Although not being in Europe, I prefer listing on ebay.com, as this makes the listing visible not only on ebay.com but also on all ebay’s European sites, without having to pay extra fees for listing on multiple sites.
On the contrary, listing on ebay.de or ebay.fr does not give this worldwide exposure.
One big issue however is with shipping costs, as ebay.com is suggesting American postal services.
When listing on ebay.com, “Domestic” means “USA”.
So, in the “Domestic” section, I select “Economy shipping from outside US” or “Standard shipping from outside US”, and set the price that it would cost me shipping to the US.
Then, I edit the “International” section,where I enter what it would cost shipping to Europe, or to Worldwide.
For the slow shipping, I use the “Other intl shipping” service and for priority shipping, I use the “Standard intl shipping” service.
That’s fine, but only if you have very few things for sale.
Then, I heard about shipping profiles, which are some kind of templates for shipping costs that you can apply to your listings.This is possible by applying to the business policy: https://www.bizpolicy.ebay.com/businesspolicy
After activating the business policy, only services from American postal companies are available in the International section. This means only USPS and UPS services.
“Standard Intl shipping” and “Other intl shipping” are not available, so that I cannot select any service which would describe the shipping trough my country postal service.
Unfortunately, I cannot find the “business policy” page on Ebay’s European sites.
Is this also possible ?
As a possible alternative, I tried selecting all listings for a subnode in GarageSale’s central part, and to set the shipping options. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work ; only the first listing was updated with the new shipping options. Can you please correct this?
It would be great if there was some kind of “copy-paste brush” to apply the shipping options from one listing to other listings.
Given eBay’s limitations, I would also appreciate if it was possible to create GarageSale’s shipping profiles that are totally independant from eBay ones, and when they applied to an item would update the shipping options.