To give your items the best chance for a sale, we’d recommend you offer:

  • Free postage
  • An express postage option 
  • An international postage option 

To offer free postage, consider your packaging, weight and measurements, and the rates your carrier charges. Then work this into your item price. Buyers expect and search for free postage, so offering this service can make a big difference to your sales. 

Buyers also love an express option, so make sure you provide an optional upgrade from your standard service. 

If offering free postage isn’t an option for you, consider setting postage discounts when buyers reach a minimum spend, and make sure you’ve set up postage rate tables.

eBay Postage Labels

With eBay prepaid postage, sellers can pay for their postage and print their postage labels, all on eBay. eBay will populate the buyer's address automatically and show the seller the cheapest postage option depending on the buyer's location. With prepaid postage on eBay, sellers can:

  • Save up to 46% on prepaid postage
  • Choose between Sendle and Australia Post
  • Automatic Tracking
  • Prepay postage for multiple items at once with the eBay bulk label printing feature

Postage Labels

You can also buy eBay branded packaging to delight your buyers. Our packaging partner offers boxes, satchels, and padded envelopes from their eBay Postage Supplies Store.

Shipping supplies

Other Carriers

Each carrier offers different service levels and extras. Which choice is right for you, depends on your priorities, your customers, and the type of items your sell. 

Here are some of the most important services offered by leading carriers in Australia: 

Carrier

Standard

Express

International

Tracking

Signature on Delivery

Delivery Confirmation

Dangerous goods

eBay Australia Post flat-rate satchels

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

Australia Post

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Fastway Couriers

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

Toll

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

DHL

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

StarTrack

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Officeworks

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

Pack & Send

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

Sendle

X

 

 X

X

X

X