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[ACT,NSW,QLD,VIC,SA] Free Express Delivery for eBay Plus Members in Metro Areas @ eBay

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If you live in a metro area, you will be automatically updated to free express delivery.

eBay Plus members in metro areas will be automatically upgraded to free express delivery on eBay Plus listings. To support sellers who are providing this top level of service, eBay will fund up to $41 of the express postage upgrade cost on these orders. We'll apply the contribution automatically at the point of transaction, and for a lot of sellers this will cover the cost of the express upgrade.

We recommend you only charge buyers the upgrade cost2 from standard to express postage to make your listing more appealing to all buyers.

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  1. eBay's maximum contribution is $4. For example. if you're charging $2 for the express upgrade, we will cover $2. If you're charging $7, we will cover $4. 

  2. For example, if your carrier charges $6 for standard postage and $10 for express, then you should only charge the buyer $4 for express postage. There is a $15 maximum express postage cost for badge eligibility. 

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Comments

  • +32 votes

    Still no match for Prime.

    • +11 votes

      There are plenty of items on eBay that aren't available on Amazon. Amazon AU is still no match for eBay AU unfortunately.

      • +3 votes

        Except Prime have Video, Music and Books, and the fact that the most of the stuff ebay have are free shipping. The only exceptions are the ones that deliberately uses eBay Plus to lower sale price and hike up delivery.

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          Prime Video is a joke at this point. Prime Music users are few and far between. I know plenty of people with Prime who are on Spotify & Apple Music.

          • +4 votes

            @ADGRM:

            people with Prime who are on Spotify & Apple Music

            Then these people are either unaware of Prime Music or have a lot of money to spill off …

          • +4 votes

            @ADGRM: The office, parks and recs, community, the expanse, the boys. Stat trek Picard, won’t call that a joke

            • -4 votes

              @t0087669: The Office - great show, 10/10 but old
              Parks and Rec - Good show but old
              Community - Good show but old
              The Expanse - never seen it
              The Boys - overhyped, great concept, average acting
              Picard - not my cup of tea but a couple guys at work watch it and say its a great show.

              …3 current shows is hardly a argument but i do appreciate that both video and music streaming is inclusive of the 1 sub.

          • +2 votes

            @ADGRM: I have Prime and honestly can't be bothered with Prime Music after trying it for a day.

          • +4 votes

            @ADGRM: I am enjoying the series on Prime Video, e.g. Jack Ryan, Covert Affairs, Taken, Treadstone etc

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              @Buy2Much: ye nah i didnt mean that they are shit. some people here just took it out of context. The current Amazon Prime library compared to the US is a joke and has a few years to go to be a selling point imo.

          • +1 vote

            @ADGRM:

            Spotify & Apple Music

            Is it '&' or 'or'. Why having two?

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            @ADGRM: there are good shows on prime video.

            the included tier of prime music is terrible - couldn't find too many songs. Plus I didn't get along with the iOS interface, so I paid for Spotify instead - much nicer experience. Having said that…. alexa voice search on prime music was pretty sweet.

        • +1 vote

          Except Prime have Video, Music and Books,

          That doesn't help anyone who wants to buy an item that Amazon doesn't sell.

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            @eug: Conveniently left out the second half of the sentence?

            and the fact that the most of the stuff ebay have are free shipping

            • +1 vote

              @annarchon:

              Conveniently left out the second half of the sentence?

              That part didn't seem relevant because there is plenty of stuff that does not have free shipping.

              You also seem to be forgetting the numerous eBay Plus exclusive deals that have had plenty of upvotes here.

              Prime is simply not a replacement for Plus right now. They are different offerings. At this point you cannot compare the two as both marketplaces don't sell exactly the same items.

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        Free 1 Day Delivery

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      Not for me - I have Plus and Prime and Plus is more useful for the purchases I make.

    • +3 votes

      They are apple and orange, so complementary to each other. Amazon warehouse the goods and ship on behalf of sellers. Ebay sellers are responsible for their own shipping. Amazon provide other freebies like cloud storage, video and music. EBay cater for the secondhand market as well as auctions. I am making good use of memberships on both.

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      eBay had effective free plus for a year promotions…

  • +2 votes

    Finally a decent incentive to eBay plus membership

    • +7 votes

      $50GC to sign up to a $49/yr subscription, free 30 day returns and ye Express delivery is what you needed to sign up?! lol

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        I think EBay has replaced the $50 GC promotion with this:
        Score $0 Insertion & Final Value fees on your next 5 sales* + unlock every Plus benefit for only $49pa.

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        In my case, I signed up to Ebay Plus for a whole year (nil promotional offers besides initial month free), but did not let it renew after 12 months given minimal benefits.
        Then when I saw the $50 gift card deal being mentioned everywhere, I was interested again, however when I asked their support chat, I was not eligible, since I did not received that targeted email.
        Getting rejected from that $50 GC promotion despite having been a paid customer in the past, just makes me bitter.

  • +3 votes

    So will we see a small increase now to cover that upgrade cost? So even if you don't want express you will need to pay for it?

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      As a buyer no. Free means free.

      • +1 vote

        Generally free postage is included in the price of the item. So if we're getting a free upgrade and eBay is only covering $4 worth to the seller then the sellers may increase the price of the item by the difference.

  • +2 votes

    Not for big stuff though "There is a $15 maximum express postage cost for badge eligibility"

  • +3 votes

    I don't know if eBay can compete against Amazon with eBay plus, seeing Amazon is centralised to giant warehouses they get stuff out real fast,

    eBay has individual sellers with individual warehouses/shops so they don't have a across the board speed matched. But eBay does have allot more small businesses especially in computer parts at better prices but doesn't match it with pantry goods.

    eBay really needs to have more review sections on their sellers items , it's hard to sometimes know if a product is good or not other then the sellers feedback which might not reflect well on their products though

    • +7 votes

      Amazon is also generally more expensive and holds less variety compared to eBay/eBay Plus

      • +2 votes

        That is going to change in a couple years as the amazon vendor program rolls out to more people.

        • +3 votes

          ye i agree over time it's going to improve tenfold. But at this moment from launch 'til this day people are fighting for the Amazon Prime train when in reality beyond it's fantastic service and business strategy it's not equal or better than eBay Plus in it's offerings. It's just different imo.

  • +10 votes

    It looks like a lot of capital cities aren't "metro" according to that list… Perth, Darwin, Hobart miss out …

  • +4 votes

    Ebay is getting a bit desperate with things!! How about they drop the fees instead.

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    So this means we are going to see more SD cards and thumbdrives deals soon?

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    Metro includes Albury, Cairns, Newcastle, Latrobe Valley - plenty of places besides the capital cities.

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    Not related to this deal but I received an email if I join eBay plus I get 5 free listings $0 Insertion & Final Value fees.

    Just about everything is now eBay plus to get incentives which was free before.

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      Final value fees have never been free.

      • +1 vote

        When ebay offered free listings $0 Insertion & Final Value fees.

        • -1 vote

          When ebay offered free listings $0 Insertion & Final Value fees.

          You're talking about special promotions then. They still do that. It looks like they target accounts that aren't actively used to encourage people to use them. My other account just got an offer (sell 10 items with $0 FVF) on the 16th of Feb. That account does not have eBay Plus so it has nothing to do with eBay Plus.

      • +3 votes

        They used to give out no final value fees all the time, ie 10 of them every few months, $1 total sells on Sundays etc

        Now they've stopped I don't bother selling on Ebay.

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    Might be an OK perk if you also get a targeted deal to sign up - they seem to change all the time. Got this one today:

    Join eBay Plus & Save on Selling Fees
    Score $0 Insertion & Final Value fees on your next 5 sales* + unlock every Plus benefit for only $49pa.

  • +2 votes

    Haven't bought anything from ebay for years since Amazon arrived.

  • +5 votes

    Excludes WA, NT and TAS

  • +2 votes

    There are so many conditions and small print to this, it makes 'eligible items' look like valid bargains :(

  • +1 vote

    EBay's T&Cs and fine prints for the various promotions are getting more complicated than the Aust tax laws :-p

  • +1 vote

    What, the list miraculously stops just before postcode 6000. So not for WA / Perth Metro… I guess WA does stand for Wait Awhile…

  • +1 vote

    So people in non metro areas but also have ebay plus miss out.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah but we get cleaner air and less traffic so it all evens out in the end.

    • +2 votes

      because there is no NDD for areas outside the aust post metro footprint, no point going express

      • +1 vote

        Sshhh….your critical thought has no place in these comments!

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        I just googled NDD because I had no clue what that meant and found Australia Post’s page that said that 80% of Australia is covered and although NDD is not guaranteed for non metro areas, it will still be delivered as fast as possible.

  • +2 votes

    i buy rubbish from ebay which mostly are not ebayplus items, i buy many household items via Prime such as toothpaste, toilet papers, soft drinks etc, the beauty of Prime is, the delivery man just dumped it outside my door, whereas ebayplus would only ask me to collect from local post office if i ever buy any.

    this is the end of my story, hope you like it. thanks.

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    This is actually pretty good. There's a few instances where an item I buy already has free postage from the seller, so eBay plus didn't help. But now with express postage included, it turns those losses into wins

    Thanks for telling us OP, I would never have known.

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    Just tried to use it now. Only starts 1 April.