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These shipping tips will help you ship quickly and efficiently so that you can provide your buyers with a great eBay experience.

Know your shipping charges
Pack your item for shipment after you take pictures—but before you list—so you can have accurate package weight and dimensions to include during the listing process.
Package your items carefully
Make sure your item arrives safely by packing it securely. Use a sturdy box that's the right size, make sure to include enough packing material, and tape it securely. Find out more about packaging items.
Ship quickly
Buyers typically want their items quickly, so the faster you can get your items shipped, the happier your buyers will be. Consider offering either same business day or 1 business day handling, and tell your buyer when an item shipped.
Tip: By meeting certain shipping conditions, you can automatically receive 5-star detailed seller rating for shipping time.
Save time and hassle with package pickup and insurance
Save time with free package pickup services from the US Postal Service, United Parcel Service (UPS), and FedEx. If you sell valuable items, consider purchasing shipping insurance. Check with your shipping carrier for insurance options. You can also purchase shipping insurance when you create and print shipping labels on eBay.
Remember, you can include the cost of insurance in the item's price or handling cost, but you can't charge a separate fee for insurance.
Stock up on supplies
Always have shipping supplies on hand by ordering free eBay US Postal Service supplies, or find shipping supplies from sellers on eBay.
You can also reuse shipping supplies like bubble wrap, packing peanuts and lightly-used cardboard boxes.
Print shipping labels at home
You can print shipping labels and custom forms right from your home printer. Look for the Print Shipping Label link in the listing or on the Order details page. Learn more about creating and printing your own shipping labels.
Provide tracking or Delivery Confirmation information
Purchase Delivery Confirmation when you create and print a shipping label on eBay or PayPal. When you use an expedited shipping service like Priority Mail Express, tracking information is automatically included. You can also upload your own tracking or Delivery Confirmation information in My eBay.
Remember, to be covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee we require signature confirmation for packages valued at more than $750. If your transaction is $750 or more, signature confirmation will be preselected for you. You can remove this option, however, requiring a signature at delivery helps protect you if your buyer doesn't receive the item and opens a case.
Generate repeat business
Include a business card or note with your eBay user ID to thank your buyer for their business.
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