Italy, as has much of the continent, been hit by some pretty severe weather of the past few weeks. You can’t have missed the Italian hotel which was buried in an avalanche and much of the country has been impacted. Our thoughts to out to those affected.
eBay continue to monitor the situation and want to reassure their sellers saying that they will protect sellers from any delivery delays or order cancellations due to the weather. eBay are telling sellers not to worry about weather related performance issues and measures will be put in place to protect them.
This may not help sellers outside of Italy who are shipping to customer located in the country however. It’s worth stepping up communications with any Italian customers and checking your courier reports for exceptions to Italy.
Italy is renowned for a less than perfect postal service and it’s one country that is well worth considering using eBay’s Global Fulfilment program to serve, in which case so long as you’re items gets to eBay’s shipping house on time you should have nothing further to worry about.