eBay has put out an announcement with info about which carrier holiday shipping rate hikes will impact sellers who print labels through the platform.
As you may have seen, USPS®, FedEx® and UPS® have all announced temporary increases to shipping rates and surcharges for the upcoming peak holiday season.
However, not all of these published rate increases will apply when you purchase your labels on eBay! To help you plan ahead for this peak season, we have summarized the changes specific to eBay Labels.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced temporary increases from October 2, 2022 to January 22, 2023 for Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, First Class Packages and Parcel Select Ground.
Great news! Most Priority Mail shipments will not have the announced peak rate increases when you print your labels on eBay.
- There is no increase for zones 1-6, 0-2 lbs
- There is no increase for zones 1-5, 3 lbs
- There is no increase for zones 1-4, up to 10 lbs
- There is no increase for Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes
First-Class Packages will have the following peak rate increases:
- $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4
- $0.40 increase for Zones 5-9
- Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground and Priority Mail for weights and zones not mentioned above will have the published rate increase.
Plese refer to the announcement from USPS for full details: USPS peak season rate updates.
Great news! There will be no per-package surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground or additional surcharges for Residential Delivery when you purchase your FedEx label on eBay.
FedEx Ground Economy will have a per-package peak surcharge of $2.00 in place from October 31, 2022 – January 15, 2023.
There will be additional peak season surcharges for Additional Handling, Oversize packages, and Ground Unauthorized shipments. These surcharges are most commonly applied when package dimensions exceed certain limitations or when non-standard packaging is used.
Learn more about FedEx peak season rate updates.
Great news! UPS will not have Peak Surcharges this holiday season when you use eBay Labels. However, UPS has applied general rate changes on eBay Labels that will go into effect October 2, 2022.
Learn more about UPS peak season rate update.