|Sun Feb 21 2010 21:46:55|
PayPal Shipping Finally Adds Small Priority Flat-Rate Box
By: Ina Steiner
eBay and online sellers have been asking for years why PayPal does not support all of the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes on PayPal Shipping, a service that lets sellers pay for postage and print labels online. In fact, in our recent blog post asking sellers for postal questions, there were several comments about it:
"Flat rate shipping options for small & large boxes are not available for postage labels on Paypal, only medium is offered... why?"
"Please ask about FLAT RATE BOXES. Why can't customers print postage for the various sizes? The programming is not as complicated as it is for zoned rates. (Although the Post Office DOES have that covered.) Sellers have gotten the run around about this FOR THREE YEARS!!! eBay blames the Post Office, the Post office blames Paypay, then someone else says it's Pitney Bowes fault."
It's also a frequent topic on discussion boards, including on PayPal boards, such as this thread.
But if you check PayPal Shipping today, it offers the Small Flat Rate Box; Medium Flat Rate Box; and Large Flat Rate Box, in addition to Flat Rate Envelope.
Sellers have been waiting for this for a long time and can cross one pet peeve off their list!