my name is Allison Baskett, I've just opened my first Etsy shop!
I live in Alaska, and have a couple questions for anyone from Alaska willing to answer them.
I do not live in a city, and I know we don't have a sales tax.
I have an Alaska business license for my upholstery business (allisonscustomupholsterycreations.wordpress.com/) and am buying materials through my business. I'm using my personal PayPal and personal bank account for collecting payments then will transfer the amount to my business (at least until I get a business PayPal set up or add a bank account to my PayPal).
Before I post my listings, my questions are: how do Alaskan Etsy users calculate shipping? Do you use PayPal to calculate it for you? If so, what do you put in the item listing for the shipping?
I found this chart at USPS.com, (pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm) Are these the prices I put in the shipping part of the listing?
Should I leave it blank until I get a postal scale, to be accurate on weight)? Do you prefer Flat Rate Boxes or reused boxes for shipping costs?
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I appreciate any help that is available.
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