It’s Friday – which means time for this week’s Q&A post.
As we enter summer, and the days are warmer (should I say – SUPER HOT?) and longer, many people are spending less time on the internet… and as seasoned eBay sellers will know, this can mean a slowdown in sales!
However, these seasonal trends are completely normal, and nothing to worry about at all. Of course for new sellers it can be very frightening to see a sudden drop in sales, and that’s exactly why I wanted to mention this in today’s post – before I get hundreds of emails from worried sellers. Take a look at my previous article if you want to read more about this: Why Are My eBay Sales Going Down!?
But for now, let’s take a look at today’s topics:
- How to print eBay shipping labels using a Dymo 450 label printer?
- How to get rid of small clearance stock job lots?
- Can you buy branded designer clothing directly from the factories?
- PlayStation SCAMS – how do they work?
- Can you start an online shop BEFORE first trying out eBay?
- How to start an eBay business from scratch?
- Can you transfer selling limits and sales history to a new eBay account?
- How do you add variations to an existing eBay listing?
- Is it safe to buy established eBay accounts?
Let’s get started!
As recommended on this blog (which is absolutely excellent by the way!), I have purchased a Dymo LabelWriter 450.
However, I am unsure how to print all the shipping labels in one go. I have found that I can tick the boxes of the items I have sold on eBay, click “print shipping labels” and then select the “address labels” ratio button. However, it seems to be that eBay only allows me to print them on full size pieces of paper, rather than being formatted such that I can print them on the Dymo labels.
Would you be able to explain exactly how you would automate the process of printing shipping labels using a Dymo LabelWriter 450?
Also – I have stock that I am unable to sell, and I was hoping to sell it off in bulk to clear space. I have found that most companies are only interested in buying pallets of stock, but I do not have this much. Surely there is a better option than dumping it?
If you could offer me your guidance on what to do in these two situations, that would be great!
Thanks very much,
I personally use Linnworks.com for order processing and it has built-in support for printing shipping labels on a Dymo printer.
BUT you can also get this working directly on eBay – what you need to do is make sure you set the page size within your browser AND printer settings to the label size you’re using in your Dymo 450. So that in essence you set the whole page size as the exact size of one of your labels. That way you can print these labels correctly from eBay directly. [Read more…]