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Packing & Posting items

Posting items starts with careful planning. Learn about the postage process, from offering postage options in your listing to printing labels and packing items.

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Tips for successful postage

Our tips can help you attract more buyers and save you time and money.

Tips for packing items

Help make sure the items you send arrive in perfect condition.

What buyers should know about postage

Learn what to expect and put your mind at ease.

How to

Selecting a postage service

Choose the postage option best suited to a particular item.

Specifying your postage costs

You can select either a flat postage rate or calculated postage.

About calculated postage

Automatically calculate the postage cost based on weight, location, and type of service.

Offering postage discounts

Offering discounts for postage multiple items can help boost your sales.  

Printing postage labels

Save time and money by printing your labels at home.

Shipping irregular sized packages

Find out how to post a non-standard item.

Offering postage insurance

Protect your package against loss or damage.

Posting internationally 

Find out what factors determine international shipping costs.


Understanding postage basics

The more you know, the more time and money you can save.

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Postage tools on eBay and PayPal

See a comprehensive video on eBay and PayPal postage tools.

60 minutes

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