|Thu May 15 2008 13:31:38|
Canadian eBay Sellers Get Flat-Rate Shipping Box
By: Ina Steiner
From the press release: Canada Post and eBay Canada today announced the launch of a Flat Rate Box for eBay sellers in response to growing demand for a simple, convenient and environmentally sound shipping solution for items bought and sold on eBay.ca. The new eBay and Canada Post co-branded Flat Rate Box, designed for new and casual eBay sellers, is available exclusively through eBay. Shipped using Canada Post's Expedited Parcel(TM) or Expedited Parcel(TM)-USA ground parcel service, the Flat Rate Box allows users to send items at three convenient flat rates: Regional C$9.99 and National C$12.99 (for shipments within Canada), and USA C$17.99 (for shipments to the United States). The Flat Rate Box is being offered at introductory discounted flat rates for the first three months: $8.99 Regional; $11.49 National; and $15.99 USA.
Canadian sellers, tell us what you think!
Update 5/17/08: I had some questions about the number of Flat-Rate boxes you could get and use. eBay Canada's Erin Sufrin kindly responded on Friday afternoon.
AuctionBytes: Is there a maximum number of Flat-Rate box shipments a seller can make at a time?
eBay Canada: There is no maximum.
AuctionBytes: If they wanted to purchase 50 bundles of 3 at one time, could they?
eBay Canada: There is a maximum of 3 Flat Rate Box bundles (nine boxes) per order. However, a user may make multiple orders per day. Note that Selling Manager caps the maximum number of bundles per 10 days at 50 bundles.
AuctionBytes: And is there a maximum number of labels they can print out in a day?
eBay Canada: No maximum.