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Can someone teach me how people here selling things here?Can someone teach me how people here selling things here?

monkrymonkry11 months agoAsk MFC
I wanna sell something here, but I got no idea about these things:

1) How does someone pay using PayPal? Do I send them invoice via email, like the one on this link?
www.paypal.com/...
CC isn't a common thing in my place, let alone PayPal.

2) What description should I put on package? I never accepted personal package from outside, only from AmiAmi and its friend. Do you need to put invoice too, or you only need to put your address? I went to asked my local post office, and the officer there said I need to put the item's price.

3) How about marking something as Gift etc?

4) Or can I use eBay? But I'm not a US-resident...

If there's any other thing I need to know or consider, please tell me >__<

Or if you have a link that might help me, that will be really helpful too!
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monkry (11 months ago) #30807447I see, I see. Thank you very much, I'll take a look again! I'm worried because my country's currency is weak, and the things I sell are cheap little things.

If the items are small, you could sell them in sets (if they're naturally in sets), offer discounts for multiple item purchases to encourage people to buy more than one thing or have a minimum purchase limit, if shipping one item wouldn't be worth your time.
11 months ago
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MugenTenshinFRD (11 months ago) #308152181) You can send them a payment request by asking for their e-mail address, which is linked to Paypal. If you sell on Ebay and your Paypal account is linked, it will be done automatically when you sell something.
2) The post office and customs will put all the info on the package. Usually if it's for figures, it will say something like miniature model or toys on it. You will have to tell them too what the value of the contents of the package is.
3) You can mark something as a gift, but it's not recommended for items that are worth a lot.
4) Of course you can use Ebay. Basically every country in the world can use Ebay. Even if your country doesn't have Ebay, then you can still make an account on another country's Ebay and sell on there. We are even allowed to sell on Ebay US if we're from Europe for example. Buyers can see which country the item is located in.


Thank you very much for your answer! :')
11 months ago
2pt
1) You can send them a payment request by asking for their e-mail address, which is linked to Paypal. If you sell on Ebay and your Paypal account is linked, it will be done automatically when you sell something.
2) The post office and customs will put all the info on the package. Usually if it's for figures, it will say something like miniature model or toys on it. You will have to tell them too what the value of the contents of the package is.
3) You can mark something as a gift, but it's not recommended for items that are worth a lot.
4) Of course you can use Ebay. Basically every country in the world can use Ebay. Even if your country doesn't have Ebay, then you can still make an account on another country's Ebay and sell on there. We are even allowed to sell on Ebay US if we're from Europe for example. Buyers can see which country the item is located in.
11 months ago
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tharglet (11 months ago) #30807146Even if it is expensive international shipping, the extra fees is like... maybe a dollar. Did a calculation on £20 and $40 with a pp fee calculator and removed the fixed charge (as that'd be in the item price already), so honestly if I was quoting postage separately, I probably wouldn't even bother to add it. If you're insistent on adding it, then multiply the postage fee by the percentage you'll be charged (2.9 for USD, other countries/currencies vary) and quote that for shipping.

I see, I see. Thank you very much, I'll take a look again! I'm worried because my country's currency is weak, and the things I sell are cheap little things.
11 months ago
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monkry (11 months ago) #30806433how about paypal fee for shipping?

Even if it is expensive international shipping, the extra fees is like... maybe a dollar. Did a calculation on £20 and $40 with a pp fee calculator and removed the fixed charge (as that'd be in the item price already), so honestly if I was quoting postage separately, I probably wouldn't even bother to add it. If you're insistent on adding it, then multiply the postage fee by the percentage you'll be charged (2.9 for USD, other countries/currencies vary) and quote that for shipping.
11 months ago
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LovelyIdiot (11 months ago) #30785096sliusarek (11 months ago) #30786232
CaptainZ (11 months ago) #30787655
tharglet (11 months ago) #30790329
weeb (11 months ago) #30793064

Thank you very much everyone, I REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE all help, really helped me :'

For now, maybe my concern would be PayPal fees. I've seen a blog about it sometimes ago, and while I can include PayPal fees for each item with the price displayed, how about paypal fee for shipping? Or should I just include it when telling the potential buyer about shipping fee? Or it's just a risk I should take or price that I should pay?

nyugvo6 (11 months ago) #30803062

Sounds like you have some really rough experiences
11 months ago
-2pt
Here's a super quick guide:
1. make sure you open the item before selling
2. check the original price of the item, then mark it up.
the proper way to do this is: check store prices, then add the shipping cost you had to pay, including customs fees and/or VAT. then add some extra on top because you're here to make a profit.
3. you mustn't include a single picture of the item. just say it's used like new.
4. the most important thing is to mention "shipping to US only".

this is how you make a listing on MFC. it's sad but true.
11 months ago
4pt
using the advice below id also recommend a paypal calculator like this www.clothnappyt... so you can figure out how much money youll get from selling after paying fees shipping etc
11 months ago
4pt
1. Set up PayPal account, if you're selling privately most buyers will just ask for your "paypal address" which is the email address for the PP account. You can also use the "paypal.me" link, or do an invoice, if you so wish (had one seller I bought from who wanted to do an invoice, but this is pretty rare, so you may get some confusion).

2. Detailing what's in the parcel is only required when sending internationally. Your local postal service should be able to provide you with the relevant customs declaration form, should you need one. For my domestic mail carrier, you can print the forms from their website - might be worth checking if you can do the same, if it's easier.

3. Marking things as gifts when they're not is illegal. However, it's done by certain people/retailers so the recipient avoids customs charges - in the EU, figures attract VAT (and possibly duty) - in the US, they don't attract any fees until a high amount. Undervaluing is also illegal, and will also reduce the amount the parcel is insured for, if sending via an insured service. Again, some people do it/request it for the same reason (avoiding VAT/duty). Using the UK as an example, there are no fees to pay for commercial goods under £15 and no fees for gifts under £39.

4. Probably. Definitely yes if eBay operates a site for your country.

Selling via eBay can give you more exposure - but it does come at a cost, with eBay's fees. Remember to calculate the selling fees prior to listing, to ensure you're happy with the end amount. Depending on your country, there may also be local buy/sell groups on other sites for Japanese figures. If you're sending internationally, pack your stuff like it's gonna get dropkicked.
11 months ago
3pt
1)set up a paypall and give the buyer your email address (paypal is the most secure/ easy way to pay over the internet)
2) Set REALISTIC prices on the ads pages
3)Include shipping and PP fees in the price of the listing
11 months ago
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