02-01-2017 11:08 AM
Once more, I am not an employee of ebay and I don't play one on TV.
It's been almost two months since ebay Canada held its last Weekly Session as a result of our point person, Raphael's, departure to greener pastures, I, like the rest of you, have been waiting patiently for a successor to be appointed so that we can resume open two-way communication with ebay Canada in Toronto.
I miss the Weekly Sessions. Therefore, I thought we might start a running list of issues we'd like to see addressed when a staff person is appointed to deal with us. Let's remember to keep it constructive, folks. Nothing below the belt.
This is what was left un-resolved form last week's post which can be found here: http://community.ebay.ca/t5/eBay-CA-Next-Generation/JANUARY-25-TH-2017-Weekly-Session-WISH-LIST/m-p/...
As we can all see, the list grows ever-longer as time passes.
Hopefully, we will soon see the appointment of a person to take our concerns.
Anyone else with anything to add? Sometimes we can figure out solutions to problems ourselves, so let's have a go at it.....
02-01-2017 01:07 PM
Anyone else with anything to add?
Yes. As I had been merely jesting with another member and in no way presuming to officially inquire about the "Status of appointment of new ebay Weekly Board Hour rep", neither my user ID nor the assertion attributed to it actually belongs on this list. :-)
02-01-2017 04:33 PM - edited 02-01-2017 04:34 PM
Regarding the second point "Clarification from eBay on the actual PayPal Shipping discounts", it seems that eBay/PayPal made some changes to PayPal shipping. Just curious if at the same time if anything got fixed that was outstanding? Like Tracked Packet additional destinations added last year(s). Did you check mj? Most likely nothing was fixed but maybe something got done.
02-01-2017 06:18 PM
Those missing Tracked Packet destinations are still missing. I just checked again. That is of the 31 countries for which Canada Post offers Tracked Packet service to international destinations, Paypal Shipping and Pitney Bowes have missed 11 of the most recently-added. This was reported more than a year ago for fixing. It has not been fixed.
The following is a list of destinations served by Canada Post International Tracked Packet. The 'yes' or 'no' after the country designates whether Paypal Shipping has Tracked Packet available to print:
Hong Kong NO
New Zealand YES
South Korea NO
United Kingdom YES
However, proving the point that if you ignore a problem long enough, the need to see it fixed goes away, Canada Post has lowered their Solutions For Small Business rates for Tracked Packet to be lower than the cost to buy that label with Paypal Shipping for all its international destinations except perhaps Tracked Packet USA.
There is now no need whatsoever to use Paypal Shipping for Tracked Packet International postage purchases.
I am printing all mine directly through Canada Post Electronic Shipping Tool (EST) and it's Stage One to dumping Paypal Shipping altogether. If I can get the same or better discounts with my Solutions for Small Business account (formerly known as Venture One) from Canada Post there is now no reason to involve Paypal Shipping at all.
*Turkey has outlawed Paypal so accepting payments from that country is now tricky. Many sellers have blocked shipping to Turkey until the prohibition is lifted.
02-01-2017 06:22 PM
mjwl2006 wrote:...However, proving the point that if you ignore a problem long enough, the need to see it fixed goes away, Canada Post has lowered their Solutions For Small Business rates for Tracked Packet to be lower than the cost to buy that label with Paypal Shipping for all its international destinations except perhaps Tracked Packet USA....
Citing sources: http://community.ebay.ca/t5/Seller-Central/Canada-Post-shipping-to-the-UK-some-discount-comparisions...
02-03-2017 02:21 PM
If we ever get another weekly chat, hopefully it will be better than the new US chat people.
start reading some of them to see what I mean. A total joke and waste of time.
02-04-2017 03:03 PM - edited 02-04-2017 03:05 PM
Clarification from ebay on the actual Paypal Shipping discounts now available to ebay sellers. Recent Announcement made it seem as if the discounts had been altered http://announcements.ebay.ca/2017/01/16/7939/ (
As far as I can tell I don't think that the announcement suggests any change in the discount amount. The concern that poco brought up in another thread was corrected later in that thread.
Explanation and elaboration of the process ebay follows when dealing with 'bad' buyers who have been reported for fraud and/or theft (handbags vogue)
Based on past experience on how eBay has handled this question and other similar questions, I'm sure that eBay will not elaborate or explain how they handle 'bad buyers'
07-24-2017 10:22 PM
Hello. This is my first time ever contributing to any of these posts.
I've been selling on ebay for over 15 years. I do roughly 1,000 parcels per year.
I had always used paypal's shipping but for the past few months I have been using Canada Post's web site directly.
I am a small company so I have a Venture One card/account.
Canada Post has a new thing called Snap Ship which has pretty good pricing.
Bottom line .. using Canada Post instead of paypal for shipping costs me less, is easy to do once you get used to it, and paying
with my credit card, I get my credit card's points. If I have a problem (lost, late, etc) it's easier to deal with when the shipping label
came from Canada Post direct (as opposed to via paypal).
The more one ships, the higher one's accumulated shipping total becomes and this moves you to a next level of savings.
There are 4 tiers. The more you ship .... the more you save.
So that's my opinion ... take a week to get used to Canada Post web site and you'll find that paypal shipping is somewhat pointless.