I haven't sold stuff on ebay since early this year. Today, I've sold a smallish item (18cm x 18cm x 8cm). For something that size, I was expecting <$10 to post it, based on past experience.
To my surprise when I put in the custom dimensions, the options to post it were basically:
- Auspost $12.70
- Sendle $10.63 (with a special 50% discount!?)
Last I recall, something like this is basically a small parcel, so little over $9 and with sendle usually under cutting auspost slightly at $6.50-8.50.
I then see a bit further down, there is a greyed out option for Australia post standard small parcel for Up to 5 kg. Max. 35.5cm x 22.5cm x 7.4cm at $9.30. Why can't we have this rate with our own packaging!?
Ebay used to offer slightly cheaper negotiated rates for sellers, but it seems to me that atm they're skewing the postage options in favour of Sendle. At best, you are paying the same rates, with the convenience of printing your own labels…
I never expected that taking a stroll to my nearest 7-11 and then posting it off for $11 is actually an attractive option
Am I missing something?