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Selling with eBay FAST & FREE

Free P&P and fast delivery are often the final consideration for buyers when deciding to buy. eBay FAST & FREE helps promote your listing to buyers when an item has free delivery and is likely to arrive within 3 working days.

How it works

The eBay FAST & FREE logo appears on listings when all the following conditions are met for your default postage options:

  • Estimated delivery of the item is 3 working days or less (from receipt of cleared payment), based on the dispatch time and postage service you've specified.

  • For the first (or primary) postage service, you offer free postage & packaging.

  • For the first (or primary) postage service, you don't offer collection in person.

  • Both the item and the buyer are located in the United Kingdom, with the exception of the Hebrides, Shetland and Scilly Islands.

  • The listing isn't in Classified Ad format.

  • On eBay Motors, eBay FAST & FREE will only be used for listings in the Parts & Accessories category.

Generally listings with free standard or express postage and a same-day or 1-day dispatch time will qualify for eBay FAST & FREE. If you offer a 2-day dispatch time, the FAST & FREE logo will only be displayed if you select express postage as a delivery service.

Choosing postage options for eBay FAST & FREE

Here are the services that would allow your listing to qualify for eBay FAST & FREE, depending on the dispatch time you enter when you list your item:

If you promise same-day dispatch

If you promise 1-day dispatch

If you promise 2-day dispatch

Services up to (3 days)

  • Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard

  • Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For

  • Royal Mail Tracked 48

  • Other 3-day Courier

Standard Services (1-2 days)

  • Royal Mail 1st Class Standard

  • Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For

  • Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Royal Mail 24

  • Collect+ Standard

  • Parcelforce 48

  • Other 48 Hour Courier

Express Services (1 day)

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 9:00 am

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 1:00 pm

  • Parcelforce 24

  • Other 24 Hour Courier

Standard Services (1-2 days)
  • Royal Mail 1st Class Standard

  • Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For

  • Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Royal Mail 24

  • Collect+ Standard

  • Parcelforce 48

  • Other 48 Hour Courier

Express Services (1 day)
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 9:00 am

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 1:00 pm

  • Parcelforce 24

  • Other 24 Hour Courier

Express Services (1 day)
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 9:00 am

  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 1:00 pm

  • Parcelforce 24

  • Other 24 Hour Courier

Note: You remain responsible for your listings and sending items to buyers.

Additional tips

As always, you should only dispatch the item after the buyer's payment has cleared. The buyer will be informed when they buy the item that the stated delivery date is dependent on cleared payment and other factors.

Postage costs and dispatch time are important factors in buyer satisfaction. Learn more about improving performance with the right postage and packaging costs and improving performance by sending items promptly.

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