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Shipping Discount Profiles Example Calculations

Below are a few examples of how the Shipping Discounts configured in eBay can be used to represent your shipping policies. For additional details and explanations, see the  eBay help page for shipping discount profiles and promotional shipping discounts

 

Prerequisites


For an overview of shipping discount profiles view the  Using eBay Shipping Discount Profiles  page.  

 

Shipping Discount Profile Examples


 

Flat Shipping Examples

Assuming we have the following inventory items:

  • Item abc: $2 for first, $1 for each additional
  • Item def: $3 for first, $1.50 for each additional
 
EXAMPLE 1:

If a buyer purchased two of each item above, they would be charged under regular rules:

($2 + $1) + ($3 + $1.50) = $7.50

 

EXAMPLE 2:

With a shipping discount rule of "charge $0.40 for each additional item" (the highest "first" price is charged and all of the remainder are discounted):

($.40 + $.40) + ($3 + $.40) = $4.20
 

EXAMPLE 3:

With a shipping discount rule of "give 25% discount for each additional item" (again, the highest "first" price is charged and all of the remainder are discounted):

($2 * 0.75 + $1 * 0.75) + ($3 + $1.5 * 0.75) = $2.25 + $4.13 = $6.38

 

Calculated Shipping Examples

Assuming we have the following inventory items: 

  • Item abc: 3 pounds
  • Item def: 2 pounds
EXAMPLE 1:

We need to send the above items from NYC to Los Angeles via UPS Ground, then a buyer purchasing one of each would be charged under regular rules:

shipping rate for 3 pounds + shipping rate for 2 pounds = $14.59 + $13.44 = $28.03
 
 
EXAMPLE 2:

Instead using a basic shipping discount profile that combines the weights:

shipping rate for 5 pounds = $16.13
 

EXAMPLE 3:

Instead using a shipping discount profile with a subtracted amount of 16 ounces (1 pounds):

shipping rate for 5 pounds - 16 ounces = shipping rate for 4 pounds = $15.42


As with all postage rates, these are subject to change and are just used for examples to show the difference in rates possible with different shipping discount profiles.

Below are a few examples of how the Shipping Discounts configured in eBay can be used to represent your shipping policies. For additional details and explanations, see the  eBay help page for shipping discount profiles and promotional shipping discounts

 

Prerequisites


For an overview of shipping discount profiles view the  Using eBay Shipping Discount Profiles  page.  

 

Shipping Discount Profile Examples


 

Flat Shipping Examples

Assuming we have the following inventory items:

  • Item abc: $2 for first, $1 for each additional
  • Item def: $3 for first, $1.50 for each additional
 
EXAMPLE 1:

If a buyer purchased two of each item above, they would be charged under regular rules:

($2 + $1) + ($3 + $1.50) = $7.50

 

EXAMPLE 2:

With a shipping discount rule of "charge $0.40 for each additional item" (the highest "first" price is charged and all of the remainder are discounted):

($.40 + $.40) + ($3 + $.40) = $4.20
 

EXAMPLE 3:

With a shipping discount rule of "give 25% discount for each additional item" (again, the highest "first" price is charged and all of the remainder are discounted):

($2 * 0.75 + $1 * 0.75) + ($3 + $1.5 * 0.75) = $2.25 + $4.13 = $6.38

 

Calculated Shipping Examples

Assuming we have the following inventory items: 

  • Item abc: 3 pounds
  • Item def: 2 pounds
EXAMPLE 1:

We need to send the above items from NYC to Los Angeles via UPS Ground, then a buyer purchasing one of each would be charged under regular rules:

shipping rate for 3 pounds + shipping rate for 2 pounds = $14.59 + $13.44 = $28.03
 
 
EXAMPLE 2:

Instead using a basic shipping discount profile that combines the weights:

shipping rate for 5 pounds = $16.13
 

EXAMPLE 3:

Instead using a shipping discount profile with a subtracted amount of 16 ounces (1 pounds):

shipping rate for 5 pounds - 16 ounces = shipping rate for 4 pounds = $15.42


As with all postage rates, these are subject to change and are just used for examples to show the difference in rates possible with different shipping discount profiles.

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