Post # 1
I’m planning to sell a lot of my wedding decor (table runners, poms, vases, candles, photo booth props, etc) and am wondering if I should do it locally (ie: Craigslist) or use WB Classifieds. The downside to using WB is the shipping and payment. Is paypal the best way to go for doing it that way?
Post # 3
I sold some stuff on WB and I just send the person an invoice through paypal for payment.
Post # 4
If you go through WB, use paypal. I know as someone who looks through the classifieds, it just feels safer on my end to send money that way. Also, if you plan on shipping anything a good distance away and are going to use the postal service, I suggest putting insurance especially on fragile things. I bought some vases and some of them broke during shipping. Fortunately, I got some money back through usps for the damage.
Post # 5
If you sell anything online, Paypal is the easiest and safest means of payment. For you and your buyer. I highly recommend it.
Post # 6
I sold most of my stuff on WB using Paypal. The really heavy/bulky items that would cost a lot in shipping I sold at my garage sale. I think craigslist would also be a good idea for those. Mostly because people were interested in buying them, but once I told them the shipping cost they weren’t so hot about the idea.
Post # 7
ok – stupid paypal user question – do I need to set up a special merchant account? And, do they charge anything to be the ‘seller’?
Post # 8
mm i don’t think so, I would check the paypal faq’s though.
usually ‘merchant’ accounts occur on sites like ebay & etsy (the fee to be a merchant is for the 3rd party site hosting your pictures & whatnot I believe).