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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 09:53 pm
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Nick Loos
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This is Dianna. I am trying to figure out how to set up shipping for a fan on ebay that will ship in 2 boxes. I only see a way for 1 box measurements to be listed. Help please.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 11:51 pm
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Todd Adornato
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Is it possible to ship one of the boxes inside the other? I’ve twice received a fan where the cage and blades were packed into a flat box and laid on top of the rest of the wrapped fan. Worked out pretty well.

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Not sure if this is an idea for what you are asking but ........... I make a wooden crate out of light weight plywood (1/2" and 1/4" plywood) which will easily protect the blade and cage and will easily fit inside a medium size box with the motor wrapped in layers of bubble wrap.   Cage and blade wooden box needs to be only slightly larger than what's in it, and needs no protection from the side of the cardboard box. 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 12:49 am
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Lane Shirey
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I package exactly the same using 1/4 plywood box to protect the cage and blade. If you ship by FedEx, you’re allowed a certain weight based on the box dimensions. I’ve never been over weight using wood inside the carton. 
Carpet padding foam makes an inexpensive, high density packing material. 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 01:07 am
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I have not been able to do the calculation using the new platform either and have looked. Rather I add weights together and tack on a few extra pounds to capture cost of 2nd package. Adding multiple tracking is easy once sent but Ebay seems to have have left it off.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 01:26 am
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Nick Loos
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Thanks everyone.  I will run these by Nick. 

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 02:44 am
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Nick Loos wrote: This is Dianna. I am trying to figure out how to set up shipping for a fan on ebay that will ship in 2 boxes. I only see a way for 1 box measurements to be listed. Help please.Diana, give ebay a phone call and ask your questions.  I've always gotten pretty good answers from ebay on any questions I have.
Fed Ex and UPS will charge by "dim weight".   Take the l x w x h of the box and multiply those figures together then divide buy 166.   That is the dim weight and the weight that you will be charged even if you are shipping feathers.  12" and 16" fans never go over the dim weight which means that I don't have to be too careful in packing in regards to the weight.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 09:37 pm
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I recently shipped 2 boxes using FedEx. After printing the first label, choose "print another label" and it will add the second box to the same listing. I covered the cost of the second box but you can add an estimated cost under "handling fees" if you want the buyer to pay the shipping on both boxes. I believe you can do the same with USPS but I haven't tried them yet.



Last edited on Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 09:43 pm by Henry Carrera

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