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!
Click here for instructions on contacting seller on eBay.
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?
Click here on how to determine shipping rates on Amazon.
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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4 thoughts on “eBay Shipping Too Expensive? Guide to Global & International Shipping!”
I was told by an ebay seller that shipping on the 50 dollar item i wanted is 100.00 dollars to ship because shipping is so expensive in California. my BS meter exploded!!
Uh! Anything is possible on eBay.
What can we do when the seller doesn’t want to negotiate and simply insists on offering a ridiculous price on shipping?
Not much you can do, except go to another seller.