eBay UK Seller Release: Shipping Updates

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International Shipping

GlobeeBay are to start offering an . It’ll enable fast fully tracked delivery to key export countries (both within and outside the EU) at what look to be very very competitive prices. As well as collection and delivery eBay will also be offering returns services where the buyer pays in-country return postage costs.

You’ll be able to register your interest for this program from today and take part in the first tests (although it’s already been running and fully tested with some sellers already). If you already ship internationally we’d recommend you sign up and check out the program.

As well as the collection option, for sellers with low volumes you’ll also be able to dispatch your goods to a central UK depot from where they’ll be onward shipped to the International Destination. We’re expecting there to be several tiers dependent on your International sales volumes, but we hear that the pricing to Europe is cheaper than it will be to ship within the UK via Royal Mail!

eBay are going to expand this service to more countries and make it available with more tools later in 2013. At the start you’ll need to sign up to Metapak (at no cost).

Same Day Despatch Time Display

ClockAs well as displaying a same day despatch time on your listings you’ll also be able to specify a cut off time (default 2pm, but you can change this according to your courier collection arrangements).

Estimated delivery times displayed to buyers on your listings will be set according to your settings. For instance if a buyer looks at your listing at 10am they may see a next day delivery estimate, but the same buyer looking at the listing at 4pm would see a 2 day delivery estimate.

Free International Visibility

GlobeeBay aim to make it easy for you to sell, especially to the new emerging markets. Many international buyers visit eBay.com, but they’ll only see items which are available for them to buy. To make sure that your products are seen:

  • List on eBay UK or eBay.com
  • Offer PayPal
  • Specify postage to all the countries you’re willing to ship to

It doesn’t matter if you choose to list on eBay UK or eBay.com, if your listings meet the criteria above they’ll be automatically shown to buyers in emerging markets.

Delivery Estimate

eBay aim to show buyers outside of the EU more accurate delivery estimates on the view item page for items listed on eBay UK and eBay DE.

Out of country postage options

Missing eBay Postage RateseBay have at least realised that if you’re listing on an eBay country site where you’re not located it’s hard to select a relevant postage option. There will now be three new domestic postage options:

  • Economy Delivery from abroad
  • Standard Delivery from abroad
  • Express Delivery from abroad

This will enable sellers outside the UK to list on eBay UK using the new options, or for UK sellers to list on other eBay site with relevant postage options being displayed to potential buyers.

2 Responses

  1. RE Same Day Despatch Time Display

    I’ve wanted this for a long time.
    Any idea when, as in a date, we will be able to select a cut off time.


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