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Not Just a Pretty Package: Why Almost 15,000 Sellers Use eBay Supplies

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Last Edited 03:57:23 PM by News Team


“Does eBay plan to create shipping supplies?


That’s what you asked. Well, many of you. We heard it in person, on Facebook, and via the eBay Community. And it’s not that we didn’t immediately agree, we just needed time to make sure they were done right.


Well, you weren’t exaggerating. You really wanted these. Just a few months after unveiling eBay branded supplies, almost fifteen thousand sellers have purchased more than a million pieces!


If you’re not using boxes and mailers with the eBay logo, you might be asking yourself: “What’s the big deal? What do these sellers know that I don’t?” Answer: eBay branded supplies are about much more than a pretty package. They can help you:


  1. Send peace of mind. eBay is one of the most recognized brands in the world. When you use branded supplies, customers know—at-first-glance—who that box on their doorstep is from. In terms of repeat-business-encouraging trust signals, that’s priceless.
  1. Improve your biz cred. When you place one of your custom business stickers near the eBay logo on your package, you’re basically saying, “I’m an eBay partner and we’re working together to bring you surprise and delight.” Can you see how this might help boost your own brand and encourage repeat business?
  1. Protect your breakables. Not all shipping boxes are created equal. Not by a long shot. That’s why we took extra time to make sure eBay branded boxes adhere to the 32 Edge Crush Test (ECT): The test of a box’s strength and durability. Suffice it to say, these are not flimsy cardboard containers.
  1. Save the planet. eBay branded supplies are 100% recyclable, made from at least 50% recycled fibers and certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative. This might not be one of the first things on your list when it comes to shipping supplies, but we’re all about doing what we can. Now you can too.
  1. Catch up on your favorite shows. Instead of wasting time foraging for the right-sized box in your garage or making a last-minute trip to the post office, you can stock up on everything online, while bingeing on Scandal in your pajamas, or whatever. Heck, you could even use your free time to list more.

eBay branded supplies might be a little more benefit-packed than you thought. Also, if you have an eBay Stores subscription, you can get a free coupon toward branded supplies every quarter. Lucky for you, a new one just went live on July 1. Follow these steps to redeem it right now.



Don’t have an eBay Store? Now might be the perfect time to get one. Not only will you qualify for a branded supplies coupon, but you’ll get free listings, lower final value fees, access to powerful marketing tools and other subscriber discounts.


And, no, you don’t have to use eBay branded supplies. Do what’s best for your business. We recognized a need in the seller community and addressed it. Did we know it was going to be this popular, this fast? Nope, but we’re glad it was. We’re all in this together.


If you’re ready to add some polish to your shipping game now, visit the eBay Shipping Supplies store.


Do you plan to use, or are you already using, eBay branded shipping supplies? Let us know in the comments below, and feel free to share this article with your eBay peers via email and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.


1 Comment
by ribassman · Adventurer

I use branded supplies and have seen an increase in my business, and repeat customers.