The only reason they’ve done this is because some sellers would list the sales cost as $1 for a $20 item but put the shipping as $25 to cover shipping and the cost of the item.
It was a way they avoided paying the eBay fees.
It’s always up to the seller.
Many eBay and AMZ sellers offer freeshipping.
Why is shipping so expensive?
Shipping is expensive not because it’s inefficient, but because it can be. It is a business, after all, and there must be a profit. Shipping costs money, fast shipping costs more money, international shipping costs even more more (a lot more) and shipping hazmats costs still more.
Is it cheaper to ship through eBay?
TIPS AND TRICKS OF EBAY SHIPPING. The advantage of using USPS is they provide free priority shipping boxes. For items weighing 3 pounds or less, it is usually cheaper and faster to ship USPS priority mail than UPS ground. Also if your item is extremely fragile or can be easily crushed, you should ship priority mail.
How do I adjust shipping charges on eBay?
- Find the item: In Seller Hub, select Orders. In My eBay, select Sold.
- From Actions, select Send Invoice.
- Make any necessary changes, such as to shipping charges or payment methods.
- Select Send Invoice.
Why is shipping so high on Etsy?
Why Do Shipping Costs Matter To Etsy Buyers and Sellers? If you are a seller whose costs are higher than average, then shoppers may abandon your product when they see the cost to ship it. Conversely, you may decide to stop selling something because it is prohibitively expensive to ship and reduces your profit margins!