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Dec 19, 2011 12:34 PM CST
Name: Denise Warner
Bordentown, NJ
I try to sell seeds on eBay also. Since I am not yet a seed saver, I buy large packets, split them up and make smaller packets with pictures (from my own camera so they're legal!) and sowing instructions. The flat Paypal charge per transaction impacts tiny sales (like one seed packet) more than it hurts the profit of a higher priced item. I was making only a few cents on each packet.

Now with the new eBay policy of charging final value fee on S&H, even those few cents are just about wiped out. Sending the seeds in a bubble mailer was costing a couple dollars because the Post Office considered it a "package." I am considering sending them in a Tyvek envelope, wrapped in a single layer of very thin bubble wrap, and hoping it will pass as a first class envelope.--lower cost; lower FVF.

Meanwhile I am trying to figure out how to assign a shipping "rule" to my various-sized items so that they can go into eBay's new shopping cart. Ultimately it will have to be entirely automatic--no more asking the seller for a revised invoice.

So, Mitch, what is your process for acquiring seeds and listing them? Do you save your own seeds? I wouldn't mind bagging the blossoms of tomatoes; it's the fermenting that makes me squeamish.

And Red, do you have an approach to assigning flat shipping rules for different sized items?

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