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Ebay Standard Envelope Service Now Available To Stamps, Postcards, And Coins Categories

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Posted 05/04/2021   5:54 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The product is called " eBay standard envelope". I rest my case.
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Posted 05/04/2021   5:57 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would have thought that you would know by now... anything that eBay declares as "standard" is typically anything but.
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Posted 05/04/2021   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phillystamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Or as I do, simply print it on a sheet of paper, snip snip and a little glue stick and voila an envelope. No sticker or envelope to buy.
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Posted 05/06/2021   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I am still concerned about the seeming disconnect between eBay's recommendations for mailers to use, which include their branded RIGID 5x7 and 6x8 mailers, and the requirement that these items be machineable, i.e., be able to wrap around the spindles in the sorting equipment.

I find this most curious as well. They mention that there's a limit of 2 trading cards in toploaders...but the purpose of toploaders is to provide rigidity in shipping. Seems someone there doesn't understand much about these shipments.

Anyway, my main question is whether there's a way to account for the USPS non-machinable surcharge when printing postage? Since they say mailings shouldn't be too rigid, I assume not. For a 1 oz non-machinable mailing, would it be possible to just print a 1 oz " eBay standard envelope" at 51 cents and just add a 20 cent stamp to cover the non-machinable surcharge? I assume one could just print a 2 oz envelope, which would be the same rate, but not sure if the USPS would reject it because the label would mention a 2 oz weight and nothing about being non-machinable. I use a red "DO NOT BEND" rubber stamp on all mailings I don't want to go through the sorting machines, so there shouldn't be any confusion on the USPS's part on which part of the mails tream they should go through.
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Posted 05/07/2021   11:13 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I used this service on 2 shipments this week (small sample I know). The clerk who took them in over the counter didn't bat an eye, so one hurdle successfully navigated. As of late yesterday, both shipments were showing tracking points within eBay, with one delivered and one out for delivery. So barring false delivery notifications (that's apparently been an issue as there is no carrier-level delivery scan), it seems to be doing what was intended.

That said, these two shipments used "semi-rigid" cardboard mailers that I have a stock of rather than eBay's fully-rigid mailers that they recommend. I'm still a little hinky about using mailers that might not bend around the spindles of the sorting equipment.
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Posted 05/07/2021   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On the flip side, I received one yesterday. eBay shows it delivered, and it was.
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Posted 05/08/2021   10:04 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't seem to get the standard envelope choice to become available. I have it set to 1x6x8 and 3 ounces with a price of $40. Shouldn't that work or is the $20 limit still in place?
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Posted 05/09/2021   10:00 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still a limit of $20. If the transaction total including shipping and I believe sales tax goes over $20, no go.
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Posted 05/09/2021   10:18 am  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well that's rather lame.
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Posted 05/09/2021   9:20 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm hoping the limit will increase after further experience on the eBay side. I don't typically use tracking on my stuff until an item hits $50, so there's still a pretty big gap in that $20-$50 range for me. I sell quite a bit of material in that range.
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