eBay acknowledged in a recent community chat that it is phasing USPS Parcel Select as an option for eBay Labels. In a response from a seller, an eBay community manager wrote:
“USPS Parcel Select is being phased out as an option for sellers using eBay Labels. This was due to it not being widely utilized, and having a higher rate of poor buyer experiences (more common INRs, etc).”
“The phase out is a slow one, but eventually it will no longer be an option to use with eBay Labels. Thanks!”
USPS Parcel select is ground shipping service to provide an economical option to ship packages up to 70 lbs. and measure up to 130 inches in combined length and distance around the thickest part.
Once the phase-out is complete, eBay sellers that need USPS Parcel Select will have several options:
- Use a separate shipping platform that supports that service.
- Ship larger packages with UPS or FedEx.
- USPS Priority Mail may work for some sellers but it is usually not an economical option for heavy or larger packages.
As the reply from eBay states, there is no definitive date on when the USPS Parcel Select option will disappear. It would be wise for sellers to prepare for the end of this shipping option and consider other options before it just disappears from the platform.
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