Shipping policies and geography

Each item is imported from eBay with its shipping policy, which can be seen in the last column on the Items page. The shipping policy describes shipping geography, tariffs, and the return policy. 

How do buyers see it? eBay automatically determines the cheapest and fastest ways of delivery from your available tariffs and shows them to the buyer as an Economy, Standard, Expedited and Express shipping options in the eBay listings.

The estimated delivery date shown to buyers will be your handling time plus the carrier's stated shipping time.

Estimated delivery date ranges for existing industry-standard methods on eBay sites:

Site

Domestic shipping (inside the country)

International shipping

(outside the country)

ebay.com

Expedited: 1–4 days

Standard: 5–10 days

Economy: 11–23 days

Standard: 12–22 days

ebay.co.uk

Expedited: 1–3 days Standard: 4–10 days Economy: 11–22 days

Express: 2–5 days
Standard: 6–22 days

Economy: 23–40 days

ebay.de

Express: 1–3 days Standard: 4–10 days Economy: 11–22 days

Express: 0–7 days

Standard: 8–22 days

Economy: 23–40 days

ebay.fr

Express: 2–5 days

Standard: 6–10 days

Economy: 11–22 days

Express: 1–3 days

Expedited: 4–7 days

Standard: 8–22 days
Economy: 23–40 days

ebay.it

Express: 1–3 days Standard: 4–10 days Economy: 11–22 days

Expedited: 0–7 days

Standard: 8–22 days

Economy: 23–40 days

ebay.es

Express: 1–3 days

Standard: 4–10 days

Economy: 11–22 days

Expedited: 0–7 days Standard: 8–22 days Economy: 23–40 days

ebay.com.au

Expedited: 1–5 days

Standard: 6–10 days

Expedited: 3–7 days Standard: 8–15 days

Economy: 16–35 days

ebay.ca

Expedited: 1–10 days Standard: 11–15 days Economy: 16–20 days

Economy: 11–35 days

How to edit shipping policies in eBaymag

All shipping policies for all items are collected on the Shipping Policies page:

To edit an existing shipping policy, click on its name and make changes in the description that opens.

Changes will be applied to listings created in eBaymag, but the policy remains the same in original listings. 

How to create a new shipping policy in eBaymag

You can create a new shipping policy by clicking the "Create shipping policy" button.

Name your shipping policy and select the handling time: how many working days does it take you to ship your items after receiving the payment.

Create shipping tariffs. There are 3 pricing options available: Free shipping worldwide, Flat shipping worldwide and "Сost varies by buyer location and shipping service".

1. Free shipping option raises your listings higher in the search results. To create a policy with free shipping worldwide, select a "Free shipping worldwide" pricing option.

2. To create a flat shipping policy select a pricing option "Flat: same cost worldwide, may vary by shipping service". Then fill in the information about your tariffs.

We recommend using these industry-standard max shipping time options:

Service name

Delivery est. (days)

Standard International (Worldwide) 22d

22

Express (UK, FR, DE) 3d

3

Expedited (FR, IT, ES, AU) & Express (DE) 7d

7

Economy Europe (UK, DE, FR, IT, ES) 40d

40

Economy AU & CA 35d

35

Standard Domestic + Express (CA) 10d

10

Economy Domestic 20d

20

This shipping policy contains various shipping services from the table above:

Each eBay site automatically determines cheapest and fastest ways of delivery from these available tariffs and shows them to the buyer.

ebay.de (prices are converted to the sites currency):

ebay.co.uk:

ebay.ca:

If you're offering a flat rate shipping cost, where all buyers pay the same amount, you can add a fixed amount for each additional item purchased. For example, if the shipping cost on the first item is $5 you could choose to charge just $2 in shipping for each additional purchase.

3. You can also create a shipping policy with different prices for different countries by selecting an option "Сost varies by buyer location and shipping service". Learn more about how to set it up

The last step of creating a shipping policy is selecting the return options. Offering a minimum 30-day return policy helps you to qualify for Top Rated Seller Benefits.

How to assign the new shipping policy to your listings

To assign this new policy to existing listings, go back to the Items page, select all the items you want to assign a policy to and choose the new policy from the list.

Then click "Apply changes"

Pre-defined shipping policies

eBaymag has a list of pre-defined shipping policies you can use:

  • Free / 30 days — Free shipping worldwide up to 30 days without a return option.

  • Russian Post up to 250g — Small packages up to 250g with a worldwide shipping option at the standard rate of Russian Post (available for Russia only).

  • Free + Expedited (DHL up to 2kg) — Shipments up to 2 kg with 2 options for buyers to choose from: 2–4 days with DHL Express or 21 days free economy shipping (available for Russia only).

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