Royal Mail Price Increases 2015

As is customary this time of year Royal Mail have announced their Spring price increase for 2015 and to be honest is not as bad as it could have been. In fact I’m actually quite happy it’s not more!  The increase is applied on March 30th 2015.

The edited highlights which will affect eBay sellers the most are as follows:

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First Class stamps are going up to 63p from 62p.
Second Class stamps also rising 1p to 53p
First Class Small Parcels under 1kg are going up 10p to £3.30
And best of all Second Class Small Parcels up to 2kg are staying as £2.80. This is the service I will be using most.

I changed my postage policy last year so that all my small parcels are second class unless the buyer wants to pay the extra for first class. So this increase won’t actually cost me any extra as such.

It may well cost other sellers who offer free postage a lot more during the course of the year.

Full details of the changes which come into effect on 30th March 2015 can be found on the Royal Mail website.

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EBay 100 Free Listings Promotion February 15th to 17th 2015

Right on schedule at the stroke of midnight on 15th February 2015 eBay set live another zero insertion promotion.

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100 free listings lasting from the 15th to 17th February. I have been saving my listings as drafts for the past few days in anticipation of this so I am glad I was not mistaken that it was on its way!

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As always now you need to sign in and accept the offer by clicking “Get Offer” and Bobs your uncle.

Maybe you got a gift this Valentines day that you were less than impressed with? If so get it listed!

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Terms and conditions can be found here.

It’s worth noting that your listings will only be free if they are either auction style listings or fixed price with best offer. So make sure you’re not paying for them by simply ticking the best offer button,  you don’t need to accept them and you can always set an auto decline amount!

eBay Free Listings Promotion 1st to 3rd February 2015

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EBay have just revealed that invites sellers have 100 Zero Insertion listings to use from 1st to 3rd February 2015. 

They’re sticking to the recent pattern of starting the promotions on a Sunday and letting them run until Tuesday. I personally preferred when they started on a Saturday but I’m sure eBay have their reasons. I suppose ending the promotion on a Tuesday allows people to list on 5 day auctions to have their items end on a Sunday.

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As with all eBay free listings you need to opt in to use them and if you have good till cancelled items up these count too. So accept the offer and start listing now.

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Terms and conditions can be found here. This week it’s bog standard listings only so if you have listings ready to be reused from previous weeks when gallery plus,  buy it now and other auction upgrades were free remember to remove the upgrades or you may well find yourself paying more than you expected.

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