eBay's postage calculator is a very useful tool for sellers but does not allow you to add any surcharge to cover handling or the fee that PayPal (an eBay company) will take out of the postage amount if a buyer chooses PayPal.
Not only that but eBay enforce sometimes unreasonable postage and handling charge limits on certain categories, for example a single book has a postage and handling charge limit less than the cost of postage to many areas of Australia. On top of tht they take their fee when payment is by PayPal so your loss is increased.
So you may need to up your item price to cover the money lost on postage charges, but of course then eBay take a larger commission from the sale.
by John Avis | June 19, 2015
It's been a while since I posted one of my rants about eBay but there has been something annoying me for some time now. eBay have a feature where sellers can list multiple variations of an item, each with a different price.
by John Avis | September 10, 2011
Have you ever been interested in buying an item on eBay that is available as "Best Offer", where there is multiple quantities on offer and some already sold, and you want to see what the other people have paid?