Should I Use Media Mail to Ship Comics?
The age old question among the comic book community is if Media Mail by the USPS is an appropriate means of shipping books. The short answer is no. However there are two schools of thought about wether or not this is a good or bad thing. Let's break down the rules of media mail from the USPS and also look at both sides of the story.
Interview Series with ComicShield Founder/Owner - Michael Hinson
This Intervew Series is with another comic book product entrepreneur Michael Hinson. I ordered a few pre-sale variants from Frankie's Comics and some came in this shipper I've never seen. I thought, wow, this is cool and different. After doing some research I happened to come across the owner on one of the Facebook comic book groups I'm in. He was happy to oblige me for an interview. And just recently I've found that they make a shipper for slabs as well!
Interview Series with Gator Guard Founder/Owner - Victor Otero
This interview series is with the founder of a great new product in the comic book collecting hobby - Gator Guard! If you ever wanted something a little nicer and stronger than a top loader, this is your answer. They also have UV protection built into the case as well. Victor Otero was even nice enough to send me a complimentary guard in advance of the interview too. He lets us know about how he came up with Gator Guard and also what's planned for the future of the brand.
Interview Series with Premium Comics Owner - Justin Kerr
As an entrepreneur myself it's always great to meet creative people that are creating products for the comic book hobby. This interview series is with Justin Kerr of Premium Comics, who came up with these great looking slab holders. They look like an awesome way to display your graded books in a clean and professional way.
Interview Series with Facebook Seller - Shawna Randall
This interview series is with one of the sellers I bought from when I originally joined the groups on Facebook. Her fair pricing and unbelievable packing definitely made an impression from all the other sellers. It was so good that when I started selling myself, I turned to her for a lot of advice and she was always quick to reply with knowledge and helped me trememdously. Hopefully you can learn from her as well.
Interview Series with Facebook Seller - Aaron Quintana
This interview series is with Facebook Seller Aaron Quintana. He's another good seller I've done business with in one of many Facebook comic book groups out there. He's fairly new to selling so I thought his point of view and advice would be a great help to all those teetering on the edge of becoming a seller.
Interview Series with Gemini Comics Supply Founder - Bryan Kelly
This interview series is with the founder of an extremely well known brand that just about every comic book buyer and seller is familiar with. As a seller and a buyer, Gemini Mailers are the standard for shipping books safely and effectively. At the end of last year I reached out to a number of different comic suppliers with interview requests. I was pleasantly suprised when Bryan wrote a reply personally. It was exciting to be able to learn more about him and do this interview!
Interview Series with Former Comic Book Store Owner and Online Seller - John Jelley
This interview series is with a former local comic book shop owner John Jelley. I met John through one of the many Facebook comic groups. And since he's accomplished a dream/bucket list goal that many of us have had as collectors I thought it would be awesome to learn more about him and hear about his story.