Shoestring Theory

Currently documenting the house that is eating our lives, we will return to regularly scheduled programming in a couple of more months

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TotD: Which is the cheapest void fill for packages: Peanuts, Paper or Bubble Wrap?

June 21st, 2008 1 Comment

Kraft Brown Paper from Uline (photo from Hi folks, been awhile since I posted (how much of a blogger clichĂ© is that?). For one, the business this summer has been going really well and I haven’t had the time during the day to write anything. For two, I came to the realization that I […]

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TotD: Print shipping labels through PayPal for orders without a PayPal payment

March 18th, 2008 No Comments

Tip of the Day Occasionally, you may need to print labels for shipments that weren’t paid for through PayPal or purchased through eBay. PayPal Multiorder Shipping allows you to create new United States Postal Service labels, but not UPS. It’s also a hassle, slower than the normal PayPal shipping screen, and can’t print some types […]

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TotD: How to save money on USPS internatioanl shipping

March 14th, 2008 No Comments

Smallest box you can get from the post office. Tip of the Day When I launched this blog, part of my plan was to offer tips and stories about what I’ve learned running a small online business and hopefully help others do the same. But, since I started at the same time eBay announced all […]

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Something odd in the new changes

February 3rd, 2008 No Comments

I was just working on the next bit of analysis of eBay’s changes and ran across something odd. Under the banner of “Safer Payments,” PayPal may begin holding payments for some items until one of several criteria are met. I’ll deal with this in-depth in another post, but I want to highlight one of the […]

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