eBay expand Global Shipping Programme
eBay are expanding the Global Shipping Programme yet again to add dozens more countries to the list of those that sellers can ship to as easily as if they were selling within the UK.
The new countries added are: Antigua & Barbuda; Aruba; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Cayman Islands; Dominica; Ecuador; Egypt; French Guiana; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guernsey; Iceland; Jersey; Jordan; Liechtenstein; Macau; Maldives; Martinique; Monaco; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Oman; Pakistan; Paraguay; Peru; Reunion; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Lucia; Sri Lanka; and Turks & Caicos Islands.
Buyers in these countries can now purchase from eBay UK and all the seller has to do is ship to the eBay processing centre in the Midlands. From then on eBay handle the export paperwork, worry about customs and duties and protect the seller from any substandard feedback.
For the buyer the advantage is that they get clear up front pricing including shipping and duty so that there are no nasty unexpected surprises when the item arrives.
Whilst many professional sellers have their own international shipping arrangements and this is clearly a programme aimed at getting the casual and consumer sellers involved in cross border trade with a minimum of fuss, eBay’s Global Shipping Programme is also ideal for filling in the gaps when there are countries you don’t wish to ship to.
Shipping to friendly neighbouring EU countries like France and Germany is simple, but others like Italy have a notoriously unreliable service, so why not make Italy eBay’s problem and keep the easy countries on your own inhouse courier?