Utilizing wall space for everyday shipping supplies.
I’m all about saving money and being practical. In the beginning of my reselling journey I kept all my shipping supplies in a tub. Every time I mad a sale, i’d pull out the tub and wrap my package on the kitchen table. Every time. Every sale. Yes, I know, why?
I remember seeing a storage hack on Pinterest using these wall organizers to arrange snacks in the pantry. Genius! These have other uses in other places! I actually have mine mounted on the wall and keep all my shipping supplies within close reach. Shipping and packaging is a lot easier having a designated area.
If you are reselling or mailing anything online, at some point it will be necessary to have a scale. Poshmark allows up to 5 lbs with their Priority mail label. If Poshmark is the only platform you use, most likely can get away without a scale. If you sell bundles of jeans and or shoes, it is best to weigh the package to ensure you are within the weight limit.
If your Poshmark package is over 5 lbs you will need to know the escat weight in order to upgrade your label within the app. Poshmark allows up to 10lbs and the difference will be taken from your earnings.
If you are shipping on your own via Paypal, Pirateship or other methods, a scale is a must. Especially when listing your items to ensure you are charging the correct fees. Since First class mail goes by ounces, you want to get this number correct to avoid your buyer getting any additional fees upon delivery.
Any food scale will work in the beginning until you are ready to upgrade. Below is the link to the scale I currently use.
Have many people have you asked how they get the free shipping tape from USPS!
And not one person has helped you, right? Or they tell you to order the Military kit-do not do this! this kit includes a tiny roll of tape and is meant to be used for Military shipping.
Keep in mind that the USPS has Priority Mail boxes for shipping. These are free. Free.
If you have a bunch of boxes that you save and want to recycle for shipping sales, then you can use the priority mail sticker to mark you packages as Priority Mail. I just cover any existing bar codes and personal information. These are available on the USPS website. Below are the links, currently they are available in rolls of 520 and 1000.
Now, the tape. The tape is not online. You will not find it. You have to call and request the roll of tape. Keep in mind this tape in only meant for use on boxes that are not already marked as Priority. The purpose of this tape is to identify your recycled package among all the other packages. The tape is lighter and not the best quality. Please tape up your package with your regular shipping tape and follow with the USPS priority mail tape only to identify the package as needed.
If you understand how to use the free USPS Priority Mail tape correctly, just call customer service (1-800-275-8777) and place your order.