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Fri Dec 21 2018 23:14:34

eBay Considers December 24th a Normal Shipping Day

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay sellers face potential challenges with orders that come in on Christmas Eve. While the USPS will close most Post Office retail counters at noon on Monday, eBay considers the day to be a normal shipping day.


It also noted that it does not consider December 25 and January 1 to be shipping days and that sellers "would not receive late shipments for these dates."
 
"What does this mean for sellers? If your local post office closes earlier than normal on December 24, this may impact your handling time and late shipping metrics. For example, if you have a same day handling time, and your daily cut off is 3pm, but your post office has already closed, you may receive a late shipping metric."

eBay advised sellers to consider changing or extending their handling time so they do not ship on December 24th. 

Sellers whose postal carriers pick up orders when delivering mail should note that mail delivery would continue as usual on December 24th.

What have you experienced with regard to Christmas Eve orders and shipments in years past? Do you expect any bumps in the road this year?



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by: sasikat9 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 22 04:43:27 2018

Why would anyone expect anything different from Greedbay????

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by: angryllama This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 22 06:25:58 2018

Is EBAY INCAPABLE of Doing the Right Thing?
This policy announcement says, NO they are not capable of Doing the Right Thing.
Would it have KILLED THEM to just internally ELECT to TOGGLE  Dec 24th a NO SHIPPING REQUIRED DAY just like they QUITE CORRECTLY are doing for Dec 25?
Yet another sign that eBay middle-level management is just as INHUMANE and CLUELESS as Top Management.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Sat Dec 22 10:57:51 2018

Amazing. eBay admits they know most post offices will be closing at noon, but too bad so sad for sellers, you better be at the post office when they open on Monday or you'll be dinged for late shipping. eBay must be getting more desperate by the hour and hoping that they can get that extra percentage on FVFs.

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by: I Must be Crazy This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 22 11:10:48 2018

I am not sure why anyone would expect it to not be considered a normal shipping day. December 24th is NOT a holiday. People take half the day off and many businesses close to prepare for Christmas Day however. It is up to sellers to plan accordingly. It is rare for eBay to give sellers clear direction on anything, but they have done it here.

The biggest challenge this year as I see it is that Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, typically the busiest shipping day of the week.

I personally don't want the headache of trying to get items out on Monday. My sales the final days before Christmas have been historically low (under $100 a day). I decided to put my store on vacation through the weekend and will probably reopen the 24th or 25th with orders going out the day after Christmas.

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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 22 11:55:45 2018

ebay metrics has taken the place of the boogey man.
With so many sellers taking their ball and going home, who really cares anymore?
They should be worried their OWN metrics, starting with their stock price.

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 22 14:24:43 2018

what's the big deal, this is perfectly normal in india,

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by: notfunanymore This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 22 16:23:36 2018

Ebay hits just keep coming. THANK GOD I got out of the ebay trap. I feel bad for sellers, the noose just keeps getting tighter. They control EVERY PART OF YOUR BUSINESS. You never know when you wake in the morning and turn on your computer if you are going to see the dreaded MC999, or whatever they call it today.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sun Dec 23 13:03:36 2018

I look forward to going to the Post Office tomorrow with this weekends orders.

My customers expect GREAT service and I will give it to them!

That's the way I roll. . . .

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by: bb6 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 24 17:49:20 2018

The post office did close today at noon, but the drivers were on a regular schedule driving around neighborhoods and businesses, so as long as a truck was coming by your house or office today you should have been fine getting the mail out even if it was after 12. As @I must be crazy said the 24th is not a holiday so either get your packages out the 24th, get them out 21st Friday or 22nd Saturday or just wait and ship them out on the 26th. But don't take off the 24th then complain about ebay making it a shipping day. You people need to start treating this like a business and not some hobby.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Thu Dec 27 01:39:00 2018

For me, USPS was suppose to pick up and deliver mail, but they never came.  That is a first for me.  They never showed up at all.

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by: hawk This user has validated their user name.

Thu Dec 27 08:48:20 2018

it's a shame that these so called venues can so easily brain wash the people into believing that the world is flat again. the sellers , the venues , or the people will never change that.  honesty is no longer there. it's all money , money , money.

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by: Barbbie This user has validated their user name.

Thu Dec 27 09:31:06 2018

My post office had regular hours on Dec 24. I didn't experience any issues (that I know of, LOL)!

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by: eastwestphoto This user has validated their user name.
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Thu Dec 27 09:46:11 2018

eBay is often WRONG about how they do things and mean spirited about rain storms, snow storms, ice storms, fire storms, earthquakes and the biggest one: POWER failures and data failures! Every-time I am victimized by their metrics I think to myself that they are earning  bad KARMA, and soon enough a earthquake, or fire storm will humble them.

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by: Filadelfos This user has validated their user name.

Thu Dec 27 12:45:33 2018

@ bb6 "You people need to start treating this like a business and not some hobby."

I think you've got that backwards buddy, you seem to be the one treating it like a hobby. I have a physical retail store, and the mail is delivered/picked-up at 10am. I can't close the store & run out to the post office for whatever comes in after 10am... and anything ordered after 12pm I could not get out even if I did! For home selleres, this isn't a problem, you can run out, and most houses get their mail after 2pm.



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