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Estimated delivery dates for sellers

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.

The estimated delivery date shown on your listings is based on the time it takes you to pack and post items (your handling time), and the postage or courier services you offer.

Tip
If you can guarantee to get your items to a customer's door within four days, consider offering eBay Guaranteed Delivery.

Weekend and public holiday deliveries

Weekends and public holidays aren't included in estimated delivery dates, even though some carriers deliver on Saturdays.

A buyer may contact you if they specifically need a weekend delivery, or want a faster postage option. If they're happy to pay any difference in cost, it's up to you whether to accept their request.

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Always make sure to send your items on time or your late shipment rate may be affected. For more information on how your performance is rated, see our article on Seller levels and performance standards.

Express postage on eBay

To appeal to buyers who need items quickly, consider adding express postage services, such as overnight, next-day or same-day delivery to your listing.

To offer express postage, simply go to the Add postage details section when creating a listing, and choose your preferred carrier(s) from the Services dropdown menu.

The estimated delivery date shown on your listings is based on your handling time and the postage or courier services you offer.

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