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Packing & shipping items

Shipping items starts with careful planning. Learn about the shipping process, from offering shipping options in your listing to printing labels and packing items.

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Your carrier may charge you extra for an unusual package. Learn about the standards for different carriers.

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Tips for successful shipping
Our tips can help you attract more buyers and save you time and money.

Improve performance by packaging items carefully
Help make sure the items you send arrive in perfect condition.

What buyers should know about shipping
Find out what happens before, during, and after a purchase.

How to

US Postal Service shipping services
Choose the US Postal Service shipping service that's right for you.

UPS shipping services
Learn about shipping options from United Parcel Service (UPS).

FedEx shipping services
Find out about FedEx shipping options.

Adding tracking information
Help your buyers and protect yourself by providing tracking or Delivery Confirmation information.

USPS and UPS package types
Learn about the carriers' packaging options, sizes, and more.

Creating shipping labels and packing slips on eBay
Save time and money by printing your labels at home.

Purchasing shipping insurance
Protect your packages against loss or damage.

Adding ShipCover insurance
ShipCover insurance is available when you create a shipping label on eBay.

Shipping with Fast 'N Free
Fast 'N Free is a way to show buyers that an item ships free and is likely to arrive within 4 business days

Shipping costs

Specifying your shipping costs and locations
You can select either a flat shipping rate or calculated shipping.

Calculated shipping
Automatically calculate the shipping cost based on weight, location, and type of service.

Maximum shipping costs
In some categories, there may be maximum allowed shipping costs.

Offering shipping discounts
Saving your buyers money on shipping can help boost your sales.

Shipping internationally

Using the Global Shipping Program
Learn about the program that simplifies selling an item to an international buyer. 

Other ways of shipping internationally
Find out what factors determine international shipping costs.

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