eBay adds six more countries to Global Shipping Programme
eBay has informed its UK sellers that six more countries have been added to its Global Shipping Programme (GSP). The new GSP countries are: South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia.
According to a notice posted on the eBay information board on Tuesday (16 August): “With GSP expansion into these new markets, sellers will find that their items are now able to be sent conveniently to millions more buyers worldwide without having to deal with the added complexity of managing the international postage and customs clearance process to these non-European countries.”
The GSP aims to simplify the shipping process and make the costs transparent for both buyer and seller. With the GSP, eBay sellers send their sold items to a UK address and then the international postage and customs paperwork is handled for them. eBay shows international postage costs on the sellers’ listings and communicates them to the buyers, as well as including any customs or import charges upfront. The items are sent via an international tracked service from the UK Shipping Centre to the buyer.