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Online Sellers Deal with Higher Postage in UK and Australia

Despite demand from online shoppers, merchants know only too well that there’s no such thing as “free shipping.” The latest sellers to face higher shipping costs are those in the UK and Australia as Royal Mail and Australia Post raise postage.

Effective March 31, 2014, the Royal Mail is making changes to Parcel services, Letter services and International services – more information is found on thjs page and in this Business price guide (pdf file).

eBay UK sellers discussed the new rates on the eBay discussion board.

Also effective March 31, 2014, Australia Post is rolling out new prices – more information is found on its website. Australia Post offers flat-rate prices for sellers on eBay, which announced the new rates on its announcement board. eBay Australia sellers discussed the new rates on the eBay discussion board.

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