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online postage on poly bag



How do you attach it to a poly bag? I have always shipped boxes and putting it on a hard smooth surface has got to be different from a bag that is soft. I have sold one item since started envelope shipping. I found myself weighing a complete filled envelope, to make sure the packaging was perfect, used another bag on hard surface for the postage and changing the contents

THAT is one question, have another, HOW DO YOU PUT IT ON? If taped all around only, isn't there the possibility that the label might tear in transit with all those other packages?

Does anybody glue it on? I do, no problem on boxes, but was not as easy on the bag? So, how do you all do it? Want to do it right and EASY.

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Put the item in the bag to weigh it, but don't seal it. Then take the item out; add the label when the bag is flat; then fill up and seal.

If you're not using self-stick labels; just tape the label on with clear shipping tape.
I don't use any on line postage or those Paypal labels but when I write my address on the packaging, I tape over it w/the clear packing tape that I use to tape up my package. I do it so, if it gets wet, it doesn't run!
I use the self adhesive Labels exclusively, once attached they are impossible to remove. Then I place a piece of clear wide Shipping tape over the address only.
AnnfromAnickasCottage says

I use the self adhesive Labels exclusively, once attached they are impossible to remove. Then I place a piece of clear wide Shipping tape over the address only.

I do the same. No problems.
I use the self-stick labels on poly-envelopes and I've never had a problem. When I weigh the items and the envelope I fold the envelope in half and place that and all the items that will be shipped on top to get the correct weight.
I do what Ann and Kathy do. But in the beginning I just printed on paper and taped the edges and then one piece over the address. One interesting tidbit from my post office - if you're going to register the package you can't put any tape over the seal on the back.

to weigh the package I stack the stuff on top of the envelope and weigh it that way. then print the label and put it on the flat envelope and then fill it.
I also use the self adhesive labels applied on a flat and empty envelope. I add a piece of clear packing tape over the address before I fill and seal the envelope.
All right, but aren't the self adhesive labels for taking it to the PO to get postage? I was speaking of online postage. Are you saying that self adhesive labels are used to print online postage? Are they not just for putting the address on? Lots of questions but am really confused.
you print the labels with the address and postage paid through paypal. I suppose you could handwrite on them as well and take to the post office and purchase the postage.

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