Re: shipping charges...
- I have found that United States Postal Services USPS works the best
for me. I having been shipping model trains items for over 5 years by
Priority Mail. I used the others only on shipments over 5 pounds.
The USPS can ship to Post Office Box, homes, and business for on
charge, where the others services are extra for home delivery.
One important thing on shipping any item with USPS, UPS, Fed-X made
sure you have tracking on your package. That way you can find where
your package is from your computer, a phone call are checking at the
AJ Model Trains
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ztrack@... wrote:
> I am glad FedEx works for you. I do invite you to do the math. Go
> and USPS and calculate the rates for yourself. A 2lb package
shipped from 43016
> to 90290. The value is $100.00. Note, these prices are based on no
> insurance. Insurance does up the cost.
> Three day $39.44
> Four Day $8.29
> Express $21.40
> Two day (priority) $7.50
> I have spent extensive time researching these options for Ztrack.
> online calculators have been a godsend since they have allowed us
to shop and
> compare. I am glad FedEx works for you, but I will stay with USPS.
It is a must
> better value in my opinion for our customers.
> Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
> 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
> Dublin, OH 43016
> phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
> Distributor American Z Line
> Biggest Grammy Award surprises of all time on AOL Music.
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Credit cards are a double edged sword. They are easy to use and make our
lives easier. I live by my credit cards since it is just plain simple to use and
easily rectified. But yes, we retailers must take this into account when we
sell merchandise. I would NEVER even consider not taking credit cards. So the
fees we pay are just part of business and our overhead.
But now we have come full circle. We bring it back to PayPal and what started
this long string of posts on eBay, pricing, shipping, etc. PayPal charges
much higher fees to retailers for the 'privilege' of using their service. For
small retailers and consumers, this is convenient. But for a company like Ztrack,
we have going through great pains to be an authorized Visa and Mastercard
merchant. Our fees are approximately 50% less than if we used Paypal. What this
means is that we can keep costs down and is the sole reason we do not accept
So, if anyone is even still reading these threads, I hope we all have learned
from them. I know I have come through this with some thoughts on improving
our websites to make some of these charges more clear. I hope anyone reading
this has more of an insight what retailers faces when trying to offer products at
the best price. Many retailers cannot get it right which is why we see so
many failures today in the hobby market. It is sad, and a trend I fear that will
Again, it is what it is. Nothing more, nothing less. I ask all of you to
support our Z scale retailers. They are the backbone of this hobby. Also, please
remember to tip your waitress...
Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
6142 Northcliff Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43016
phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
Biggest Grammy Award surprises of all time on AOL Music.
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