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Etsy Lowers Rates of Priority Mail Packages on December 9th

Etsy Lowers Rates of Priority Mail Packages on December 9th

Etsy joined eBay in lowering rates of certain USPS Priority Mail packages on Friday, December 9th, but with some slight differences in which packages will see the savings.

Etsy sellers will see the savings when they ship packages to buyers located closest to them when using Etsy’s shipping label program. Here is the difference between which packages receive the savings each marketplace announced on Friday:

  • Etsy: Priority Mail packages up to 10 pounds in zones 1 – 6
  • eBay: Priority Mail packages up to 5 pounds in zones 1 – 4

Etsy said sellers would save on average 5% off its existing rates; eBay did not say by how much sellers would save, instead pointing to its shipping calculator to calculate the new rates.

The US Postal Service will be raising rates on January 22, 2023 for both Competitive services like Priority Mail and First Class Package Service and for Market Dominant services like First Class Mail.

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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 “Etsy Lowers Rates of Priority Mail Packages on December 9th”

  1. Etsy is now an official Busy Body.
    Stickin’ their nose in where is doesn’t belong.
    Originally it was a place through which we could sell our stuff.
    Now Etsy has so many ways to negatively impact our businesses and incomes.
    It’s as if Etsy was a nice clean barrel at the start.
    We nested in the barrel all comfy cozy in a steady revenue stream.
    Then, slowly, Etsy began sprouting evil blood sucking tentacles along the inner walls of the barrel.
    When it’s detected we’re doing good, a tentacle will extend in to our business realm, feeling around for the sweet spot only to suck us dry. Leaving us barely enough to pay for materials, nevermind life’s expenses.
    Inflation is so bad on Etsy, stupid buyers are blaming the artists..
    Kill Wall Street. Remove Etsy, delist it, so we can finally return to keeping our profit, and the nice life we’ve rightfully earned.

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