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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.



Warehouse management

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  • Choose the right warehouse

    When creating a successful warehouse, the best-handled product is the least-handled product. If you're seeking to reduce costs in the warehouse, and increase efficiently, one objective should be to minimize merchandise handling in your picking, packing, and shipping process.

    1. Pick
      • The goal of picking is to maximize picks while minimizing movement. Walking is time and time is money!
      • Pre-sort packing lists based on where items are in the warehouse.
      • Warehouse management software is the end-goal but there are steps you can take manually to determine the minimum number of steps employees need to take when they pick an item – for example, buy a pedometer and track the number of steps each person takes per day!
      • Place hot, seasonal items closer to the packing stations for more efficient picking.
      • During peak shipping times fast moving items should be consolidated to the front of the warehouse.
    2. Pack
      • The end of the day on the packing area is actually the start of the next day.
      • Anticipate the volume for tomorrow and ensure you have enough supplies prepared.
      • Ensure you have ample room to work and the area is free of clutter.
      • The packing area is your last line of defense against mistakes.
      • The packers are the only people that actually touch the customers so be sure to let them know the importance of packing.
      • Use a proper sized box and if needed add packing material to the package does not shift inside.
    3. Ship
      • Sort the boxes by carrier.
      • Eliminate the ability for the warehouse to make changes to shipping labels to speed up efficiency and to save money.
      • Lock out the ability to add 'signature required' or to change a bad zip code.
      • Create a "grocery store" checkout flow to maximize output of each shipper and to avoid packages crossing back into the warehouse once they are ready to be picked up.
      • Adjust driver pickup times according to your peak seasons.
      • Moving the pickup window back 2 hours in the holiday season could allow 30% more packages to be shipped in the same day, improving customer satisfaction.
      • Hours in warehouse/ divided by total packages shipped = output rate per person.
  • Warehouse automation software

    Shippo

    OPEX Corporation is a recognized global technology leader in high-speed mailroom automation, document imaging, and material handling. Since 1973, OPEX systems have provided performance enhancing workflow solutions and cost-effective results to thousands of organizations around the world. By controlling all aspects of product design, OPEX is able to deliver high-quality innovative workflow solutions to customers in a wide variety of industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, government, retail, non-profits, utilities, telecommunication, service bureaus, educational institutions, and fulfillment operations.


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    From e-commerce and express logistics to bulk freight, supply chain and retail, QubeVu brings a new level of intelligence to every scan – enabling system-wide volumetric management and enhancing revenue optimization and compliance. Or use QubeVu to speed customer transactions and improve acceptance quality. No matter your industry, QubeVu can help you capture significantly more revenue and manage resources more efficiently. And QubeVu supports Big Data analysis, to reveal even more revenue opportunities.


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    Tension Packaging & Automation helps customers increase throughput, efficiency, and accuracy through automation. Serving customers in the Internet order fulfillment business as well as mail-order, central-fill, hospital, retail and specialty pharmacies, Tension's services include: automation solutions, software, consumables, and support services.


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    With our knowledge and experience in your industry and our portfolio of world class solutions, we work closely with you to thoroughly understand your business, your strategy and your constraints in order to create the ideal system for you. The design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of an automated logistics system requires a team of professionals with many years of industry experience and know-how. With global resources, and local or regionally based staff, Dematic can implement systems large and small, focused on delivering superior ROI, customer benefits and the flexibility to change over time.


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  • Warehouse management software

    Warehouse management software (WMS) is a software application that manages and supports the day-to-day functions and tasks of the warehouse. WMS programs enable a business to centralize the tasks of tracking inventory and locations while enabling the most efficient path to pick items.

    SkuVault

    SkuVault is a cloud-based inventory and warehouse management system that integrates with eBay and many of your other favorite eCommerce tools, and is complete with barcoding and jam packed with cool features to help eCommerce retailers prevent out of stocks, improve warehouse efficiency, and reduce human error. Use SkuVault to unlock the potential of your inventory!


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    Scout

    TopShelf is a cloud-based warehouse management system. With access from any device that can connect to the internet, you'll have the oversight and control over your business from anywhere. From the small startup to the enterprise customer, topShelf has features that benefit businesses of all sizes.


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    Peoplevox

    Peoplevox provide a globally deployed software-as-a-service warehouse management system designed to enable eCommerce best practice. Peoplevox is more advanced than alternative solutions due to the functionality of their mobile app and their unique capability to handle eCommerce, retail and wholesale fulfilment from one system. Peoplevox's solutions cater for retailers with revenues of $2M – $500M and they have clients across the US and 19 other countries. They recently received $6M in Series A investment from Index Ventures.


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    Determine the fastest and most cost-effective method to fulfill your orders. Deposco's Bright Suite of cloud-based order management and fulfillment applications manage inventory and shipments from your warehouse, store, supplier, or 3PL.


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    SphereWMS is a leading Warehouse Management System (WMS) for warehouse operators and e-commerce sellers, offered by ASP Global Services. The SphereWMS warehouse management solution provides real-time visibility, integration to shopping carts and e-commerce platforms, and powerful reporting tools. Mobile access is critical in today's untethered world and a key component of the SphereWMS solution. The system simplifies the management of complex order and inventory business processes, making it easy for sellers to ship from multiple warehouses. SphereWMS will be up and running in days, not months. It is Software as a Service designed for the way logistics providers and sellers work.


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  • Warehouse supplies and storage

    Global

    When you shop at GlobalIndustrial.com, you get to choose from brand name as well as Global brand products at prices not found anywhere else. With multiple warehouses within the continental U.S., customers receive quality material handling, storage, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and maintenance products as well as office supplies and furniture at super low prices coupled with exceptional customer service.


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    Storeorganize

    First as Contemporary Closets, then as Glenwood Design, and now as Storganize®, we've always been the same people focused on the same thing — earning your trust and respect as your local storage and organization expert. We are proud of the reputation we've developed for providing quality products, courteous and reliable service, and genuine hometown value.


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    Schafer

    Schaefer Systems International provides storage, materials handling, logistics and waste technology solutions to businesses throughout North America. We design and manufacture state-of-the-art intralogistic storage and picking solutions for all types of industries as well as plastic containers, pallets, and waste and recycling carts. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schaefer Systems International is part of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, a global leader in logistics and materials handling founded in 1937 with offices and plants in over 50 different countries.


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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.