1.eBay Shipping Services
eBay is used by millions of people, both buyers and sellers, and is a great way of finding rare items, second-hand discounts and deals you can’t find anywhere else. We all know the feeling of finding that perfect listing, but for many large items there is the dreaded ‘pick up/collection only’ tag.
If you are someone without a car, or you were looking to avoid extortionate shipping rates to maintain the low cost of the listing, then ‘collection only’ tags will immediately put a halt to your purchasing, but it doesn’t have to. With Shiply you can post your eBay item using the listing ID and eBay shipping services will send you low cost quotes within minutes, often up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.
2.How Much Does An eBay Shipping Service Cost?
eBay listings come in all shapes and sizes and for this reason it is hard to give an estimate of price, the quickest way to find out is to list the item on our site and get a few quotes. There are however a few factors to think about which may give you an idea of how much it will cost to ship your eBay item:
Distance - The most obvious factor to affect the price of an eBay shipping service is the distance that the item needs to travel, with the price-per-mile generally getting less for longer journeys but they are still likely to cost more over all.
Item Size - How big the item is that needs delivering will also affect the cost of eBay shipping. This can depend on whether the item will require a full vehicle to transport it or whether it can go in the back of a vehicle already making the journey. Larger items requiring a full vehicle will obviously cost more.
Timings - If you need the item delivered in a specific timeframe then this may also cost you more. As stated above, if the item can go in a vehicle that is already making a similar journey then this can significantly reduce the cost of the shipping, whereas an item needing a dedicated vehicle to fit timings will be more expensive.
Location Of Pickup And Delivery - If the eBay item needing to be shipped is in a remote location then this may add additional costs on to shipping. Items located in populated and urban areas will be more likely to be easier and therefore cheaper to pick up.
Time Of Year - Dangerous weather conditions can lock off routes and make journeys slower, which can have a knock on effect on the cost of an eBay shipping service. Whilst this is mostly out of your control, there is obviously less chance of this happening in Summer.
3.How Can Shiply Help Find eBay Shipping Services?
There are lots of eBay shipping services available, and for this reason it can be difficult to pick one for you. This is where Shiply can help you. All we need from you is the eBay item ID to pull the information and create a listing on our site and within minutes you should begin to receive custom quotes from rated eBay shipping services.
Our platform has a ratings system that allows you to browse shipping companies in confidence, reading reviews of previous user experiences and looking at feedback. You can also independently message any eBay shipping service who gives you a quote, allowing you to ask further questions about timings, check insurance and anything else you may be concerned about.
eBay shipping services on Shiply are often making a similar journey already and are looking to fill up extra space in their vehicles. This means that not only is using our platform good for the environment as it reduces unnecessary CO2 emissions, but it also means your shipping is likely to be up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.
4.Preparing For Your eBay Item To Be Shipped
If you are selling an eBay item and are arranging the shipping service then there are a few steps you should follow before the item is picked up:
Documents - If the item needs a transfer of ownership or needs to travel abroad then you should prepare these documents and have them at hand during pick up for your driver.
Cleaning - Cleaning an item before you sell it is always recommended, but it is also a great opportunity to check its condition prior to delivery.
Packing - If the item is delicate or needs protecting then you should ensure that it is properly packed with bubble wrap or something similar. If it is a large item such as a piece of furniture then disassembling can make the loading and unloading a lot easier, as well as reduce the risk of damage in transit.
Photographic Evidence - You have probably done this for the eBay listing, but make sure to have high quality photos of the condition of the item before transit, just in case you need to prove any damages weren't there before.
5.What To Do After Delivery
Once your ebay item has been delivered your first priority is to check it’s condition is as you expected. If something was listed as brand new then it should appear so, and only damages displayed in the original listing should be present. If there are any issues, make sure to raise them with your chosen eBay shipping service immediately.
We also ask that you leave feedback and a review for the eBay shipping service to let them know how they did, if they can improve and to allow future Shiply users to browse with the same sense of security as you.
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