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Specifying your postage costs and locations


When you list an item on eBay, you need to tell the buyer how much postage will cost. You can do this 2 ways:

Offering free postage is a great way to attract more buyers and get a higher placement in search results—plus, if you offer free shipping, and we can confirm a buyer chose this option, you'll automatically receive a 5-star shipping and handling charges detailed seller rating.

Here's how to offer free postage:
  1. When you're listing your item, create your postage option and choose Flat: same cost to all buyers or Calculated: Cost varies by buyer location.

  2. Select a postage service from the drop-down menu.

  3. Select the Free postage checkbox.

If you select the Free postage check box, the handling cost is set to "0" for your buyers when they select free shipping in the listing.

If you offer free postage, the phrase "Free shipping" appears next to your listing in search results.

Using flat postage costs

If you want to charge all buyers the same amount for postage, choose Flat: same cost to all buyers.

You're required to specify a handling time, which is how long it will take you to put the item in the mail once you receive payment. If you don't specify a handling time, we select a default handling time for you.

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