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.

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

Choosing a Carrier

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

X

You may choose to use an aggregator to connect with multiple carriers and offer discounted rates:

Aggregator

Standard

Express

International

Tracking

Signature on Delivery

Delivery Confirmation

Dangerous goods

Temando

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Ship2Anywhere

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Smart Send

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

Interparcel

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Baggage Freight

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

MeeMeep

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Parcel2Courier

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Transdirect

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

To narrow down your choice, here are the leading carriers based on your sales volumes: 

 

 

Your Sales Volume

< 10 parcels per month

10-100 parcels per month

> 100 parcels per month

Bulky Goods (appliances, furniture, etc.)

Domestic Carriers

  • eBay-AU Post labels

  • Australia Post

  • Officeworks

  • Sendle

  • Smartsend

  • eBay-AU Post labels

  • Australia Post

  • Fastway

  • Couriers Please

  • Toll

  • Temando

  • SmartSend

  • Sendle

  • Australia Post

  • Fastway

  • Couriers Please

  • Toll

  • Temando

  • MeeMeep

  • Uship

  • Sendle

International Carriers

  • Australia Post

  • Smartsend

  • Ship2Anywhere

  • Pack & Send

  • Australia Post

  • DHL eComm

  • DHL Express

  • UBI

  • Pack & Send

  • DHL eComm

  • DHL Express

  • UBI

  • Pack & Send

  • Pack & Send