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Your shipping options

1

Flat-fee shipping

Set one shipping rate for all buyers. Research similar items' shipping costs and various carriers' rates to set the right price.

2

Calculated shipping

Use eBay's shipping calculator to determine a fair rate to ship your item based on its packaged size and weight, as well as your and your buyer's location.

3

Local pickup

Perfect for large, heavy, or fragile items, local pickup can be one of the shipping options for an item—or the only option. It's up to you!

Carrier Options

Your shipping carrier options

Choose from the most trusted carriers and get exclusive discounts.

Freight shipping

Freight shipping

If an item's too big to be carried by the average adult, it probably needs to be sent freight. Offering flat-rate freight with eBay simplifies listing by providing an accurate shipping estimate to your buyers.


eBay has partnered with carriers to offer freight discounts that will help you save, including up to 72% on select FedEx rates.

Shipping best practices

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  • Offer free shipping

    Buyers love free shipping and they expect it when they shop online.

    In fact, buyers are more likely to choose an item with free shipping over an item with a shipping charge even if the total cost is the same.

    Offer free shipping by incorporating the cost of shipping into the item's price, and give buyers what they want!

    Learn how to offer free shipping to your listings.

  • Offer expedited shipping options

    Increase sales and deliver great customer service by offering free standard shipping as your first shipping option and next-day or other expedited services as additional options for buyers who'd like it.

    Note that seller fees are based on your first shipping option, so you won't pay a higher final value fee if your buyer selects a higher-priced shipping option.

    See how to offer expedited shipping to your listings.

    Consider these services from our carriers, which provide next-day delivery:

    USPS FedEx UPS
    Priority Mail Express FedEx Priority Overnight Next Day Air Saver
    Priority Mail Express Flat Rate FedEx Standard Overnight Next Day Air (offers Saturday delivery)
    FedEx Priority Overnight One Rate
    FedEx Standard Overnight One Rate

    Consider these services from our carriers, which provide a maximum estimated delivery time of three business days:

    USPS FedEx UPS
    Priority Mail FedEx Express Saver UPS 3 Day Select
    Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope FedEx 2Day UPS 2nd Day Air
    Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box FedEx Express Saver One Rate
    Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box FedEx 2Day One Rate
    Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
    First Class Mail
  • Upload tracking information

    Build trust with your buyers by always keeping them informed. When you upload your item's tracking information, your buyer can stay up-to-date on the whereabouts of their order. Buyers feel more confident and at ease when they can keep an eye on where their package is or its estimated arrival.



Save on shipping

Lower the price of doing business by controlling the cost of shipping.

  • Save time and money with eBay labels.
    • eBay labels is the streamlined way to handle shipping for your eBay sales.
    • Savings with eBay labels include up to 25% off USPS and 37%** off FedEx and more, and free shipping supplies.
    • Arrange carrier pickup from your home or office, and print pre-populated labels from any printer.
  • Shipping short-distance? Cut costs in half with USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate boxes.
  • Order and use free shipping supplies.
    • Order free USPS/eBay co-branded shipping supplies, and have them delivered right to your door.
    • USPS, FedEx, and UPS offer free shipping supplies directly on their sites as well.
  • Offer combined shipping discounts.
    • When you set up combined shipping discounts, buyers can activate a discount on shipping by buying more than one item from you. You've got lots of ways both you and your buyer can save!
      • Charge shipping for the item with the highest shipping cost, and add an additional lower cost for each additional item.
      • Subtract shipping costs for each additional item purchased.
      • Offer free shipping on additional items.
      • Combine items into one shipment.
  • Ship more and save more with our carriers' volume discounts.
    • UPS - With the UPS Savings Program for eBay sellers, the more you ship, the more you save. Learn more about UPS discounts for eBay sellers.

Shipping tools

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  • ShipRush

    ShipRush

    ShipRush is a free, easy, and fast shipping tool for eBay sellers and PayPal merchants. Manage bulk and combined shipping, print labels, post tracking numbers, and post shipping statuses to eBay automatically.

    • eBay sales automatically appear in ShipRush.
    • Print shipping labels with just a click or two.
    • Auto–print packing lists—tracking numbers automatically stored in buyer's My eBay.
    • Tracking numbers automatically stored in seller's My eBay.
    • Automatic email to the buyer with tracking number—automatic buyer feedback posted.

    Qualified sellers can also use Shippo for free through the Shipping Partner Platform and get eBay labels discounts on shipping across all selling channels.

  • Shippo

    Shippo

    Shippo makes it easy for businesses who have multiple selling channels to ship.

    Shippo provides essential features for sellers to streamline shipping like address verification, shipping insurance, international paperwork, the ability to create scan-based return labels, along with connections to 25 carriers around the world and more.

    Other benefits include

    • Pay-as-you-go fees: no monthly fees or wallets required.
    • Access to more than 20 global carriers.
    • Set-up your account in less than 5 minutes.
    • The ability to leverage a customizable API.

    Qualified sellers can also use Shippo for free through the Shipping Partner Platform and get eBay labels discounts on shipping across all selling channels.



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*Based on negotiated Commercial Plus pricing available via eBay Labels to all eBay Top-rated sellers and sellers with an average of 300 or more transactions per month.

** Rates as of January, 2017. Discounts are based on FedEx retail domestic and international retail services. SmartPost offers a standalone, non-retail based discount.