This week I have sold 5 lots of toys in an effort to declutter. I calculated the postafe via the ebay link to the royal mail calculator. All items were sent in boxes, and I weighed them all at home and obtained the postage costs and used this when listing. When I went to the Post office yesterday they charged me approx £2 extra per item-what have I done wrong. I listed them all as a packet-is this wrong? I have other items listed and am now panicking that I have undercalculated the postage also-the idea is to declutter and make a few quid for xmas. All advice gratefully received Thanks
Wish I'd seen this last week. I've just seriously under calculated. Sold a playmobil thing for £6.70, plus £2 postage. Cost me £6.95 to post. The worst one was a huge box, I thought tenner for posting, cost £22.95. I think I go a bit mad with bubble wrap. Hey ho. On the positive side, I have decluttered! And I've another 5 or so sets to list, so I'll use this calculator! Thanks!
Linerunner-how did you calculate this? I think i will go to the postoffice tmoz to check it. How can 2 royalmail websites give such different prices? Nightmare! The aim is to make a few quid not just give it away
I use the postie app for iPhone to calculate postage accurately. I also weigh on my electronic kitchen scales with the packaging on top. Anything over 750g goes via courier either Collect + or Hermes.
I also measure carefully to make sure packets and letters are within size. Did once get a miserable cow jobsworth at the post office who refused to post as a letter because she "can't push it through the slot" - despite me getting it through just fine on the post office sizer thingy. I did have to gently push rather then just will it through though I paid online for my postage and put it in the box and hoped it wouldn't get lost in post but it was low value and worth the risk.