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Etsy Lets Sellers See Shipping Label Cost

New form meant to make buying postage more transparent.

Etsy is making the way people buy Etsy shipping labels more transparent.

Nicholas Cook, the engineering lead for Etsy’s shipping labels, says the new way of buying postage will allow sellers to see the cost of their shipping labels where they enter their shipping options.

“Now all the options required to purchase a label are shown up-front, not hidden behind an additional window,” he says in a blog post. “In addition, your label cost is shown prominently before purchase.”

Cook adds that the new form focuses on the options required to complete shipments, and updates the cost of labels any time merchants make changes to their postage, for instance when they choose a different USPS service. In fact, sellers will be able to enter their information then switch between services to compare prices, without leaving the form.

The new Etsy shipping label form has been rolled out to a group of sellers, and will be available to more merchants in the next few days, he reports.

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