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i never understood what the benefit was of printing a shipping label on paypal/ebay. or what it really does. can someone explain it. since im a student and dont sell a lot i just go to the post office and pay there.
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The benefit is you don't have to hand write the address and you can use the available funds in paypal to pay for shipping.
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ok but how does the post office know u paid? do they like scan a receipt
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The payment goes to the USPS who in turn gives you a tracking # which is printed out on the label and also e-mailed to the customer.
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It says on the label prepaid postage or something like that, and when they scan it they know if its paid or not also the non-postage labels look different.
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The printable shipping label is awesome, in my opinion. I package items, to the point of being ready to ship, in the comfort of my home, and spend less than a minute at the counter in the post office every day. One of the few positives of Pay pal.
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Basically, like stated above, it saves you the hassle of writing all the address out. Just click the button and try it out :D
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The benefit is you don't have to hand write the address and you can use the available funds in paypal to pay for shipping.
The only bad thing about the paypal shipping option is that you cant do international customs. You have to go to the PO.
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i never understood what the benefit was of printing a shipping label on paypal/ebay.
A nice discount for one. Close to 15-20% in some cases or so
Its much much faster than any other way as address info is pre filled out
Its automatically added to the eBay and PayPal transaction


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you cant do international customs.
How do you mean? I do international all the time. We use Canada Post so maybe USPS is different
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ohh thanks. ill try it out.
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And the customer doesn't know how much you spent for shipping if you make sure the hide shipping box is checked.
Sometimes they get mad if they overpay for shipping
Free/discounted delivery confirmations are great too
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Well JBluntz. You don't have to "hand write it". You can always copy and paste. Main thing is to use some of that 21 day hold money to pay for shipping instead of doing it upfront w/ your money.
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I've never heard of anyone copying and pasting something onto a label requires a pen or pencil to fill out, you can copy and paste when using a label printer which the op hasn't tried yet.
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PP shipping is the one and only thing I actually really like about PayPal. Its fast, and covers a lot of leg work. Marks eBay shipped, adds tracking. PP has it on file naturally. Its cheaper. If account has holds you get shipping amount released. Its plus plus. Only issue is claims and credits. I have a few to file. Not sure if they will credit PP or send a check. My guess is check. And on this account I don't have access to address so that will be a goner

But overall its great. I wish they had other carrier options like FedEx and DHL. But thats splitting hairs
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I also wish fedex was an option!!!
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If you hate filling out customs forms for First Class International packages you can print labels with stamps.com or endicia. It also doesn't show the cost of postage on the labels. I use stamps.com personally.
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wow used it and it is cheaper. 7$ cheaper for me. though for weight i had no clue since i have just a regular scale.
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What happens if I print a label that has a different return address than the state I'm in? Will the local post office accept it and ship it? I would assume no because the shipping amount $ would not be correct. For example, if I printed a label that had a return address of Colorado yet I'm dropping it off at the post office in Georgia and it was already paid for on paypal. Any input? I haven't done it yet.
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What happens if I print a label that has a different return address than the state I'm in? Will the local post office accept it and ship it? I would assume no because the shipping amount $ would not be correct. For example, if I printed a label that had a return address of Colorado yet I'm dropping it off at the post office in Georgia and it was already paid for on paypal. Any input? I haven't done it yet.
You can do First Class Mail and Priority Flat Rate Boxes because those are flat rate. Oh and Media Mail I think, I hardly do media mail but i believe their rates are set also but check on that ok
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What happens if I print a label that has a different return address than the state I'm in? Will the local post office accept it and ship it? I would assume no because the shipping amount $ would not be correct. For example, if I printed a label that had a return address of Colorado yet I'm dropping it off at the post office in Georgia and it was already paid for on paypal. Any input? I haven't done it yet.
In my area. If the zip code isn't the same as the post office I drop my package at, then they will not receive or deliver the package. That's a bummer because paypal shipping is a huge time saver.
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I ship first class mail. I'm going to ask the clerk tomorrow. I'll tell her I distribute products and drop ship for customers but want to put their return address on the packages. I'll see what they say to do. Thanks guys.
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I ship first class mail. I'm going to ask the clerk tomorrow. I'll tell her I distribute products and drop ship for customers but want to put their return address on the packages. I'll see what they say to do. Thanks guys.
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