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DECREASED USPS SHIPPING RATES MEAN INCREASED SAVINGS FOR EBAY CUSTOMERS

Yesterday the Postal Service decreased shipping rates on several products and services. First-Class packages weighing between 1-13 ounces will see a 4.3% average reduction in price, as will services like Media Mail, Insurance, and Signature Confirmation. These new rates are available when you purchase postage at a USPS retail location.

There’s also good news for customers who use eBay labels: rate decreases will also be applied to Media Mail, Insurance, and Signature Confirmation. Additionally, eBay label users will also enjoy a 3.5% reduction on First-Class items weighing between 1-3 ounces.

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HOW THIS IMPACTS EBAY SELLERS

While lower USPS shipping rates are certainly great news, there are some things you should keep in mind. For instance you might consider taking a look at your listings, and making adjustments to what you’re currently charging for shipping.

Here are a few more things to keep in mind:

  • Your competitors may be using the new rates as an opportunity to reduce the amount they charge for shipping; consider lowering your rates, to stay competitive
  • If you choose to update your rates, learn how to edit your listings in bulk with the bulk editor feature
  • If you offer Calculated/Actual Cost rates, these have been automatically updated (effective yesterday)

 

 

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