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Setting Up a Shopping Cart

When you are thinking about setting up a Shopping Cart to sell items for your business, you need to consider the following:

Photos and Description

  • Do you have a good photo of each product?
  • Do you want to have a button where the customer can click and they will see an enlarged photo of your product and/or details?
  • Do you have a detailed description of your product?
  • Do you have an item number?

Customization

  • Does your product need to be customized? For example: size, color, personalization

Online Payments

  • Do you have a merchant account or will you be using PayPal for online payments?
  • If you are currently selling your product, how are you paid: cash, check, credit card
  • Will you receive payments from outside the United States?

Tax

  • What is the tax rate in your state?

Shipping

  • How are you shipping?
    • U.S. Postal Service™
    • UPS - Do you have an UPS Shipping Account?
  • U.S. Postal Service Shipping™, you can pay for shipping labels with your PayPal account balance, with an instant transfer from your bank account, or with your credit card.
  • UPS shipping, your shipping costs can be debited from your PayPal account balance or you can charge them directly to your UPS Account.
  • Do you know if you will ship your product in an envelope or a box?
  • Do you know how much the order will weight when ready to ship?
  • How will you calculate shipping?
    • Flat amount
    • Percentage
Cost of Shipping Price Ranges of products
$4.99 $0.01 - $9.99
$8.99 $10.00 - $19.99

Insurance

  • Does your product need to be insured?
  • UPS automatically protects every UPS shipment against loss or damage up to $100.00 USD. Additional protection up to $50,000.00 USD per package is available on request. Pricing for loss or damage protection over $100.00 USD can be found at UPS.com. The maximum value or declared value per package shipped at a UPS Drop Box is $500.00 USD. Refer to the UPS Tariff guide for more details about declared value, including limitations and restrictions.
  • U.S. Postal Service® offer insurance - indemnity coverage is available online through PayPal for up to $500.00 USD for lost, rifled, or damaged articles. Insurance available at post office locations provides coverage up to $5,000.00 USD. Insurance purchased online cannot be combined with additional insurance purchased at a post office.

You can purchase USPS insurance online with:

  • Express Mail® - Express Mail provides insurance up to $100.00 USD free of charge. Additional incremental insurance up to $500.00 USD costs $1.00 USD.
  • First-Class Mail® parcels
  • Priority Mail®
  • Parcel Post®
  • Global Express Mail - Global Express Mail provides insurance up to $100.00 USD free of charge. Additional incremental insurance may be purchased at a local post office.

For Global Airmail Parcel Post®, you may purchase insurance at the post office. The amount of insurance coverage is contingent upon the destination country. For Global Priority Mail®, insurance is not available for purchase online or at the post office.

Handling

  • How much will you charge for handling?
  • Who will be putting the products and packing slip in the envelop or box?
  • Who is printing the following?
    • packing slip
    • mailing label
    • postage
  • If you have a fulfillment company packaging your product, how do they need to receive the data with the mailing address and the product description or item number.
  • How will you know when the product has been shipped?

Information for Your Records

  • What information do you need to keep for your bookkeeping?
  • Have you talked to your accountant about selling your product?
  • Do you use a software package like Quickbooks for your bookkeeping?
  • PayPal can be used to:
    • Print packing slips
    • Add Tracking Info
    • Download payment information into Quicken or Quickbooks?
  • Quickbooks can be used to:
    • Print packing slips
    • Print shipping labels
    • Print envelopes

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