Home > Communities > Other >

Is mailing books that expensive??

Amazon Seller Topics
I posted a book today (from Quebec to BC) and the cost was about $24! Considering that Amazon makes the buyer pay less than $7, I am a bit puzzled. I used Canada Post and ask for the cheapest option that included tracking and insurance. It was a medium size book (larger than paperbacks but smaller than coffee table books) and was not very light (it was a hardcover math book). Full disclosure: the price included the envelope which was $2 or so.

Am I doing this the wrong way? Are people used to pay that much or is there a better option (or a different courier service) that is much cheaper?

Thank you in advance,

Patrick View the reply Physics&Math selected as correct


Physics&Math wrote:
I posted a book today (from Quebec to BC) and the cost was about $24! Considering that Amazon makes the buyer pay less than $7, I am a bit puzzled. I used Canada Post and ask for the cheapest option that included tracking and insurance. It was a medium size book (larger than paperbacks but smaller than coffee table books) and was not very light (it was a hardcover math book). Full disclosure: the price included the envelope which was $2 or so.

Am I doing this the wrong way? Are people used to pay that much or is there a better option (or a different courier service) that is much cheaper?

Thank you in advance,

Patrick



Thank you for having taken the time to respond.
That means that I have to raise my prices substantially because to pay $17 out of my pocket on a $50 sale means that I lost money on the sale. Thanks for your input.

Patrick


Just one of the many reasons that Canadians pay more for things. I had a buyer on a different site get up in my business the other day about why I charge different amounts for shipping as between Canada and the US. I don't think she liked my explanation, even though it was factual. Oh, well. Can't win em all.


Physics&Math wrote:
I posted a book today (from Quebec to BC) and the cost was about $24! Considering that Amazon makes the buyer pay less than $7, I am a bit puzzled. I used Canada Post and ask for the cheapest option that included tracking and insurance. It was a medium size book (larger than paperbacks but smaller than coffee table books) and was not very light (it was a hardcover math book). Full disclosure: the price included the envelope which was $2 or so.

Am I doing this the wrong way? Are people used to pay that much or is there a better option (or a different courier service) that is much cheaper?

Thank you in advance,

Patrick



Physics&Math wrote:
I posted a book today (from Quebec to BC) and the cost was about $24!


Thank you to all for your helpful responses. It was enlightening :-)


')