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M2E On a brand new Internet adventure…

Friday, June 12th, 2009

What if Ebay had been owned by the sellers on eBay?  How differently would the sellers be treated? Do you think your items that you are selling would get better exposure in the eBay search engine than it’s getting now? Do you think you’d might have some say at whether or not a large corporation gets free listings? And wouldn’t a seller that owned a share in eBay have something to say about a big corporation getting better exposure with those free listings than a small seller who pays but gets reduced exposure?

Let that simmer for a minute and let’s look at the new social world popping up around us. First it was MySpace, then Facebook, and Twitter. And there’s virtual reality games one can play on Facebook and Myspace. It’s a given that most people enjoy interaction with other people. I have great fun visiting my friends and chatting in YoVille (through Facebook).  It also gives me the ability to showcase some of my art and the music we sell. And I also enjoy micro blogging on Twitter because I’m aware that people are curious.

So what if you had ownership shares of an Internet business that combined a selling market, social interaction, and twittering? Would you buy into it? Maybe? How much would you pay? $10 a share? $100 a share? Ok,  I’m not going to sell you some shares.  This place is giving away shares for awhile just to get name recognition. You might want to put your name in while the getting is good. Because the idea is fabulous. And Free shares are pretty cool for such a great idea as M2E.

Grab your free shares here: Me2Everyone.com/482276

From their site:

me2everyone will eventually become a hybrid between a 2D social network and a 3D world. It is going to be a cool new virtual world where you can meet friends, chat, shop, play, watch videos, create an art gallery, open a virtual newspaper, play the free inworld lottery and make money from your own online store! You and everyone you know make the decisions, shape the world, create real incomes and share in the profits. It’s a new place where you meet new people or invite your friends. Learn new skills or expand your business. Find the love of your life or help the planet.

My Cat Bid On It!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

My Cat Bid On It Every eBay seller has heard it, or will hear it, once in their career.

eBay sellers might not believe it, but all cat lovers know cats have expensive tastes. Cats are also very smart about getting what they want.

What else are humans for, but the means of getting what the kitty cat wants? Whether it is affection, a yummy meal, a diamond studded collar, or a fancy car, the cat knows how to get it. So get a t-shirt that proclaims to the world that “My Cat Bid On It!“.

New USPS First Class Rules Simplified For Ebay Sellers

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

As of May 14th, there will be 3 types of First Class mail.

1. First Class Letters (under 3.5 oz).
2. First Class Flats (13 oz and less).
3. First Class Parcel (6 oz to 13 oz).

First Class Letters are merely standard envelopes with a piece of paper, or two, in them.

Many sellers hope to ship First Class Flats due to the lower postage rates, but Paypal has ruled that option out with their Delivery Confirmation requirement of sellers.

A seller will be able to purchase Delivery Confirmation from USPS ONLY on First Class Parcel packages.
See: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/ratesandfees.htm#wp1054032 (scroll down to Confirmation services)

Because DC is required of ebay sellers by Paypal (to be covered under the Seller Protection Policy), and USPS will only sell DC on First Class Parcel, the First Class Parcel is the method that Ebay Sellers should most likely use.

So, what if you are a seller that doesn’t use Delivery Confirmation? Can you use the First Class Flats shipping method?

Maybe, IF the envelope is shaped rectangular and the size is within the dimensions allowed.
See: http://www.usps.com/mailpro/2007/janfeb/page7.htm

HOWEVER if any of the following applies to your packages, it can NOT ship via First Class Flat:

http://pe.usps.com/RateCase2007/Notice123_PDF/Notice123.pdf

a. Has an aspect ratio (length divided by height) of less than 1.3 or more than 2.5.
b. Is polybagged, polywrapped, or enclosed in any plastic material.
c. Has clasps, strings, buttons, or similar closure devices.
d. Contains items (such as pens, pencils, or loose keys or coins) that cause the thickness of the mailpiece to be uneven (see 601.11.18, Odd-Shaped Items in Paper Envelopes).
e. Is too rigid (does not bend easily when subjected to a transport belt tension of 40 pounds around an 11-inch diameter turn).
f. For pieces more than 4-1/4 inches high or 6 inches long, the thickness is less than 0.009 inch.
g. Has a delivery address parallel to the shorter dimension of the mailpiece.
h. Self-mailers with a folded edge perpendicular to the address if the piece is not folded and secured according to 3.13.1, Folded Self-Mailer.

i. Booklet-type pieces with the bound edge (spine) along the shorter dimension of the piece or at the top, unless prepared according to 3.13.

Make a mistake in which category of First Class Mail to use, or ship a size that is smaller than the minimum dimensions allowed for each category, and there is a strong possibility the package will arrive with Priority Mail postage due. By the way, Priority Mail has some rate hikes, too. However, sellers can minimize the effects of the Priority Mail rate increase with a clear understanding of the new system. The US Domestic Priority Mail Shipping Poster at Media Medley is highly recommended to quickly grasp the knowledge that’ll speed your shipping efforts to success.

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