Amazon.com - Seller's Page
Posted on 2012-09-02
With a view to get rid of my old IT books as it would be a waste to trash them, I thought I would offer them for sale at Amazon.com in the Sellers page. I am completely new to this thus am look to the Gurus and Experts to guide me thru.
Recently I sold a reference book which is about 5 inches thick and thus u can imagine the postage costs involved. I got an order from Norway, but Amazon charged the buyer only US$18.49 for postage, whereas my visit to the US Post Office revealed that it would cost me about US50 or more to ship out by air, and there is no snail's mail, i.e. by ship. As a result I had to cancel the order.
Is there any way where we can specify on Amazon that the postage will be calculated after the book has been bought, and if the postage paid is less than what it would cost, than the buyer would be expected to pay the difference.
Like on eBay where buyers can email in advance to find out the cost of postage, when I give them the weight and the dimensions of the packaged product.