eBay UK has increased the maximum limits sellers are allowed to charge for postage and packaging in response to an upcoming increase in Royal Mail postage fees.
Effective immediately, the eBay UK site reflects a rise in postage costs at Royal Mail, which will take place at the end of the month. eBay says it sets maximum limits for sellers to charge for postage and packaging in order to retain a reliable and consistent cost for buyers.
Royal Mail’s postage increase will be the largest price hike since 1975, with second-class stamps going up as much as 39 percent. The last several years have cost Royal Mail a loss of nearly 1 billion pounds, the company reports.
For more information, see eBay UK’s maximum postage and packaging breakdown.