|Wed Nov 5 2014 14:11:46|
eBay Opts More Sellers ino Its Global Shipping Program
By: Ina Steiner
Last week, a seller notified me eBay had opted him into the Global Shipping Program "right out of the blue." He said he opted out, but was told it takes 72 hours.
Here is his response to eBay on why he wished to opt out: "I have no interest in selling to non US buyers. But if I were interested I would want to make the money for shipping myself. If a buyer is willing to pay as much as you charge for that I would want to keep the money. I am not in business to make ebay or Pitney Bowes really rich."
This week, some sellers forwarded a notice they received from eBay telling them it was opting them into the GSP program. The subject line of the email was, "Sell to millions more potential customers," and here is the fulltext of the letter:
We've noticed you have a number of listings that are a great fit for the Global Shipping Program but are not currently enabled for international sales. This means you're missing out on millions of potential buyers.
To help make it easier for buyers in up to 64 countries to purchase your items, later this month we will automatically enable all of your GSP-eligible listings.
International shipping and shopping made easy
With the Global Shipping Program, you simply ship to a US shipping center where international shipping and customs clearance are handled for you. And since your buyer pays all fees up front, there are no additional amounts due upon delivery.
No action is needed to take advantage of this global selling opportunity; simply leave your settings as they are now. Eligible items are identified automatically, free of charge. However if you would like your GSP-eligible items to be excluded from the Program simply click here by November 10, 2014.
And as always, thanks for selling on eBay!
One of the sellers who received the letter wrote, "Ah now isn't that awfully nice of them to automatically turn on GPS for me. I very much dislike their GPS program!! I had a pretty bad shipping experience with it, and turned it off of my personal account. Now they turn it on for my work account."
In tomorrow's Newsflash, we'll delve into some of the reasons why sellers don't wish to participate in the Global Shipping Program. What do you think?
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