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Tips for successful shipping


These shipping tips are designed to help you ship like a pro.

Package your items carefully.
Make sure your item arrives safely by packing it securely. Use a sturdy box that's the right size, make sure to include enough packing material, and tape it securely. Find out more about packing items.
Ship quickly.
Buyers typically want their items quickly, so the faster you can get your items shipped, the happier your buyers will be. Consider offering either same business day or 1 business day handling, and tell your buyer when an item shipped. You can check the actual cost of shipping your item directly from Canada Post or UPS.
Tip: By meeting certain shipping conditions, you can automatically receive 5-star detailed seller rating for shipping time.
Save time and hassle with package pickup and insurance.
Save time with free package pickup services from Canada Post or UPS. There’s no need to leave your home or office. If you sell valuable items, consider offering shipping insurance. Check with your shipping carrier for insurance options. You can also purchase shipping insurance when you create and print shipping labels on eBay.
Stock up on supplies.
Always have shipping supplies on hand by finingd other shipping supplies from sellers on eBay.
Print shipping labels from home.
You can print shipping labels and custom forms right from your home printer. Look for the Print Shipping Label link in the listing or on the Order details page. Learn more about creating your own shipping labels.
Provide tracking or Delivery Confirmation information when available
Purchase Delivery Confirmation when you create and print a shipping label on eBay or PayPal. When you use an expedited shipping service like Priority Mail, tracking information is automatically included. You can also upload your own tracking or Delivery Confirmation information in My eBay.
Remember, to be covered by PayPal Buyer Protection, we require signature confirmation for packages value at more than $250.
Generate repeat business.
Include a business card or note with your eBay username to thank your buyer for their business.

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