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Offering postage discounts
Listings with postage discounts appear to buyers with the message "Save on P&P." When your postage discounts are set up and activated, eBay will automatically calculate the discount and deduct it from the total cost. The postage discount will be shown to your buyers when they complete payment.
For fixed price items on eBay.co.uk priced below £350, if you specify a postage cost and PayPal as the only payment method offered, buyers who click the Buy it now button will be asked to pay immediately. If you provide your buyers with instructions for receiving postage discounts, you may want to guide your buyers to add all the items they want to purchase from you to their shopping basket. If you don't use the Combined postage discounts feature, buyers must also click the Request total button in the shopping basket to request a new invoice reflecting their postage discount.
Creating flat postage rules
Flat postage rules let you offer discounts to buyers who purchase more than one of your items. You can charge for delivering the item with the highest P&P cost, and then add an additional lower cost for each additional item that they purchase from you. You can also subtract P&P costs for each additional item purchased, or offer free P&P on additional items. Select the Add an amount for each additional item option, and then enter a P&P cost for each additional item.
To create flat postage rules:
Creating promotional postage rules
Promotional postage rules apply to all listings that have combined P&P discounts. When buyers qualify for your promotional postage rule, the promotion takes priority over existing flat postage rules.
When you create a promotional postage rule, you can offer buyers special discounts if they buy multiple items or spend a certain amount. For example, you can create a rule that gives buyers free P&P as long as they spend at least £25 and buy 2 items. You can also charge a maximum P&P amount for a single order. For example, you can specify that a buyer be charged no more than £5.00 for P&P if the buyer purchases more than one item from you.
To create a promotional postage rule:
Profiles are a way for you to manage your postage discounts. Give each discount a profile a name so you can quickly select a profile when you're listing your item.
For example, you can create one flat postage rule named "Light items" and specify that each additional item will cost £1.00 to post. You can also create a flat postage rule called "Heavy items" and specify that each additional item will cost £3.00 to post.
To create a combined postage discount rule with a profile name:
Note: You can delete a profile by deleting its name in your rules. When you delete a profile name, listings that are associated with that name will no longer have postage discounts. However, if the listing has any activity, such as a bid, then the postage discount will still apply.
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