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Posting internationally

International postage costs

International postage costs are based on a combination of the following:

  • Weight and dimensions of package

  • Method of posting such as First Class, Airmail, etc.

  • The location you're sending the item from (town, region, country)

  • The location you're sending the item to (also called the destination country)

Therefore, costs may vary greatly depending on what, where and how you are sending your item. Costs can be considerably higher for international destinations.

Generally, buyers pay additional costs that may apply such as duties, taxes and customs clearance fees. For example, international rates may or may not include pickup and door-to-door delivery with customs clearance. Your package will arrive at your buyer's door, but he or she might need to pay extra international fees. Customs regulations vary by country and not all carriers post to all locations.

Some delivery services will offer customs and brokerage services to help you learn more about what you need to tell your buyers about additional charges, duties and taxes. An 'extended area surcharge' may apply to your buyers depending on their international locations.

Please note: This postage information is provided to you for general information purposes and may not be applicable or accurate for parcels sent using certain delivery services or for goods sent across certain international borders. Please check with your delivery service for any special rules that govern your parcel. For international delivery, please also check with countries whose borders your parcel may cross for any additional rules, regulations, duties or taxes that apply.

Specifying where you'll post to

You can exclude certain regions or countries from the places you're willing to post to.

To exclude certain locations:
  1. Go to My eBay > Account > Site Preferences or Seller Hub > Overview > Shortcuts > Site preferences. You may need to sign in.

  2. Click Show to see the Postage and packaging preferences section.

  3. Click Edit next to the Exclude postage locations from your listings option.

  4. On the next page, select regions and countries where you don't want to post your items. If you only want to select certain countries in a continent, click Show all countries link next to that continent's name.

  5. If you want to apply these exclusions to your current listings, select the Apply to all current live listings option.

  6. Once you're finished, click the Apply button.

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