Often international shipping is too expensive on eBay, but there are a few things that you can try to cut down the pricing on global postage. Here’s my guide!
Shipping costs vary a lot from seller to seller. This is actually not the fault of eBay but depends on which delivery methods are supported by the seller.
This is what you can do to get eBay shipping & postage cost down;
1. This has worked for me many times!
When international, or even local shipping is too expensive, one trick that is often overlooked is to contact the seller and ask them for cheaper options!
When an eBay seller for example offered only expensive courier shipping with DHL, FedEx, TNT Express, UPS, etc. some have been kind enough to send over the item with standard postal services, or offer a discount on door-to-door delivery.
Be kind and many eBay sellers are understanding, & willing to help.
2. If it doesn’t work, here’s plan B!
Another famous seller portal, selling anything between heaven and earth is, yes you guessed it, Amazon of course. Have you checked their shipping costs?
Door-to-door courier delivery, is often cheaper than on eBay because they use alternative shipping services to get the cost down. Also often regular mail options are available. So this is definitely something worth checking out.
And those are the best options on cutting costs on international postage.
Any questions about global shipping on eBay?
Find it too expensive? Sensible rants welcome as well.
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