|Mon June 6 2016 22:30:07|
eBay and PayPal Charge Different Rates for Online Postage
For at least the last 4 months there has been a difference in the cost of shipping USPS priority mail depending on whether the shipping process is begun on eBay or PayPal.
If one goes to one's eBay sold page and clicks on ship now it, the cost of shipping is less than if you begin the process of ship now on PayPal. For instance, this morning I had a package that cost $10.04 when the process is begun on eBay or $10.35 when begun on PayPal.
I discovered this a few months ago when I was receiving "System Unavailable" messages when attempting to print labels from PayPal. I was told by a PayPal rep that they were aware of the error message and it was suggested that I start the process from my eBay page. It was then that I discovered the price difference. It has been consistent.
Oh, and now, occasionally when I attempt to print the lower cost label from eBay, I get the same "System Unavailable" message that I previously got when originating the transaction on PayPal.
This all sounds rather confusing....but please, just try to originate "Ship Now" from eBay and also from PayPal and you will see the difference which is quite costly and patently unfair!