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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Thu Dec 15 2016 22:37:27

eBay Releases Shipping Rate Information

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay informed sellers of the new rates coming from USPS, UPS, and FedEx in a post today. It's a good reminder to sellers, especially those who use flat rate or offer "free" shipping: 

"If you use flat-rate shipping, review your listings to see if your flat rate covers the price increases. You may have to raise your flat-rate charges to maintain the same profit level. 

"If you offer free shipping, review your listings to see if your prices can absorb the extra costs, or if you should make adjustments to your prices."

We think it's important to again point out that when shipping rates go up, it's also an eBay fee hike for sellers. 

Not only do sellers have to pay on average nearly 5% more for many shipping services beginning in January, they have to pay extra fees to eBay as well - that's because eBay charges a commission fee on the selling price of an item PLUS shipping.

Be sure to check eBay's announcement, found here.




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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Fri Dec 16 07:13:05 2016

Yes, it should read "You may have to raise your flat-rate charges so that eBay maintains the same shipping commission.  And raise those listing prices as well because we want a cut of that too".

eCrater, eCrater, eCrater--I so love you!

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Fri Dec 16 08:12:46 2016

To bad Ebay is so lazy that they can't do dollars and cents instead of percentage.

Most dimwits don't understand per centage.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Fri Dec 16 10:59:08 2016

I don't want to read about percentage increases. That is no help to me in adjusting my shipping charges. I want to read: Old rate - $2.60, new rate: $2.80 (or whatever the increase is).

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by: dans parts This user has validated their user name.

Fri Dec 16 11:39:54 2016

Looking at the USPS First Class Rates (on the USPS site), I do not see rates in the chart for 14oz or 15oz, which were newly added rates in the last rate increase.

Ina, do you know if they are eliminating those weights/rates?

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Fri Dec 16 19:45:34 2016

This is a little easier to follow and contains the rates you are looking for Dan.

http://blog.stamps.com/2016/10/21/usps-announces-postage-r
ate-increase-starts-january-22-2017/

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by: gizmo This user has validated their user name.

Sat Dec 17 10:30:49 2016

Im goin to Frys electronics today. Ill have my product today. Screw shipping , I can get it cheaper at the store. Online shopping is stupid.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: eXtinctBay

Sat Dec 17 10:39:36 2016

HAPPY 2017!

So, because our government again signed off on the Asian ''e-packet'' deal, small sellers again take it in the shorts.

The USPS is not to blame here- they need to make enough to pay their expenses. So American small businesses and consumers will foot the bill for this horrendous business deal.

Glad we will have a businessman lead our country. Hopefully these back-door deals will be a thing of the past. Make the Chinese bring their merchandise here on a ship, not individually mailed to American consumers at a below cost rate.

Nice knowing my business will be 5% in the hole (plus 10% of that) to start the year. Heck, a 5 percent loss is more than the 3% profit eBay made last quarter!!

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by: Paul W This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 01:07:16 2016

A businessman.  LOL.  Who knows nothing of foreign policy and who lied to all the average Americans who voted for him and who will get nothing for it.
"Unprecedented!"  

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by: Moonwishes This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Dec 19 01:18:13 2016

I too love eCRATER more and more when I see things like this. My fees with them last month were $1.56. And yes, I was selling things, but not all orders get fees tacked on. I'm glad they don't think that they are owed part of the shipping charges when they do nothing. PP collects on the whole amount paid including shipping so I can understand them taking a per cent of the whole fee but ebay knows better. Glad I left them many years ago.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Mon Dec 19 07:08:15 2016

extinctbay says "Glad we will have a businessman lead our country."

Wow. You bought it hook, line and sinker didn't you.

And ditto what Paul W said.  

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by: Katie This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 08:57:45 2016

Love how the haters always jump in first even though they have noting to contribute but hate.
Thank you, Marie.

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This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Mon Dec 19 09:58:31 2016

"So, because our government again signed off on the Asian 'e-packet' deal, small sellers again take it in the shorts."

Last week, I sent back the questionnaire that resulted from the most recent RFC (IM2016-1).  They need to stop the handouts to China, funded on our backs or otherwise.

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 10:02:02 2016

(edited from by: eXtinctBay) " Make the Chinese bring their merchandise here on a ship, (SELLING ONLY to U.S. TAX PAYING DISTRIBUTORS who BUY in BULK, and who then PIECE OUT & RETAIL TO U.S. CONSUMERS) not individually mailed to American consumers at a below cost rate.

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by: bb6 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 10:11:10 2016

Don't forget that PayPal takes a % too.

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by: LadyTWH This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 10:32:08 2016

extinctbay says ''Glad we will have a businessman lead our country.''

That businessman has been screwing people like you his entire life. That is how he made his millions.  What makes you think he will stop now?

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This user has validated their user name. by: eXtinctBay

Mon Dec 19 11:48:47 2016

ATTENTION!!

My comment was not meant to start a political debate, or be either for or against the President-elect.

It was to make a statement that perhaps a businessman would not continue to throw small online sellers under the bus. Like the powers that be have done.

Think about it. If the Chinese send most or all of their merchandise via ship, an American longshoreman will have to unload the cargo.

Then a big rig with an American driver will deliver it to an American warehouse, where it will be sold in an American store with American employees.

Or even sold online by an American seller, and not mailed from Asia for less money than one can mail it for here.

If we as consumers in this country buy something mailed in a e-packet, how many people here are out of work because of it??

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by: uppercutknives This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 12:01:15 2016

Ina, please delete the comments from these people who wish to debate politics on your website, it is non-productive.
Thanks.

Shipping rates go up every year and as such we raise our prices every year. When people stop buying due to shipping costs then it will be time to move to another site or close business.

Nothing new here.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Philo

Mon Dec 19 12:02:54 2016

The first step is to admit you have a problem...

I have been using the stock shipping through ebay/paypal to create a label.  What is a better way?

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by: Toledo Maude This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 12:27:16 2016

With more shipping rate hikes, I see the end of the small seller whose business is selling 1 to 3 pound items under $50.  

2013's international rate hike by the post office killed my international business.  Soon shipping costs to the far off West Coast from middle American will also be but a memory.

If I am to survive 2017's rate hikes and future ones, I see the success of my collectables business selling more and more items over $100 and few under $100.  

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by: ebay refugee camp This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 19 13:44:12 2016

The consumers in the US suffer from constant inflation and beat downs because of Wall Street. People like John Donahoe and Devin Weinig are put in charge of these companies to raise the stock price in order to make the already greedy ultra wealthy even more wealthy. The owners dangle huge bonus checks and stock options in front of these corporate thieves and they are willing to do anything to get those checks and stock options. In ebay's case it is the worst I have ever seen, charging sellers a final vale fee on shipping charges? it is just plain theft and deceit. It should be illegal but ebay paid off a judge who had ties to a family member of one of ebay's corporate mafia. This is true it did not take much digging to figure it out. Ebay also had major political influence and protection on their side in the name of Hillary Clinton and and a ebay president's wife.
This company has been sheltered from violations of the Rico Act and federal trade violations.
Every time a postal increase comes about ebay's profits go up and sellers have to increase their prices on ebay to cover the postal increase and the FVF increase.
If your sales are down this is one reason, the other reason is ebay IS NOT sending your items to the search engine. If you have a store subscription and believed ebay's propaganda that you needed a premium or anchor store  you better check because in many cases you are paying for nothing. There is a store fee illustrator that you can check to see if you need a premium or anchor store, with sales down and listings that are never going to sell on ebay, many of you can go to the basic store and save a lot of money. I mean sure you can write of fees but if ebay would suddenly lose the revenue from premium or anchor stores because droves of sellers switch to a basic store it would send a shock wave through ebay's corporate that would rock their world. It is Christmas time so it is time to give, I say it is time to give ebay a big noogy in the form of a huge financial loss. Those store fees are major income for ebay they do not care about you so why care about them. Check that store subscription today and go to the basic store. Please feel free to pass this along facebook, instagram and twitter

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