eBay Standard Envelope Expands To Patches, Stickers, Greeting Cards & More!

Liz Morton
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eBay Standard Envelope service has expanded to include more categories including Patches, Stickers & Decals, Greeting Cards, and Seeds.

eBay standard envelope supports more categories effective November 1, 2023
eBay standard envelope is eBay Label’s low-cost shipping service for small, lightweight items and we are excited to announce you can now ship more items with this service! Beginning November 1, 2023, in addition to Trading Cards, Coins & Currency, Stamps and Postcards, the following items are el…

eBay standard envelope is eBay Label’s low-cost shipping service for small, lightweight items and we are excited to announce you can now ship more items with this service!

Beginning November 1, 2023, in addition to Trading Cards, Coins & Currency, Stamps and Postcards, the following items are eligible:

  • Patches
  • Stickers & Decals
  • Greeting Cards
  • Seeds

eBay standard envelope includes integrated, limited tracking and shipping protection for items weighing up to 3 oz. and a quarter inch thick. Each shipment includes up to $20 of shipment protection on single-item orders, and up to $50 on combined orders – all for about a dollar in shipping costs!

Smart Ship Tip: We recommend using a plain, number 10 envelope. If you need to use a thicker or more rigid envelope to better protect what you’re shipping, check with your local post office to ensure your envelope is flexible enough to meet postal guidelines.

We are continuing to explore additional categories for eBay standard envelope and will provide updates to the community.

eBay standard envelope | Seller Center
eBay standard envelope service within eBay Labels is the low-cost shipping label that comes with integrated, limited tracking and shipping protection.

While this is good news for sellers, it's not entirely clear exactly which sub-categories sellers should list in to take advantage of the option, as one savvy seller in the eBay community points out some of these items can be and often are listed in multiple categories.

eBay standard envelope categories expanded
This is excellent news! Can we get a list of specific categories > subcategories ? Things like patches, stickers/decals, greeting cards can be listed in multiple categories. https://community.ebay.com/t5/Announcements/eBay-standard-envelope-supports-more-categories-effective/ba-p/34078417 Begin…

This is excellent news! Can we get a list of specific categories > subcategories kyle@ebay ? Things like patches, stickers/decals, greeting cards can be listed in multiple categories.

We've reached out to eBay directly as well and will update as soon as more specific category/sub-category information is available.

eBay also recently introduced new packaging supplies designed specifically for use with Standard Envelope service and while they are geared more toward shipping trading cards, they could also be useful for other items which qualify for ESE.

eBay Shipping Supplies Debuts Trading Card Kit For eBay Standard Envelope Service
eBay shipping supplies seller introduces envelope specifically designed for trading cards using eBay Standard Envelope service.

Will you use eBay Standard Envelope for shipping in these new categories? What other categories would you like to see eBay add? Let us know in the comments below!

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Liz Morton is a seasoned ecommerce pro with 17 years of online marketplace sales experience, providing commentary, analysis & news about eBay, Etsy, Amazon, Shopify & more at Value Added Resource!