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Collection of eBay items by courier

Some of the best bargains you’ll ever get are on eBay, and collection only items can sometimes be the most exciting and interesting finds.

If you’ve bought a collection item on eBay that you don’t fancy driving to collect, we can do that for you; our drivers can collect your parcel from the buyer, then we will deliver it to you the very next day.

With our vast network of 50+ depots, you can be sure that no matter where your parcel needs collecting from, we can get it and make sure it makes its way to you safe and sound. And with some of the cheapest delivery rates in the UK, it can still be a cost effective way to retrieve your eBay bargains.

How does it work?

Firstly, you need to do is quickly register with us, and with a few clicks your parcel will be booked in for collection and delivery.

When you’re booking your parcel in for collection and delivery, all you have to do is set the collection address as the sellers; you can select a day to suit, so you can ensure that the seller is in for our driver to collect the item.

Then you need to set the delivery address as your own; once the item is collected it can begin making its way back to you. Easy!

Things to note with collection only eBay items:

If you’re thinking of using ipostparcels to collect your eBay purchase, you should always check with the seller first – before the auction is completed – to make sure they’re comfortable with the idea of having a courier collect the item. Not everyone is happy doing so; remember you’ll be asking them to do additional things to get the item to you, which they may not be willing or able to do. For example:

We can’t give collection windows until the day of the collection, so the seller will need to be around to hand over the parcel to the driver. This might be avoidable by the seller leaving the item in a safe place.

Even leaving the item in a safe place could be problematic for the seller; they may not have a place safe enough, or a reliable neighbour to leave it with. Without checking first, it may be quite an imposition on them.

All items carried by ipostparcels need to be packaged well, which puts onus on the seller to prepare it ready for shipping. You shouldn’t expect them to do this without agreeing it with them first as there may be additional costs for you to pay them to cover the materials.    

The seller will most likely want to photograph the item before it’s sent, as proof of the condition it left them in – this shouldn’t be a cause for concern, as they are simply protecting themselves against the more unscrupulous eBayers out there.

Although there are a few things to consider when using a courier to collect eBay items, don’t let it dissuade you; just put yourself in their position and think of all the possible outcomes. Chances are all will be fine and in no time at all, that eBay bargain will be in your possession, easily, quickly and affordably, with ipostparcels.  

Take a look at our parcel delivery rates to see just how cheaply you can ship an item in the UK – with next day delivery from only £1.99 + VAT and the ability to carry items up to 25kg in weight, we’re happy to be the first choice for eBay sellers and buyers looking for reliable courier services.

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ipostparcels have the cheapest next day delivery prices in the UK from 2 - 25kg. See price comparison prices here. * £1.99 (ex VAT) from price based on a next day XS parcel size with a UK depot drop off and UK depot collection service. Delivery to Northern Ireland, Ireland, The British Isles, The Highlands, Islands and parts of Scotland operate on a 1-3 day delivery service and incur additional costs. £8.74 (ex VAT) price based on a parcel weight of up to 25kg (50cm x 50cm x 50cm) on a UK depot drop off and economy delivery service to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg or Austria. All prices quoted on content pages (outside of the quick quote and booking form) will be based on the depot drop off discounted price for UK deliveries and on a 0.5kg parcel with dimensions of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm for all international air countries. The size and weight of your parcel affects the price you will pay so it’s important to weigh and measure your parcel correctly to ensure your parcel arrives on time without any delays. Use our quick quote for all pricing options. If you do not select the "signature required" delivery option, UKMail will not be liable should your items be subsequently lost or damaged after the delivery (see clause 5.2.2 of the Terms & Conditions). We define a "Parcel" as a package with dimensions up to 80cm x 80cm x 80cm or up to 120cm x 50cm x 50cm or up to 140cm x 35cm x 35cm.

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