Thursday, May 30, 2013

My First Ebay Listings

Rockport Clouds

Today, after much pre-preparation, I did my first listings for Ebay prints. It was encouraging to find out that I'm not alone in thinking this is a good idea. This little article was written ten years ago, and so it is noted that postage costs have sky-rocketed since then, and now, using Canada Post's most basic shipping, it's not cool that the postage charges will be  a lot more than what I'm going to be asking for my prints. On the up side, Ebay has reduced their listing fees to "free"! They only charge now for extras, and then a small charge when the item sells.

So here's how I'm doing my "priced to sell" breakdown -


  • 4" X 6" for $3.95 + $4.00 S&H to Canada and USA (in a bubble envelope)
  • 8" X 10" for $6.95 + $15.00 S&H to Canada and USA (bubble envelope plus cardboard backing and wrapped for protection)
  • 8.5" X 11" for $7.95 + $15.00 S&H to Canada and USA (bubble envelope plus cardboard backing and wrapped for protection)
  • 13" X 19" for $12.95 + $25.00 S&H to Canada and USA (mailing tube, rapped on both sides for protection)
It's also unusual that I'm offering different sizes, and "unlimited editions", or "Print On Demand". Another feature is that if anyone wants ten or more items, I will ship for free, because it wouldn't make a huge difference in my postage cost to pack ten prints together into one package. It's a great way to kill the ridiculous postage for the buyer, and to increase my sales volume. One more thing - some of what I am selling go naturally well together in sets of two, three or four, as you'll see from my ads. If you want to check it out, just click on this ad, and then click on "sellers other items".

Don't forget to look at my Print Catalogue. You can reach me by email at average_saxon@hotmail.com

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