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  • contentsmatters contentsmatters Jan 29, 2013 11:45 AM Flag

    International Shipping up 40-50%

    The reason Amazon and Ebay are having 2 straight bad days is because of the huge USPS rate increase for international shipping. It's incredible how uninformed the business analysts are to not know what an effect this will have on ebay stock. Ebay stock holders might have no clue of the potential negative effect this might have on Ebay's revenues. For packages under 4 pounds, the post office is raising rates on all countries of the world by about 40 or 50%. It's an outrageous price hike and is sure to discourage millions of potential sales. Non- U.S. buyers will definitely be buying less and less from Americans and tons of American seller will stop offering their items to non-U.S. buyers. A $5 item with $13 shipping will now be a $5 item with $23 shipping. So instead of $18 total for a $5 item, it's more like $28 total now. That's an example of why so many non-U.S. buyers will buy much less from U.S. buyers and they mostly prefer buying from America. Tons of sellers are extrememly worried about the loss of sales they see coming.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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