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Mon Jan 23 2023 20:26:42

Seller Notes Different USPS Rates on eBay versus Etsy

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I noticed something interesting about the latest USPS price hikes:

- On Etsy I am charged 87 cents for a 2-ounce Letter Postage item.

- On eBay I am charged 84 cents for the same thing. 

It would seem Etsy is pocketing that extra three cents. It doesn't seem like a lot, but I'll bet it adds up pretty fast.
Laura

Note from the Editor: 87 cents is the full retail rate. Let us know if you're seeing different rates for shipping on different platforms after Sunday's USPS rate changes. And is there anything this seller can do to get a lower price for her 2-ounce letter on Etsy?



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by: P&S This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jan 24 01:17:00 2023

you can get better rates on shippo. They have a better deal than ebay or Etsy on many popular first class rates.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Jan 24 01:39:05 2023

USPS Flat Rate Priority letter size envelope is $7.60 On Ebay buy on Amazon it is $8.50.

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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jan 24 01:40:40 2023

It’s not just the postage, it’s also the fees charged on ‘total price’ that becomes (relatively) inflated as well.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Jan 24 01:51:58 2023

@Snapped

On which site?

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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jan 24 09:23:33 2023

Which sites DON’T charge fees based on total transaction costs?

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Jan 24 13:37:04 2023

@ Snapped

Amazon for one, Etsy for another.  Neither charge their FVF on Sales Tax paid by the buyer.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Wed Jan 25 10:26:33 2023

Stamps.com

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Wed Jan 25 13:47:30 2023

What different rates are you seeing on Stamps.com?

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This user has validated their user name. by: Working It

Wed Jan 25 14:14:14 2023

Rates on Pirate Ship are generally the same as eBay.
Sometimes a package going ''cubic rate'' is cheaper on Pirate Ship.  

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by: Damian This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 26 05:10:56 2023

Easyship usually shows the same rates as eBay

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This user has validated their user name. by: Fly on the Wall

Thu Jan 26 09:05:23 2023

I wouldn't notice a difference because I can buy a label for a 1 oz. "letter" on Etsy, but unable to on eBay. Never could figure that one out.

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by: Allen1853 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jan 26 23:09:00 2023

To my knowledge, except for the Standard Envelope for Coins, Trading Cards etc., you cannot buy First Class postage on eBay except First Class Package. I have never seeen First Class Letter as a postage option though it does appear to be a "shipping" option for International.  



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