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    How to calculate postage

    I want to sell clothes here but dunno how to calculate postage for one item or number of items!!!

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    Have you looked on the Royal mail webby for prices?

    THis one is better.

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    op dont rely on the Royal mail website, Ive priced up items ive sold on ebay and when i get to the post office ive either undercharged a lot or over charged a lot. no idea why but the prices on the site do not correspond with that in the post office

    vinylandtrinkets

    op dont rely on the Royal mail website, Ive priced up items ive sold on … op dont rely on the Royal mail website, Ive priced up items ive sold on ebay and when i get to the post office ive either undercharged a lot or over charged a lot. no idea why but the prices on the site do not correspond with that in the post office



    I've never had that problem,i'd say either your scales aren't accurate or the ones at you're PO aren't.

    Also OP,make sure you take packaging into account,that can take an item upto the next price band,so try and weigh items in the mailing bags you're sending stuff in.

    If Royal mail want to charge you more than £6.00 for a delivery you are probably better of booking a courier via Parcel 2 Go or Parcel Monkey, just stay away from HDNL (regardless of how cheap their quotes are).

    Edited by: "SUMMONER" 17th Mar 2011

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    I would do a search for reviews on parcel2go before using them though!

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    interparcel have been good for me both in the uk and australia

    bare in mind postage is not just calculated on weight, as most of the above posts are suggesting

    ya kind of learn from experience........i find that when posting clothes, a bundle of babys clothes containing around 7 items cost 4.00-4.50 as it has to go 1st class because of its weight. if you post 1 item, for example a jumper.....that will cost you 1.20 second class. If you selling adult clothes, i posted 1 pair of size 20 combat trousers and that cost 1.51 second class. so, single adult items will cost around that, unless they are a big heavy item
    hope i kind of helped lol

    also, if your posting item on here, you could always ask the buyer to pay for the item first, then pay for the postage once they recieved the item, that way the buyer can see on the item how much the postage cost and will pay the exact postage.

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    does the size of the parcel matter?

    allymcfia

    does the size of the parcel matter?


    if it is too big to go through a letter box it is then classed as a parcel, after that it goes on weight, not size

    Original Poster

    oh so if it is real flat and squeezed and packed tightly.. and slips thru letter box.. then is the postage low?.. like if baby clothes...if theres a baby single t shirt or something?

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    if it is too big to go through a letter box it is then classed as a … if it is too big to go through a letter box it is then classed as a parcel, after that it goes on weight, not size



    you must have got a small letterbox
    over 2.5cm height is packet

    Individual items of kids clothing generally cost £1.51, jeans £1.95 2nd class, but it's also down to how you fold them. I've sent 3 items of kids clothing in one parcel and it's been sent as a large letter several times.
    Adult clothing, dependant on what it is, usually around £1.95 2nd class.
    But prices are rising soon.
    I always weigh and go by RM site, never had a problem that way

    allymcfia

    oh so if it is real flat and squeezed and packed tightly.. and slips thru … oh so if it is real flat and squeezed and packed tightly.. and slips thru letter box.. then is the postage low?.. like if baby clothes...if theres a baby single t shirt or something?




    like colinsunderland said, the post office class anything over 2.5cm thick as a parcel, if it is below 2.5cm thick and no bigger than an a4 envelope, it can be sent as a large letter, which im assumin is aroung 50p

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    like colinsunderland said, the post office class anything over 2.5cm … like colinsunderland said, the post office class anything over 2.5cm thick as a parcel, if it is below 2.5cm thick and no bigger than an a4 envelope, it can be sent as a large letter, which im assumin is aroung 50p


    it goes on weight too, the lowest large letter price is 66p

    ive just had an item off ebay and the seller said postage was 66p ( after i paid £1) for a large letter, i had to pay another £1.51 as the seller hadnt paid enough postage £1.00 handling fee and 51p extra postage, so be careful with your prices

    Original Poster

    Thanx a lot guys...!! I am hoping... I can calculate it now..
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