eBay Canada cuts Canada Post shipping rates by 25 per cent

Discount available for any Canada Post Expedited Parcel to Canada or U.S. using eBay's Online Shipping Tool

TORONTO, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - With ample time remaining for holiday buying and selling, eBay Canada and Canada Post have partnered to reduce select shipping rates by 25 per cent*.

Starting this week, eBay Canada sellers who use eBay's Online Shipping Tool to prepare and pay for a shipment will receive an exclusive 25 per cent discount on Canada Post's standard retail rates for Expedited Parcel(TM) shipping services within Canada or to the United States.

"With the new discount, selling on eBay Canada is more cost-effective than ever," says Andrea Stairs, country manager, eBay Canada. "Canadians sell over a million items each month on eBay, and this new, lower, pricing enables Canadian sellers to save while shipping all those items to buyers across North America."

Expedited Parcel services are the most cost-effective ground delivery services for packages within Canada and to the US. Benefits include:

    
    -   Delivery anywhere within the two countries
    -   Delivery confirmation
    -   Guaranteed delivery times
    -   Online tracking
    -   Coverage up to $100 for loss or damage
    

Did you know? During the holidays last year, Canadians purchased on eBay.ca:(xx)

    
    -   Nearly three-million items in the Video Games category, including
        462,000 video game systems like Nintendo, Sony PlayStation and Xbox
        360
    -   More than 2.5-million books
    -   2.1-million DVD, HD DVD & Blu-ray movies
    -   657,000 women's handbags
    -   259,000 pairs of women's jeans
    -   445,000 iPod/MP3 players
    -   262,000 stuffed animals
    

The exclusive shipping discount for eBay sellers is being made available by eBay Canada and Canada Post. Visit eBay.ca for more information.

* 25% off Canada Post's standard retail rates on Expedited Parcel and Expedited Parcel USA. Discount made possible by Canada Post and eBay Canada.

(xx) Terapeak marketplace research data, November 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008.

About eBay Canada

Founded in 1995, eBay Inc. connects hundreds of millions of people around the world every day, empowering them to explore new opportunities and innovate together. eBay Inc. does this by providing the Internet platforms of choice for global commerce, payments and communications. Since its inception, eBay Inc. has expanded to include some of the strongest brands in the world, including eBay, PayPal, StubHub, Shopping.com, and others. In Canada, eBay was visited by nearly 7.3 million Canadians in September 2009. (comScore Media Metrix).

SOURCE eBay Canada

For further information: For further information: Elisabeth Napolano, Environics Communications for eBay Canada, enapolano@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2705


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