I'm currently working as an Engineer, but want to set up a small business with my partner for additional income.
We have started to sell items off Facebook Marketplace, it's not going bad.. Generating $50- $100 of sales every week or so.
However, the most difficult part of this business is probably the method of shipping. Currently, we are trying to use Australia Post for shipping our items from NSW but it's crazy expensive ($9- $12). I've looked into Sendle but it's $5-$10/ per parcel. Our items priced around $12-$20 with 15-20% profit margin and it's getting very hard to make a profit when the shipping cost is so high.
I'd appreciate any suggestion from e-commerce owners from this site on how they manage the shipping part of the business. I'm constantly seeing very low prices on eBay listings for iPhone/ Samsung phone cases or screen protectors.. There are heaps of other items as well, which provide free delivery on a $5-$10 product, sometimes even at lower prices.
Any suggestion will be immensely helpful. Thanks everyone.
TLDR: Starting a business (small Jewellery products), looking for suggestions regarding cheaper shipping options/ providers