Tuesday, December 07, 2010

New Shipping Options - Bonanza

New Shipping Options - Bonanza

Hi everyone – I’m happy to announce some new free shipping options which are rolling out of our experimental features ‘sandbox’ and are now into a live BETA.

They are entirely optional right now so if you don’t want to ‘kick the tires’ you don’t have to. To be super clear, there’s nothing at all you need to do. We didn’t change anyone’s existing settings, rates, or anything about their items.
At a high-level there are three features of note. First is the ability to set different shipping services and prices. Second is a newly enhanced shipping calculator. And third is the ability to set a preference for how and where your packages are dropped off (or picked up) for shipping. There’s a lot to cover here so I’ll take these one at a time.

Different shipping services and prices: for each item you can now set multiple shipping services to give buyers more choice. Want cheap shipping? We have an option for that. Want to offer expedited shipping? We have an option for that too. Each choice comes with the ability to set your own price of course. For example, if you want to set one item at $5.00 for USPS Parcel Post and offer UPS 3-Day for $15 you can do that too. By default your item detail pages will list the least expensive option. Want to take a look? Just edit any of your items and explore the options in the drop-down menu after the ‘buyer pays fixed price option

Out of the sandbox and into the bonanza.com community!

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