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Sat Sept 17 2016 21:11:29

eBay Seller Suggests Fix for Multi-Order Tracking Problem

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
This is in regards to a recent letter, "eBay Stymies Tracking on Multi-Order Shipments". I was surprised to read that many sellers appear to be unaware that there IS a way on eBay to combine orders that were paid for separately by the same buyer using the same PayPal account. A way that gives you one shipping label and that automatically attaches the tracking number to every item in the order. I've been using this method for years and it DOES work.

Again, this is for orders that are bought and paid for SEPARATELY. 

For instance, say a buyer purchases an item from me, pays for it, then comes back an hour later and buys another item, pays for that, then comes back 2 hours later and purchases a 3rd item and pays for that. I now have 3 orders from the same buyer (using the same PayPal account), but all paid for individually.  

At this point, all I have to do to is use eBay's "Bulk Shipping Feature". By using that, I'm able to combine the purchases into one shipment and have the tracking number attached to all 3 purchases.

There are detailed instructions on how to use/access the Bulk Shipping Feature at this url.
Kathy




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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sat Sep 17 22:12:33 2016

My wife does it like that and the only part I don't like about it is the label receipt doesn't have what was sold on it.
I prefer shipping the most expensive item and printing a label for it and adding the tracking number to the other items. We had a person buy 2 items the other day but she printed a label before I could see if the old way (my way) was still working or not.

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by: JoeysZoo This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 18 09:42:48 2016

Thanks, Kathy!  Will give this a try.  

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by: Lightning This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 20 00:33:44 2016

This method works fine. I use it all the time.  All ebay shipping methods are available, all discounts the same. After combining, the bulk system does set the postage amount to be visible, but this can be changed with one click. Yes, the email receipt does not contain as much info, but it is all there when you look up anything in ''Paid and Shipped'' or ''Shipping Labels''.

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by: rfmtm This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 20 09:35:45 2016

Another workaround, is to print all your packing lists and ship the first item using eBay shipping. Then copy and paste the tracking into the PayPal payment transaction for the others, which will also update eBay.

This may be a little more work, but not for just a couple of items. Plus eBay Bulk is often having other problems.  



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