For buyers, knowing when they can expect an item to arrive is an important factor when making a purchase. That's why we always show an estimated delivery date on eBay listings.
From sending through the post to arranging a local pickup, there are many ways to send items to your buyers. By offering more than one delivery option, you'll be able to attract different types of buyers.
You can pick which postage methods you want to offer your buyers when creating your listing. Depending on whether you're using our quick listing tool, or our advanced listing form, you'll do this in slightly different ways:
Setting your delivery options using the quick listing tool:
On the listing page, scroll down to the How you'll post it section and you'll see 3 tabs:
- Select postage for me – we calculate your postage based on how other sellers sent similar items
- Select postage myself – you can choose from the list of services and add the postage charges yourself
- Offer local pickup only – you'll need to state in your listing where the buyer can pick the item up
Setting your delivery options using the advanced listing tool:
- On the listing page, scroll down to the Postage details section
- Under Domestic Postage, you can select:
- Calculated: Cost varies by location – you can use the postage calculator to get an estimate for each postal service's charge
- Flat: Same cost to all buyers – you can also create your own rate tables detailing your postage charges for each area
- Freight: Large and bulky items
- No postage: Local pick up only
- From the dropdown menu under Services choose your preferred service(s)
- If you're offering a flat rate, enter the postage cost or select local pickup
- You can also apply any combined postage rules or promotional postage rules by ticking the boxes next to these options
- Set your handling cost (calculated postage only) and handling time
- Add your package type, weight and dimensions
Before setting your postage options for an item, have a look to see what options other sellers are offering so you can be competitive with your rates.
Read our guides below to find out how your buyers can collect their items in person, and learn more about the tools you can use for estimating postage.Click & Collect
Learn more about Click & Collect, where you post the item to the buyer's chosen Woolworths store.Local pickup
Find out more about letting buyers collect their item in person.Cash on delivery
Learn about cash on delivery, where you send the item to the buyer's chosen post office.Drop shipping
Find out what you need to know about drop shipping on eBay.Using our postage calculator
Learn how to use our postage calculator to work out the postage costs based on the buyer's location.
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