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Using our shipping calculator

When you create a listing using the calculated shipping option, we use our shipping calculator to automatically update the shipping charge a buyer sees based on their location, and the details you provide on your package and delivery service.

Here's how to use calculated shipping when listing your items:

  1. In the Shipping section of your listing, select Calculated: Cost varies by buyer location.
  2. Next to Services, select Calculate Shipping.
  3. In Package details in the Shipping Calculator, enter your package type, dimensions, and weight. If you're selling an irregularly shaped item, estimate its dimensions by measuring a box you can fit it in.
  4. In Your details, enter your ZIP code and any handling fees.
  5. You can add a destination if you'd like. If you're shipping internationally, we recommend using the Global Shipping Program.
  6. Select Calculate shipping.
  7. Then select the shipping services you want to offer. Those you select appear to the left, and you can drag them to reorder the presentation to your buyer.
  8. Select Offer shipping services.
  9. Complete your listing.

Tip
You can also use the shipping calculator - opens in new window or tab before creating your listing, to research what it might cost to send your item to different locations.

With calculated shipping, the buyer's shipping cost is calculated automatically based on their location and the package's weight and dimensions.

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