eBay allowances for Royal Mail in certain areas

There’s a recurring complaint that keeps coming up on Tamebay – eBay’s interpretation of Royal Mail’s delivery estimates.

eBay to vary the delivery expectation slightly depending on what area of the country you’re shipping from and what area of the country your buyer lives. If you’re worried that Royal Mail only deliver 93% of 1st Class mail the next working day at least you know that eBay are trying to make allowances.

It’s generally only a day either way for the areas it’s likely to take longer for items to arrive and here’s two screen shots for the same product showing a slightly different delivery expectation:

eBay delivery estimate for a Reading postcode

eBay Delivery estimate to Reading Postcode

eBay delivery estimate for a Shetland Islands postcode

eBay Delivery estimate to Shetland Postcode

We know that this isn’t perfect. We know it won’t solve all your On-Time delivery worries. However at least it demonstrates that eBay do know in certain areas of the country it’s by no means unusual for Royal Mail deliveries to take a little longer.