Updates to how you ship

Send your packages to international buyers with eBay international standard delivery. See what’s new with FedEx Home Delivery rate reductions and notifications for listings missing ZIP codes.

What you need to know

  • Ship internationally with eBay international standard delivery
  • FedEx Home Delivery rate reduction
  • New notification of missing item location ZIP codes

International shipping overview

Send packages to international buyers with eBay international standard delivery

eBay international standard delivery, our new international shipping service, is now available to all US sellers using eBay Labels. eBay international standard delivery ships to over 210 countries and territories around the globe and is an economical alternative to other international shipping services.

eBay international standard delivery improves many aspects of common international shipping experiences. Benefits include:

  • Simplified pricing
  • Reliable tracking and visibility
  • USPS pick-up and drop-off convenience
  • Shipping protection for loss and damage
  • Seller protection for feedback and seller standards

You can add eBay international standard delivery as a service option on a listing in the international shipping section and print a shipping label with eBay Labels.

Comparison of common international shipping services on eBay

Features and benefits
eBay international standard delivery
Global Shipping Program
Customs duties & taxes
Delivery duty unpaid
Delivery duty paid
Delivery duty unpaid
Customs duties & taxes paid by
Shipments processed through a domestic consolidation center

Auto-populated customs e-forms

Seller protection for late delivery

Seller Rating/Feedback Protection

eBay Specialized Customer Service

Countries served

International shipping FAQs

If you ship to international buyers directly (outside of eBay’s Global Shipping Program), you can select the eBay international standard delivery option as an economical choice to deliver your product. When you select the eBay international standard delivery shipping service in eBay Labels, a USPS domestic label (First Class Package or Priority Mail) will be printed. You can take the package to any USPS drop off location or arrange a regular USPS package pickup. Tracking will be automatically uploaded on eBay, which can be tracked by buyers and sellers.

Update your listings to offer eBay international standard delivery in the International Shipping Options section of the listing flow. Remember to enter the exact weight and dimensions of the package you will ship. This service is available for Flat and Calculated shipping. When your item sells, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to eBay Labels from My eBay or Seller Hub
  2. Select eBay international standard delivery from the list of eligible services
  3. Receive a quote for the service
  4. Print your label
  5. Drop off your package at a USPS drop-off point, or schedule a USPS package pick-up

No. eBay international standard delivery uses USPS’s domestic service to transport packages to eBay’s trusted shipping partners in the US. Our partners screen and forward the packages to international buyers around the world. You and your buyers can track the entire transaction via eBay.com.

Yes. You can pick the shipping service you want to use on eBay Labels. We encourage you to edit your listings to include eBay international standard delivery as an international shipping option to give buyers the best shipping price and most accurate delivery speed estimate possible.

eBay international standard delivery is a Delivered Duties Unpaid (DDU) shipping solution—buyers won’t pay duties and tax at checkout on eBay, but may have to pay the carrier for duties and tax upon delivery. The Global Shipping Program (GSP) is a Delivery Duties Paid (DDP) shipping program—buyers pay duties and tax during checkout on eBay via GSP. eBay international standard delivery gives you full control of what you want to charge buyers for shipping (Free, Flat, Calculated) from end to end. With GSP, the buyer always sees the GSP shipping charges, and any costs you set for the domestic shipping leg (Free, Flat, Calculated).

More updates to how you ship

FedEx 2Day rate reduction

FedEx 2Day® delivery is a nationwide flat rate service that provides a reliable and cost effective alternative to other shipping options. Their new pricing is lower than in 2019 and apply to FedEx Pak, Envelope, and packages weighing 1-10 lbs. Learn more.

We’ll let you know when your listings are missing item location ZIP codes

Item location ZIP codes play a critical role in search visibility and sales conversion. They’re used in location filters to help buyers understand where inventory is located and make purchase decisions. ZIP codes also provide more accurate estimated delivery dates (EDD) and are used in best match ranking. If your listings are missing item location ZIP codes, you will be notified in the Active Listings tab in Seller Hub to provide missing ZIP codes. If you mistakenly dismiss the notification three times, you can return to the ZIP code page by clicking on the item location ZIP code link in the left navigation on the Active listings page. If you have multiple warehouses and do not have a unified ZIP code, you should ignore the notification. ZIP code changes you make will show in your listings after they refresh every few hours.