eBay.ie expand postage discount scheme

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eBay.ie and An Post have just announced that the e-Parcel card scheme, which gives Irish sellers a discount on parcels up to 5kg has now been extended to cover packets up to 2kg as well.

When the e-Parcel card was first introduced last August, many sellers complained that they had never sent anything as large as a 5kg parcel, and that small packets, which comprise the vast majority of eBay dispatches, were excluded. Comparing the allegedly preferential postage rates with An Post’s standard rates, it seems that those who send the very smallest packets will still not benefit from the new scheme, but packets which would normally fall into the 1.5kg or 2kg bands would, with the card, be charged at the 1kg rate.

The scheme is available to Irish-resident eBay sellers with feedback of 90 or more, of which 98%+ must be positive. It offers preferential postage rates when sending both within Ireland and abroad.

2 Responses

  1. About time that eBay.co.uk negotiated some discounts for eBayers in the UK.

    On another note I’ve just discovered my emergency second choice (only because it’s further from home and work) Post Office is slated for closure in April. Sooner or later there aren’t going to be any Post Offices left 🙁

  2. ebay dont discount their own fees for good customers[at least not at my level] so them asking Royal Mail to would be a little naughty



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