I Really like this opotion and only ship using this program currently.
1. One of the biggest ways I got burned shipping internationally was by the buyer not picking up their package from customs because they did not want to pay the extra tariffs/postal fees their country was charging for bring in the item. The item was never delivered so they could get their money back and you loose the item because the country holding the item does not want to take responsibility for shipping the item back.
2. Over seas tracking information.
3. You are not responsible for any charges or fees for hidden over see shipping charges.
4. The buyer can not leave neg feedback because of any shipping issues.
1. This is the big one you are going to limit the number of bidders as shipping this way cost the buyer a premium.
In closing, I think I make less on items but make more over all because I do not have huge losses from lost items.
Cheers - Koffee
Not responsible for #2 but it's kind of interrelated with #1 when the buyer doesn't receive or pick up his package, for whatever reason.I can see how it would make sense for you under those circumstances, but to date I've never had an International buyer refuse what he bought.
Your number #2... You're not responsible for that anyway.
Not responsible for #2 but it's kind of interrelated with #1 when the buyer doesn't receive or pick up his package, for whatever reason.
I think small envelope items such as coins, buttons, small relics, etc. are much easier to ship internationally all the way around, thus making it easier for someone who sells these items to offer international shipping without the need for the GSP. The larger/heavier the items are, the bigger the headache when it comes to international shipping, in my experience anyway.
I can see how it would be a big negative for an overseas buyer in reference to the extra charges that are being charged for the service. I'm wondering, where is the "fine print" for the buyers who use this service?
Also to turn the tables a bit... Has anyone here in the US (or Canada) ever had to pay any type of extra fees for purchasing items from an overseas seller? I haven't myself.
And while we are at it, how the hell do the Chinese commies get away with offering free shipping worldwide? They shouldn't even be allowed to sell on ebay imho. I guess that's a different subject though.