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I charge by weight of the zine. Paypal has an awesome feature that allows you to really customize your shipping costs, and since I send mine through USPS it's relatively inexpensive overall. Say you order one of my zines that weighs only .03 ounces, which is something like 0.00187 pounds, and something like 1/8 inch thick. USPS charges .44 cents for weight under 3.5 ounces and under 1/4 inches thick. It only costs me only .44 cents (USD) to send that order. Now say I add 4 more to that order. This is still only .15 ounces, however this would be more than 1/4 inch thick, Soooooo I charge .88 cents for shipping. Because my zines are almost always larger than 1/4 inch thick, my lowest shipping price is .88 cents for shipping within the US.
Hope this helps :D any questions ask me (: