Behind the Scenes: eBay's Global Shipping Program

By: eBay Inc. Staff

eBay’s Global Shipping Program (GSP) was created to simplify the process of selling internationally.  Think easy, one-step global shipping.  Through the Program, the seller is completely removed from the hassle of managing customs forms, calculating import charges, and arranging global logistics.

When an item sells, the seller sends it to the US shipping center in Kentucky and they take over from there.  From the shipping center, the item is sent to the  buyer, complete with end-to-end tracking.

From 2013 to 2014, the GSP has seen tremendous growth:

·      The number of sellers using the Program increased by 53%

·      The number of listings grew by 57%

·      The number of orders increased by 125%

Now, 26% of listings on eBay are available to international buyers – all seventy million of them – via the GSP.

See the above video for a behind the scenes look at the US Shipping Center in Kentucky, which can process over 15 million packages a year.