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In certain categories, sellers are required to specify at least one shipping cost less than or equal to a maximum shipping cost.

The cost includes all shipping costs such as handling and required insurance. It applies only to the first flat rate shipping service you offer within or to the US. There are no maximum shipping costs for international shipping services or additional US shipping services. You can offer other shipping services, such as expedited or overnight shipping, and enter your own cost.

The maximum shipping cost for the category that you are listing in appears under the area where you enter your shipping cost. You won't be able to list your item if the shipping cost you enter is more than the maximum cost.

Note: If you're shipping a particularly large or heavy item in the Books, DVDs & Movies, Music, or Video Games category, you can use calculated shipping. When you use calculated shipping, you can enter the actual size and weight of the item, including packing materials, to calculate the actual shipping cost. Make sure the calculated cost isn't higher than the actual shipping cost or it will be considered excessive shipping.

How maximum shipping costs are determined

The maximum shipping costs are determined based on what sellers are charging for shipping (according to recent transaction data) and what buyers say they consider reasonable. When buyers think that shipping costs on eBay are too high they may make their purchases somewhere else. Having a maximum shipping cost helps buyers find items with reasonable shipping and helps you sell more items.

Maximum shipping costs by category

The table below shows the maximum shipping costs for the Books, DVDs & Movies, Music, and Video Games categories.

Books

Subcategory

Description

Maximum shipping cost

Accessories

Address Books

$5.00

Blank Diaries & Journals

$6.00

Book Covers

$7.00

Book Plates

$4.00

Bookmarks

$3.00

Other

$6.00

Antiquarian & Collectible

Antiquarian & Collectible

$6.00

Audiobooks

Audiobooks

$6.00

Catalogs

Catalogs

$6.00

Children's Books

Children's Books

$6.00

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

$5.00

Fiction Books

Fiction Books

$6.00

Magazine Back Issues

Magazine Back Issues

$6.00

Nonfiction Books

Nonfiction Books

$5.00

Other

Other

$6.00

Textbooks, Education

Textbooks, Education

$7.00

Wholesale & Bulk Lots

Audiobooks

$10.00

Books > 101-500

$20.00

Books > 11-50 Items

$12.00

Books > 51-100 Items

$15.00

Books > 6-10 Items

$8.00

Books > More than 500

$30.00

Books > Up to 5 Items

$6.00

Magazines

$12.00

Other

$7.00

DVDs & Movies

Subcategory

Description

Maximum shipping cost

DVD & Blu-ray Discs

DVD & Blu-ray Discs

$6.00

Film

Film

$9.00

Laserdisc

Laserdisc

$6.00

Other Formats

Other Formats

$6.00

UMD

UMD

$6.00

VHS

VHS

$5.00

Storage & Media Accessories

Accessories

$18.00

Wholesale Lots

Other

$10.00

Music

Subcategory

Description

Maximum shipping cost

Accessories

Storage & Media Accessories

$11.00

Cassettes

Cassettes

$3.00

CDs

CDs

$5.00

Other Formats

Other Formats

$6.00

Records

Records

$4.00

Wholesale Lots

Cassettes

$12.00

Other Formats

$10.00

Video Games

Subcategory

Description

Maximum shipping cost

Games

Video Games

$4.00

Other

Other

$6.00

Consoles

Video Game Console

$50.00

Accessories

Other

$9.00

Accessory Bundles

$13.00

Batteries

$6.00

Cables & adapters

$6.00

Cases, Covers & bags

$6.00

Chargers & Docks

$6.00

Controllers & Attachments

$10.00

Cooling Devices

$8.00

Faceplates, Decals & Stickers

$6.00

Hard Drives

$6.00

Headsets

$10.00

Keyboards & Keypads

$9.00

Memory Cards & Expansion Pack

$6.00

Motion Sensors & Cameras

$12.00

Screen Protectors

$6.00

Styluses

$6.00

Wholesale Lots

Accessories

$12.00

Console Systems

$50.00

Games

$12.00

Other

$12.00

Large, heavy, or multiple items

If you're selling large or heavy items, multiple items, or an item bundle, you can use calculated shipping. Your buyer is charged actual shipping cost based on the package information you provide, the service you select, and the buyer's location.

International sellers

International sellers listing directly on eBay.com in the US are also required to specify a shipping cost less than or equal to the maximum shipping cost on their first flat rate US shipping cost.

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