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eBay Australia Alters Free-Shipping Program

eBay Australia Alters Free-Shipping Program

eBay is making changes to its free-shipping program in Australia to make the program more competitive, but the move requires sellers to update their listings in order to retain their eBay Plus badges.

eBay Australia officially launched the eBay Plus shopping membership program in 2018, which mimics Amazon Prime.

eBay informed sellers that begging April 1, sellers must provide an express postage option and offer 0-1 day handling time. eBay explained:

“eBay Plus members in metro areas will be automatically upgraded to free express delivery on eBay Plus listings. To support sellers who are providing this top level of service, eBay will fund up to $4 of the express postage upgrade cost on these orders. We’ll apply the contribution automatically at the point of transaction, and for a lot of sellers this will cover the cost of the express upgrade.”

eBay said it would apply the $4 contribution automatically at the point of transaction, stating that for a lot of sellers, the $4 would cover the cost of the express upgrade.

Sellers will need to meet both new and existing eBay Plus criteria for their listings to gain or retain the eBay Plus badge, the company wrote. “These new requirements ensure we’re helping you meet retail standards and continuing to bring buyers to you.”

eBay Australia also announced it was updating its User Agreement, which will take effect on April 1, 2020.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

One thought on “eBay Australia Alters Free-Shipping Program”

  1. I dont understand. Why dont they just start opening ebay warehouses? Why do they try to go this route. All it does is waste time. There is only one way to compete w amazon. And that is do what they are doing. Doing things this way does not work, they tried it. and tried it. and tried it.Fast and free, guaranteed delivery……all it is, is the same as what is being done already, just putting a new label on it fast and free, guaranteed delivery). I Dont understand?

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