There are many options for eBay sellers to print postage and get their packages on the their way to their buyers. Unfortunately, most users only know of PayPal or printing labels directly within eBay. Although these options are easy to use and the price is right (FREE!) there are other alternatives out there.
One such alternative is Auctane Shipping Manager. Auctane is an application located in the eBay Apps Center and it allows sellers to print USPS labels. Sellers can print postage for:
- First Class Mail
- Parcel Post
- Media Mail
- Priority Mail
- Express Mail
- First Class Mail International
- Priority / Express Mail International
Auctane Shipping Manager Pro is free for 7 days and then $9.95 per month which includes up to 100 shipments. Additional shipments will be billed at only one penny per label.
You may be asking yourself, why should I pay for this? PayPal/eBay is free. Well, Auctane also has an option that allows you to save up to 20% on Priority and Express Mail. This, in itself, if reason enough. Other benefits:
- Discounted shipping insurance through Shipsurance (great benefit!).
- Print labels in batch – reduce shipping time by 50% or more.
- Print packing slips – up to 2 per page or print on thermal labels.
- Combine orders into a single shipment.
- Support for 8.5" x 5.5" shipping labels or 4" x 6" thermal labels.
- Customizable shipping notification email.
- Print a message on each label.
You can check out their savings calculator at http://www.auctane.net.