eBay has changed how their Fast N’ Free tag is designated. Instead of showing an estimated date, it now guarantees delivery date, which means eBay sellers must ensure their items get there on time under the Fast N’ Free shipping tag. It’s not on every listing, but this designation is starting to roll out throughout the marketplace.
eBay’s fast shipping tags show up in search results, on listing pages, and in check-out to encourage a completed path to purchase. Getting these tags can increase conversions and help to avoid cart abandonment.
Listings are eligible for the Fast N’ Free tag when;
- Both you and your buyer are in the contiguous 48 states
- Your listing has a 4-day or less delivery time
- You offer free shipping as your default option
- Your listing isn’t in classified ad format
- You don’t have local pick-up or freight as your default shipping option
If you want to get the Fast N’ Free shipping tags, try the following:
- Offer free delivery and an expedited shipping option
- Offer same-day or one-day handling
- Upload your item’s tracking details
When eBay gives your listing the Fast N’ Free shipping tag, if your items don’t make it to the buyer on time, eBay will handle reimbursement. They may also provide a free return label or give the buyer a voucher.
Changing the delivery date from an estimated time to a guaranteed “delivery by” time just yet another of many indicators that consumers and marketplaces are placing higher value in shipping and delivery. Providing fast, reliable shipping options will help you capture buyers, increase conversions, and get shoppers through to purchase.