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Postage rate tables are a useful way to vary your postage charge to locations throughout Australia. They also help buyers easily understand the cost of having an item delivered.

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POSTAGE RATE TABLES EXPLAINED

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Postage rate tables allow you to specify variable postage costs for up to 15 different regions across Australia. The table allows buyers to easily understand the total cost to purchase your item and have it sent directly to them. You’ll save time by reducing the number of buyer questions about postage cost and importantly, you’ll ensure you’re not left out of pocket when sending items interstate.

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POSTAGE RATE TABLE OPTIONS

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Charge by item

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The cost is based on your postage service and postage destination, allowing you to charge different rates for locations that are further away.
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Charge by weight

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A fixed base cost, plus an additional fixed amount per kilogram. This option works well for heavier items.
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By surcharge

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Add a surcharge to your base postal price, for any destination and postage service.
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Offering free postage is attractive to buyers. To offer free postage on a listing, enter $0 in the price field. Don't just leave it blank.

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HOW TO USE RATE TABLES

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You can create a number of different rate tables. However, only one set of rates at a time can be applied to your listings. You'll need to set up your rate table manually through My eBay > Site Preferences > Postage Preferences (including sellers listing via API).

Once set up, apply the rate table to your listings in two easy steps;

  • Tick the checkbox for Apply rate tables.
  • Select a Flat Rate Postage and then choose one or more postage services.

For rate tables set up by Item, the rate will be automatically applied as per the item sold.  For rate tables by Weight, enter item weight and for Surcharge enter your base postage rate.

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Use Business policies or BEAR (bulk edit and relist) to update your existing listings.

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