If you are a registered seller on eBay you can get free Priority Mail boxes that have both the eBay auction and the Priority Mail logo on them from the US Postal Service. The boxes will be delivered to your home for free by your mail carrier.
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Go to the eBay supplies page of the US Postal website.
Select the boxes that you want. It is a good idea to keep several sized boxes on hand unless you always sell the same item on eBay. You will probably also want to order both standard priority shipping and flat rate boxes. Heavier items can often be shipped cheaper using a flat rate box.
Determine the number of each size box that you want to order. Most are offered in either ten or twenty-five.
Click on the order button to put the boxes into your shopping cart.
Sign into your eBay account when you are prompted to do so. You have to sign into your eBay account to prove that you are a registered eBay seller.
Choose the continue button to complete your order. The boxes will be shipped via US Postal service and usually arrive within a week.
Tips and warnings
- Priority Mail eBay shipping boxes can also be used for shipping items Priority Mail International.
- Check the weight of the item you are shipping after it is boxed. Go to the US Postal website to see how much it would cost to ship from your zip code to your customer's zip code using standard Priority Mail, then compare this rate to the cost of the Flat Rate Priority Shipping to see which is cheaper.
- Priority Mail boxes can only be used for shipping items priority through the US Postal Service. When ordering these boxes the US Postal website will warn you it is a violation of US Postal laws to use them for anything else.