Because of delays.
Boy do I have some bad news for them.
I actually side hustle with around 50k in revenue on eBay. While your statement may be true for smaller packages weighing less than 16oz, FedEx is often cheaper and faster on larger items.USPS undercuts Fedex by such a large margin on ebay. I would imagine this applies to UPS now as well. I don't think it moves the needle much.
We're still better than the P.O. If the box doesn't have Amazon tape on it then it gets put aside until they get to it.
Been waiting for a package for over 2 weeks already. FedEx picked it up and dropped it at a P.O. sort facility 2 weeks ago. Hasn't had a scan on it since. Didn't come from Amazon so I probably won't see it until April. Maybe.
We’ve been going through a restructuring of sorts if you haven’t seen the news within the last few months. Amazon also does not get priority or first class and priority mail. Everyone is swamped right now, USPS isn’t the only one experiencing delays.
I actually side hustle with around 50k in revenue on eBay. While your statement may be true for smaller packages weighing less than 16oz, FedEx is often cheaper and faster on larger items.
Good to hear from a big seller how this will effect you. We mainly ship USPS as well as most of our items aren’t time sensitive and the eBay discount for USPS is decent. We’ve always seen competitive rates when we do ship larger items through eBay with FedEx. On a rare occasion we’ve shipped UPS if a customer asks but I can count on one hand how many times that’s happened this year.We do about 10x as much on our Ebay store and
1. UPS will never be as good as USPS for what we need, and
2. UPS will never be secure enough for what we need.
At least with the USPS the handlers put their careers on the line. At UPS, the guy handling my rare gold is the same * stealing protein bars from the locker room. Pass, pass, pass.
We have a business plan ready to implement in case we lose USPS. Other carriers are just not an option.
I super recommend anyone interested in this check out Ebay forums or see what power sellers of gold and silver have to say.
It is going to be as much of a disaster on Ebay's end as it will UPS. And surprise! The customers and sellers will have to pay for them being monsters. I hope all these ers get wrecked by covid, crooked s.