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Monday, June 13, 2005

Free Label Printing

eBay is doing away with the $0.20 fee for printing shipping labels. Here's the note from Bill Cobb, President of eBay North America:
eBay Live! will kick off here in San Jose in just a couple of weeks. We'll be sharing a lot of exciting news for eBay members; if you can't attend in person, I hope you'll keep an eye on this Announcement Board so you don't miss anything.

One announcement we were planning for eBay Live! will actually be ready next Friday. So we're going to launch it earlier than planned, and I wanted to share the good news as soon as possible. Keeping secrets is hard!

One of my priorities for is to make shipping less of a hassle for you. Put simply, we want to do for shipping what we did for online payments when we acquired PayPal and integrated it into the transaction flow on eBay.

Last year, we introduced the ability to save time by printing shipping labels with pre-filled address information, billed directly to your PayPal account. You've told us you love this – in fact, you've printed millions of labels so far.

To cover our processing costs, we've been charging a 20-cent fee for each USPS® First Class®, or Media Mail®, and Parcel Post® label. But starting next Friday, June 17, eBay and PayPal no longer will charge this processing fee. Many sellers on eBay stand to save hundreds – even thousands – of dollars per year with the elimination of this fee.

To learn more about purchasing and printing USPS shipping labels with postage, you can visit the eBay Shipping Center or PayPal Shipping Center.

So stay tuned for more good news. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at eBay Live! here in San Jose the week after next.


Bill Cobb
eBay North America


Anonymous said...

ebay is allways good to get a smile in peoples face...

Anonymous said...

I loved to get my new mobil there, cause I payed the half of the usual price in the shops. Nokia 6230 org. for € 500,- I got it for fucking cool € 240,-. thx, eBay!

Anonymous said...

What about financial services on eBay? Available? Would be funny watchin' the huge companies try to fish the single customer :-)

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