eBay Global Shipping Programme with Josh McWilliams

Category: Data & Insights

At last week’s eBay Roadshow in Brighton, we spoke to Josh McWillams from the eBay Shipping Team to find out more about the eBay Global Shipping Programme (GSP).

Josh reveals GSP can offer a massive percentage uplift in sales freeing up time to concentrate on domestic sales.

Another important point to note is that eBay have recently increased the item value that can be shipped via GSP, and talks about an item valued at over £10,000 recently sold through the programme.

In this video Josh McWillams discusses:

  • 00:00 Introducing the eBay GSP
  • 01:00 Enrolling in GSP & choosing countries to ship to
  • 01:59 Selling through eBay GSP
  • 02:20 Percentage uplift in sales from GSP
  • 03:00 Meeting Regulations – EPR, VAT etc
  • 04:07 What products sets are suitable for GSP
  • 05:02 When to use GSP and when to list direct
  • 06:03 What are the disadvantages of GSP?
  • 06:34 Where to find out more
  • 06:51 New: Higher item value limits for GSP

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3 Responses

  1. Unbelievably good ,astoundingly useful
    The draw back is any returns can be a nightmare a savvy buyer can do you over with ease

  2. An interesting interview but the interviewer should have asked about returning products. Ebay provides no help if it is appropriate to accept a return. The seller is left high and dry and can find it difficult to negotiate foreign postal systems. Those very rare rogue buyers can use the distance to manipulate Ebay’s policy to the disadvantage of the seller. I have removed Australia and other flacky regimes from my listings and am very cautious about using GSP for my most expensive items. I would be more positive about listing these products if Ebay took responsibility for organising returns on those rare occasions when it was necessary.
    Overall, though, I have found GSP usually successful and have benefited from the sales it has generated.
    On my wish list is that I could have different prices in different countries.

  3. An interesting interview but the interviewer should have asked about returning products. Ebay provides no help if it is appropriate to accept a return. The seller is left high and dry and can find it difficult to negotiate foreign postal systems. Those very rare rogue buyers can use the distance to manipulate Ebay’s policy to the disadvantage of the seller. I have removed Australia and other flacky regimes from my listings and am very cautious about using GSP for my most expensive items. I would be more positive about listing these products if Ebay took responsibility for organising returns on those rare occasions when it was necessary.
    Overall, though, I have found GSP usually successful and have benefited from the sales it has generated.
    On my wish list is that I could have different prices in different countries.

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