Most Amazon sellers make mistakes when shipping packages. When you sell an item on Amazon, you receive a fixed amount as a shipping credit to help cover shipping costs, so it is important to know your shipping costs or you could lose money. If you ship smart, you can make a profit.
Taylor’s Tip “Don’t assume; compare different services.”
Most Amazon sellers assume that Media Mail, available from the United States Postal Service (USPS) is the least costly method of shipping and don’t even bother to compare rates. This is a mistake. If you have a package that weighs less than seven ounces, then you should consider First-Class Mail. The USPS has a special rate for packages weighing less than 13 ounces, and for lighter weight packages it is cheaper than Media Mail! First-Class mail is delivered in three days or less, so your customers should be delighted. You can also add Delivery Confirmation.