Monday, May 11, 2020

Now's the perfect time to start selling your clutter on eBay

Australia’s biggest online marketplace has a limited time offer that will help individual sellers on its e-commerce platform pocket some extra cash. And, to make it easier and safer for sellers to ship their parcels, eBay is offering contactless courier pickup from your front door via its new partnership with shipping company, Sendle. Between the two, it’s a great time to sell off some of those extra bits and bobs you’ve been holding on to as you couldn’t get to your local post office during the coronavirus lockdown.

If you have items you’d like to sell on eBay, the company usually charges a small fee for it to be listed on the site. Usually, the online marketplace also charges sellers a certain percentage of the final sale price of the item as well. However, between May 7 and August 5, 2020, eBay Australia is dropping those fees for new sellers.

This offer is specifically available to sellers who’ve not previously sold items on the site – to take advantage of it, you simply need to select the ‘Take Up Offer’ or ‘Get Offer’ option under the Promotional Offers tab on your My eBay account page. Any item – with exceptions like boats, cars and real estate – is eligible, as long as you list them for auction or as a fixed-price offer and, if you have several items to sell, they will all need to be listed within the same category (electronics, for example). Head to this eBay page for more information on the promotion.

No-fuss pickup and delivery with Sendle

As an alternative to Australia Post or expensive courier options, eBay now offers Sendle as a direct, on-site shipping option, providing quick access to contactless door-to-door collection and delivery at no extra cost – a more convenient and safe option compared to queuing up at your local post office.

With direct eBay integration, shipping items with Sendle is easy; once you’ve signed up for an account with the shipper, you can print address labels straight from the eBay Seller Hub. By choosing to ship via Sendle, you’ll also be able to book a free courier pick-up at a convenient time, or alternatively you can drop off the parcel at any of over 600 collection points spread across the country.

Shipping costs are affordable as well, with rates starting as low as AU$6 for same-city deliveries, while national shipping rates begin at just AU$7. Moreover, Sendle includes transit insurance by default, so your package is automatically covered up to the value of AU$300 at no extra cost. And because all Sendle parcels are hand delivered by courier, you’ll be able to track the delivery of your parcel from door to door, with shipping information uploaded automatically to your Sendle account.

Sendle is also a carbon neutral company, offsetting its carbon footprint by investing in projects that reduce emissions. So you can send off your items knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment, without needing to wait in line or spend a lot of money on shipping.

Find out more about shipping with Sendle at eBay’s Seller Centre.

If you’ve got clutter lying around at home, now’s the perfect time to clear out some space and score some extra pocket money at the same time. So head to eBay and start selling today!

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