eBay warned sellers on Monday about new higher postal rates going into effect on Sunday while it touted USPS rivals UPS and FedEx.
eBay sellers have long shown a preference for USPS shipping, but the company advised them in Monday’s announcement to compare their current shipping preferences to UPS and FedEx’s discounted rates.
It’s not the first time in recent months eBay steered sellers away from the US Postal Service. Sellers reported in August that eBay displayed the following message on shipping-label pages: “USPS is experiencing significant delays across their delivery network. Please consider using other carrier options that may provide a better buyer experience.”