Shipping costs can be tricky, especially if you are selling items that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and weight. But even if determining shipping costs isn’t the easiest task, it is important to have them accurately displayed.
You will definitely miss out on sales if you do not have your shipping costs entered or if they are not accurate. If your shipping fees are higher than normal, buyers will leave. If they are too low, then you will find yourself having to cover those fees yourself.
The best way to get accurate fees for shipping your packages is to take them to the post office. A good way to do this is to prepackage a few of your items and take them to the nearest post office. You don’t have to worry about sealing your package until you are actually ready to ship it.
For sellers located in the United States, Etsy recently introduced a new Calculated Shipping Tool that makes it easier to calculate shipping costs. But you still need to have accurate measurements of your items.
You can learn more about the new Shipping tool by using the following links:
- Calculated Shipping Tool Announcement
- Etsy Help Article: Calculated Shipping Profiles
- Etsy Help article: Package Preferences for Calculated Shipping
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