage for your sales items. The current charge is $.07 per item. The very good thing is, is that you get commercial rate shipping charges. This is a big discount and it is yours free by purchasing your shipping thru Amazon. For instance, if you have a customer who chooses “Expedited” shipping you would package your DVD into a Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope. If you went to the post office it would cost you $5.60. When you buy your postage thru Amazon it cost you $5.05 plus $.07 fee to Amazon. You total cost is $5.12. Remember that Amazon gives you a credit of $6.99 for “Expedited” shipping. So, here you will make a profit of $1.87 on shipping. (Note: U.S. Postal Service raises prices about every two years. The posted rate have increased--but you still save by not paying retail rates when you get your postage from Amazon.)
When you purchase your postage thru Amazon your label can be printed thru your printer on regular copy paper. The label will be about 4” x 6”. Simply fold the label and tape it to your envelope. This is fast and easy and you do not have to use scissors to make several cuts.
I strongly recommend you use Amazon for your postage needs, because it is quick, easy and cost effective. You save money, don’t have to wait in lines at the post office and it is simple to use.
If you print your labels on regular copy paper, you won’t have the added expense of purchasing thermal labels or a label maker. This could save you several hundred dollars and when starting out, it is a good money saving option. It will take a a few seconds longer to apply the label to your envelope and you will go thru more packaging tape.
Amazon Postage Procedure
Starting on the “Orders” page
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