eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program

    March 4, 2014
    Chris Crum
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eBay announced today that it has added Switzerland and Norway to the list of countries sellers can ship to using the Global Shipping Program, which includes 42 additional countries.

“As you know, the Global Shipping Program helps you expand your sales to millions of eager international buyers,” the company says. “Through the program (which is free to join), you can sell to buyers in dozens of countries—just mail your packages to a shipping center located in the US. You’re only responsible for the domestic leg of shipping.”

eBay says, “Once your item arrives at the designated US shipping center, the Global Shipping Program takes care of ALL facets of international processing, including: Completion of customs forms; Remitting applicable import charges pre-paid by your buyer; Shipping the package to the buyer—with end-to-end international tracking.”

Sellers’ shipping-related Detailed Seller Ratings are protected, eBay says. Sellers aren’t responsible for loss or damage that occurs throughout the international shipping process.

In addition to Switzerland and Norway, the Global Shipping Program includes the following eligible countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech, Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Thailand and United Kingdom.

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  • No Fool

    Living in Switzerland I have had many excellent ebay transactions with US sellers over the past years.
    That is now a thing of the past, I am simply not willing to pay between 35-40 USD upfront (without even knowing the exact amount until after completing the transaction) on import taxes for an item worth 90 USD for which I normally won’t have to pay any customs duties at all. But even if I had to, those 35-40 USD would still be outrageously high.
    If it didn’t come from ebay you would simply have to call it a scam.