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Creating shipping labels on eBay

Every seller, one-off or professional, can save time and money when you buy and print Australia Post labels on eBay. You can print labels directly from My eBay or Seller Hub, saving you from having to line up for stamps at the Post Office. Just print the label, stick it on your parcel and post it. The cost of the postage will simply be charged through your monthly eBay invoice.

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THE BENEFITS OF PRINTING LABELS ON EBAY

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Every eBay seller receives access to the discounted label platform on eBay. All labels printed from this platform contain tracking services, but signatures and insurance are optional. The current platform only supports Australia Post products. By printing labels on eBay you:
 

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  • Save money with a minimum 10% discount versus retail pricing
  • Save time by:
    • printing our your label at home, with all address information automatically filled out
    • pushing the tracking data automatically entered into eBay, directly visible to your buyer
    • dropping (small) parcels directly off in the nearest Australia Post mailbox
  • Improve your sales' competitiveness by providing sharper origin-to-destination shipping costs to buyers
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PRODUCTS AND PRICES

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There are currently 7 different AU Post products available which differ by speed of delivery, packaging requirements and price calculation.

Product name speed packaging weight destination price
eBay Australia Post Flate Rate 500g Satchel
eBay Australia Post Flate Rate 3kg Satchel
Australia Post Flat Rate BX1 Small Box
Australia Post Flat Rate BX2 Small Box
Australia Post Flat Rate BX4 Small Box
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
eBay Satchel 500g
eBay Satchel 3kg
Australia Post BX1 box
Australia Post BX1 box
Australia Post BX1 box
Max 500g
Max 3kg
Max 500g
Max 3kg
Max 5kg
Nationwide
Nationwide
Nationwide
Nationwide
Nationwide
7.55
12.2
 7.55
12.2
15.9
Australia Post Parcel Post Parcel


Australia Post Express Post Parcel


 
Standard


Express


 
Your own packaging


Your own packaging


 
Under 500g
Over 500g

Under 500g
Over 500g

 
Nationwide
Same state
Other state
Nationwide
Same state
Other state
7.95
9.6 for first 500g + add pp/kg
12.3 for first 500g + add pp/kg
10.85
13.1 for first 500g + add pp/kg
14.15 for first 500g + add pp/kg

Products with a nationwide destination have one price for all of Australia.  The products over 500g for which you want to use your own packaging are calculated based on a fixed base amount plus a cost per kg  (round up the weight to nearest kg) which differs depending on the destination.

The prices per kg are displayed in the following 2 files: File 1 and File 2

For example a 2.700g parcel with my own packaging going from Sydney to Perth with standard postal speed would be :  (see excel sheet : from N1 to W1 = 2.75/kg)

11.95 (for first  500g) + (2.75 per kg * 3 kg) = total of 20.2

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Signature

To have the signature of the buyer captured upon delivery (which is advised for highly valuable items) add 2.95 AUD. 

Australia Post Packaging

When using eBay or Australia box labels, you need to purchase the packaging at the Post Office or online on eBay at the Australia Post Store.  The price of (bulk) packaging is cheaper when you order online and the delivery of eBay branded packaging is free of charge. 

Note that when it comes to Satchels – the eBay branded satchels and Australia Post branded satchels can both be used with the Satchels label.

Own Packaging

If you package the parcel please use sufficiently sturdy cardboard or strong bags.  More hints and tips can be found on this page from Australia Post.

You can give your package a more professional look by using eBay branded packaging which you can buy on eBay and delivered to you for free.

HOW TO USE THE LABELS

1. When listing an item on eBay

At the option to add Domestic Postage, select the option “Calculate: Cost varies by buyer location”.  Select the service you wish to offer from the dropdown list.  You can select up to 4 possibilities.

2. After your item has sold

Individual sellers / non-store owners via My eBay

  • Go to My ebay to the option Sell > Sold > I need to post x items
  • The blue button on the right hand side takes you directly into the Postage Summary page.

  • Once you selected your service,  click on ‘create label’ to move forwards to a page with a preview of your label.  Your label will open in pdf format too.  
  • You can still cancel your label up to 5 days after creating the label or reprint it with no additional cost.  The tracking information will now be automatically uploaded in eBay and shared with your buyer. 

  • At the bottom of the label, make sure you sign the “Aviation Security and Dangerous Goods Declaration”!
  • Attach your label on your shipment. If it is a box, place the label on the top, do not stick it over of a seam or closure or on top of sealing tape.

Store owners via Seller Hub

  • Store owners can see a full overview of all orders waiting postage at the Seller Hub tab “ORDERS”.
  • Next to the individual order, in the first column, it provides the option “Print postage label”.

  • This takes you to the ‘Create postage label’ page which at the bottom of the page at ‘Parcel and service details’ allows you to select the Service you want. You may have to re-enter the weight & dimensions. 
  • The compare option (shown below) next to the Service option shows all available options with their prices next to it, from which you can select directly too (click Save). Note that all prices including GST already.