eBay Ireland have launced an “e-Parcel Card” which gives preferential postage rates at local automated post offices via An Post. Currently it’s a pilot program which will run until 30th April 2008. This is fantastic news for Irish sellers, I just wish eBay in the UK could negotiate a similar discount!
Currently in the UK, PayPal postage gives no savings for Royal Mail postage, but Parcel Force deliveries booked through eBay gives a saving against their normal rate card.
I’m really impressed to see eBay Ireland leading the way with benefits for their sellers. For a smaller eBay territory they’re working hard to make selling on eBay an attractive proposition.