eBay Shipping Services
eBay is used by millions of 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.
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 the 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 overall. eBay international shipping is possible, but will always be a more expensive option than domestic delivery. eBay international shipping can be very handy for one-off items or items only made abroad, however.
Item Size - How big the item is that needs delivery 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 or a large number of items may require an eBay freight shipping service. These will typically cost more due to the larger vehicle required, but if you do need to move a large number of items on eBay then an eBay freight shipping service would end up being more cost-effective in general. 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 to the 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.
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 rating system that allows you to browse shipping companies in confidence, read reviews of previous user experiences, and look at feedback. You can also independently message any eBay delivery service that 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.
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 protection 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.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your eBay item has been delivered your first priority is to check its 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, whether they can improve, and to allow future Shiply users to browse with the same sense of security as you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Shiply Cover My Area?
Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.
Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.
Can I Call Shiply?
Shiply Support is available only on email, at
Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?
Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.
Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
f your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and to highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
Do I Need The Postcode Of The Seller?
The postcode of the seller (or item location) is automatically imported for you when you import the eBay item.
How Shiply Works
How Shiply Works
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How Shiply Helps The Environment
By utilizing spare capacity of vehicles running on the road, Shiply helps reduce the number of otherwise wasteful journeys needed to ship the item.
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