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Including appealing postage options in your listings will attract more buyers. This page covers how to calculate postage costs, the benefits of listing different postage options and how make of the most of Australia Post services.

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UNDERSTANDING POSTAGE

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Buyers will compare postage times and costs, especially when shopping for a similar item listed by different sellers. This is why it’s important to consider your postage rates and options, and be as competitive as you can.

It’s also important to be clear and upfront about your postage options to save buyers from having to contact you after the sale.

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CALCULATING POSTAGE COSTS

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1. Choose your package

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Consider what type of protection and package your item will need to arrive safely, i.e. envelope, satchel or box. Keep in mind irregularly shaped packages may cost more to send.
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2. Weigh and measure

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Use scales and a tape measure to accurately measure your parcel. Always measure your parcel's length, width and height at the widest points. Don't be caught out by guess work.
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3. Calculate costs

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Use the Australia Post calculator to work out costs, or look up the costs with other postage providers.
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Avoid the queues at the Post Office – buy Australia Post packaging and postage on eBay. Learn more about Buy and Print.

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TIPS FOR COMPETITIVE POSTAGE

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OFFER ATTRACTIVE POSTAGE OPTIONS

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  • A flat rate promises the same cost to all buyers (domestic or international).
  • Offer a calculated rate that’s estimated by eBay. Find out more about using calculated postage.
  • Set up a postage rate table to offer varying amounts for posting to different destinations within Australia. Find out more about using postage rate tables.
  • Re-use boxes, minimise unnecessary packaging and use biodegradable packaging materials such as newspaper.
  • Offer International postage options to reach more buyers. Learn more about international posting.
  • Offer free postage to boost your position in search results.
  • Offer Express post for keen buyers.
  • To offer free postage, enter “0” as your cost or check the ‘free postage’ box.
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Use Combined postage discounts to encourage buyers to make multiple purchases from you.

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FAST ‘N FREE DELIVERY

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With FAST ‘N FREE on your listing, we’ll highlight that you offer free delivery within four days. It's a great way to help your listings stand out and attract buyers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Your item and buyer must both be located in Australia*
  • Estimated delivery time must be four business days or less (once payment has cleared)
  • Your item must be sent with free postage
  • Local pickup must not be your default postage option
  • Your listing cannot be in Classified Ad format

Read more about eBay FAST 'N FREE

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NOTE

In eBay Motors, eBay Fast 'N Free applies only to listings in the Parts & Accessories category. And the following postcodes are excluded from eBay FAST 'N FREE: Lord Howe Island NSW 2898, Norfolk Island NSW 2899 Christmas Island WA 6798, Cocos Keeling Islands WA 6799, Australian Antarctic Territories TAS 7151

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EBAY BRANDED PACKAGING

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We have launched a select set of eBay branded packaging for you to post your items, giving them a professional look. 
 
In partnership with a leading packaging manufacturer, a range of great value supplies, in various sizes, in the eBay Shipping Supplies store
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  • Mailing Boxes
  • Gift Boxes
  • Satchels
  • Envelopes
  • Packing Tape
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We’ll be updating the range regularly, so make sure to “follow” the store! Leverage the power of the eBay brand and visit the eBay Shipping Supplies store here
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