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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:28 am 
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Welcome to boardsort.com, your complete e-scrap resource website.

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If you are interested in selling material to boardsort.com there are several things you need to know.

First, we only buy sorted materials. That means that when the material arrives at our facility it needs to already be separated into the various pay grades that we buy from. We will not provide our best payout rates on "e-soup" shipments. Sort the material before you ship!

E-soup occurs when a bunch of stuff was just thrown into a box and left for us to sort out. It takes a surprising amount of time for our staff to sort your material so please avoid having us do that. If you provided weights to us during the quoting process, that means the material must have been sorted at one point in order to acquire those weights. Please keep the material sorted throughout the selling and shipping process.

In order to verify your shipments we should be able to simply to lift each sorted grade out of the container and place it on the scale with minimal sorting and effort.

Once you have your materials sorted into the grades that we pay by, you should weigh and optionally photograph those sorted piles of material. You can then provide those weights to us via our Instant Quote Service. This will tell you exactly what you can expect to be paid for your material.

Or if you prefer you can also simply email chris@boardsort.com with a description of what you are selling and we will go from there.

Make sure you know what you are shipping before you send it out. If not, email a picture or post one to the forum for identification if you are unsure. This is important, as it provides someone an opportunity to look at the material you are grading/selling. We would rather catch any mistakes in sorting before it is shipped. Surprises are best left for birthdays when it comes to buying & selling. We do not want you to be dissapointed with your payout as much as we don't want overpay. Let's do the homework first and then ship.

You, the seller always pays for shipping. We only pay for the material. It is worthwhile to shop around the major shippers and see who offers the best rates as they will vary from location to location. USPS flat rate priority boxes are the best value when shipping smaller items. If you have the container dimensions, weight & destination information available the shipper will be able to give you a more accurate cost estimate.

If you are shipping pallets of material via a freight company, we are a full access facility with several loading bay docks and forklifts.

You should use Freight Class #55 when setting up your Bill of Lading. This is one of the least expensive classes and covers industrial scrap.

If you need to find a freight company, we suggest trying a site called http://freightquote.com. They will shop around and find you a carrier and even make the arrangements.

When it comes time for shipping, you must always include a packing list inside of each box. We need to know what it is that you claim is in the box. If you said you had 10 pounds of telecom, we need to know which material is your telecom etc. in order to determine that your sorting and grading is correct.

Clearly put your name on the packing list AND on the box! We receive 1000's of pounds of material each day. You would be surprised how many people do not put their name with their shipment. If you fail to properly identify your shipments, you risk not being properly paid, or worse, be subject to a Paypal dispute. ALWAYS include your name in everything you ship, every time.

Do NOT use packing peanuts or shredded paper. If you need to use filler balled up newspaper, folded cardboard, styrofoam blocks or even bubble wrap will work.

It is essential that you email the tracking numbers of the shipments you are sending. There are several fundamental reasons why we need those numbers. It obviously allows us to track where your packages are. It proves that the shipments have arrived and when. Providing us with the tracking numbers is as much about your protection as it is ours. Always record the tracking numbers and directly email those tracking numbers to us with each container shipped. Please do not use the shipping company's website to email those numbers. Instead email them to us directly from your email account.

That brings us to payment. There are several ways in which we can pay for your materials.

Ship the material to us using your preferred carrier. Once the shipment arrives, within 5 business days we will process and verify the material to make sure your grades, sorting and weights are accurate. Once the material has been processed (and any corrections have been made) we will then issue Payment. That payment can be in the form of a Paypal transfer or a postal mailed check. Paypal payments will be made the immediate Thursday after the material was processed. Please note that it can take 7-10 days for a postal check to arrive if you chose that option. The payment options will be presented to you when you fill out our instant quote form.

Please note that Paypal charges you a 3% fee to use their payment service. We do not have anything to do with that fee and have no control over it. If you would like to avoid the fee, or avoid using Paypal all together, you can request that a check be issued to you.

We understand sellers may feel some apprehension shipping materials to us before receiving a payment. We pride ourselves at boardsort.com for having an outstanding reputation. Hopefully you will recognize the level of trust we have built in the e-scrap community and it will help ease some of the worry.

Our shipping address:

BOARDSORT.COM
67 WEST VINE STREET
ALLIANCE, OHIO 44601

In review:

- Sort, photograph (optional), weigh and submit info to boardsort.com.
- Ship the sorted and documented material with invoice or packing slip inside.
- Include name, contact information and payment preference if needed.
- Email us the tracking numbers of all of your shipping containers.
- Payment will be issued within 7 days of material arrival.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact chris@boardsort.com or call us at 440-497-0222 Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.

Thank you for trusting boardsort.com!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Hi everyone. Going to follow this with a few subset notes.

Use the boards. There here to help. Ask questions, give answers, generally discuss things.
This is intended to be a friendly community to help each other with all things scrap. Not just computers.
Have questions on classing a board? Use the what is it threads.
Want to discuss the different levels of stainless steel. Head over to the escrap general discussion.
Can’t get something apart? Use the boardsort help section.

My two cents on shipping.
Priority mail flat rate boxes are great for shipping smaller orders of bulky and heavy items. If it fits it ships, as they say.

Fedex is unbeatable on large and extra large shipments that aren’t at commercial freight levels. Principally Fedex charges by the SIZE of the box, not the weight.
Shipping a 9x9x9 box of lead is almost the same price as a 9x9x9x box of pillows.
While annoying, multiple small boxes can save you a LOT of money.
Keep the longest side under 21” and make sure they’re rectangular, or cube, and save the money.

There’s a regular CDL hauler offering discounted rates in the general threads as well.

Regardless of how you ship mark each box as box X /Y boxes; eg 2/7 and 3/7 etc. More importantly, [b]include your quote form in EVERY box[/b]. I’ve made that mistake myself.

Discounted shipping.
If you have paypal you can use the order tools menu to print discounted USPS postage. It is funded via normal PayPal payments.

If you have an ebay seller account you can also sign up for a discounted FedEx account as well.
You’ll need to op in to the (free) basic tools seller dashboard system to access the link in seller tools. You’ll be redirected to a Fedex page to create an account. You can then use the further discounted Fedex rates from within ebay, or anywhere else by logging into your account on Fedex dot com.
Rates are 32-35% lower than retail counter depending on what and how you are shipping.
The program requires a credit card. However opposite the USPS method, you pay once the package(s) is delivered.

For big sellers and businesses: many mobile and desktop apps for supply chain include shipping partnership discount account options. While the mail accounts tend to be the same as any other partnerships (ebay/PayPal/stamps), Fedex is based on volume size. So an ebay based account could offer higher or lower rates; depending on the user base of the app.
These apps do often offer other options though as well. Such as UPS, DHL, TNT, and freight logistics. All at discounts.
Cheers all.

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-- my grades are my own and do not represent an offer from boardsort, nor are they guaranteed. Please keep that in mind.


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