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Questions. We love ‘em. When somebody has a question for us here at Paper Shop, we know that they’re either already advertising with us or thinking of giving us a try. We’re happy to help with and all inquiries, and we’ve found that a number of them are, well, frequently asked questions. Here’s where we take some time to talk about them.

If there were an award for the most frequently asked question of 2013, this baby would win the crown, sash and probably even a ticker tape parade (it’s already a frontrunner for 2014, too). It’s a query that just about every caller asks lately. And it’s one that has a happy answer.

In short, yes. It’s free. There’s no charge when you place your ads with us, and there’s absolutely no charge when you sell your items. From beginning to end, it’s completely free. Gratis. On the house.

We know exactly what you’re thinking, and it’s generally the second most frequent question: how can you do this and stay in business?

It’s pretty simple, really. We’ve updated our way of doing business. Our focus is on developing a larger community of advertisers, since more advertisers mean more readers and more buyers. And the more readers and buyers we have, the better the chances that you’ll sell your item. The most efficient and customer-friendly way to get the ball  rolling is to offer free advertising, so that’s exactly what we’ve done.

As always, we do our best to address the questions that we run into with some frequency. If you’ve got a question for us (even an oddball one), we’d be delighted to answer it. Feel free to tell us what puzzles you by either posting in the comments or by emailing the author at