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Choose your postage options and costs

Choose your postage options and costs

All sellers on eBay.co.uk are required to specify a domestic P&P cost for deliveries within the UK.

Working out your postage costs

 One way to work out your P&P costs accurately is to use eBay's Postage Estimator.

Calculator

Tip: Make sure you enter very accurate weight for the package you're sending and select the right parcel type (packet or letter). If you guess, you could end up under- or over-charging your buyer for postage.

 When working out postage, consider:

  • Package type. For each package type there are different postage services available.
  • Weight and dimensions. To ensure the most accurate cost, measure and weigh your package carefully.
  • Irregular package. Posting an irregularly-shaped package may cost more.
  • International postage. Where will you post to, and what will your postage costs be for each location.

Note: There are limits to P&P charges in certain categories for deliveries within the UK. New listings for which P&P charges exceed these limits will be blocked.

Entering postage options when you list your item

 

When you fill out the Create your listing form, enter your postage options in the Give buyers P&P details section.

Select Flat: same cost to all buyers to enter your delivery service(s) and P&P costs for UK and international delivery. The cost you specify will be added to the sale price when the buyer pays for the item.

 You can also:

Note: You'll also be required to specify your item location and a dispatch time when you list your item. The dispatch time is how long it will take you to put the item in the mail once you receive payment. If you don't specify a dispatch time, we select a default dispatch time for you.

Postal carriers and contacts

 

Below is a selection of postal services available to UK sellers with guidelines as to what you can expect to pay to send an item. Please note prices and service details quoted are subject to change and we suggest you contact the delivery company directly.

Royal Mail
  • Link: www.royalmail.com
  • Service: UK national postal service offering a wide range of services for letters to small parcels.
MyHermes
  • Link: www.myhermes.co.uk
  • Service: 3-5 days door to door parcel delivery. Tracking and insurance included.
Weight bandPrice (inc. VAT)

0-2 kg

£4.20
2-5 kg£5.40
5-10 kg£7.20
10-15 kg£9.60
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Interparcel
  • Link: www.interparcel.com
  • Service: Discounted consolidator of UK, EU and International courier services. Enables the comparison and purchase of services from couriers including: DHL, FedEx, City Link, DPD, UPS, TNT and Interlink
  • Additional information can be found on their eBay About Me page (Interparcel).
Parcel2go
  • Link: www.parcel2go.com
  • Service: Discounted consolidator of UK, EU and International courier services. Enables the comparison and purchase of services from couriers including DHL, FedEx, City Link, ParcelForce and Home Delivery Network.
  • Additional information can be found on their eBay About Me page (Parcel2Go).
Parcelforce
  • Link: www.parcelforce.com
  • Service: UK and Worldwide express delivery service. Tracking and insurance included. Exclusive discounts are available for eBay sellers.
  • Price guidelines per parcel (inc VAT)
    • Up to 30kg UK next day delivery £15.96
    • Up to 30kg 48 hour delivery £12.92
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