The shipping cost model offered by the seller.
||The calculated shipping model: the posted cost of shipping is based on the seller-offered and buyer-selected shipping service, where the shipping costs are calculated by eBay and the shipping carrier based on the buyer's address, and any packaging/handling costs established by the seller are automatically rolled into the total.
||The seller specified one or more calculated domestic shipping services and one or more flat international shipping services.
||Placeholder value. See token.
||The flat rate shipping model: the seller establishes the cost of shipping and cost of shipping insurance, regardless of what any buyer-selected shipping service might charge the seller.
||The seller specified one or more flat domestic shipping services and one or more calculated international shipping services.
||Free is used when the seller is declaring that shipping is free for the buyer. Since Free cannot be selected via API, the seller has two options for signifying that shipping is free when listing an item:
- omit shipping details, mention in the item description that shipping is free, and set ShippingTermsInDescription to true
- select an arbitrary shipping service and set its shipping cost to 0, mention in the item description that shipping is free, and set ShippingTermsInDescription to true
The latter is a better way to communicate "free shipping" because eBay picks up the "0" cost and can more accurately identify shipping costs in search results.
||The freight shipping model: the cost of shipping is determined by a third party, FreightQuote.com, based on the item location (zip code). Currently, Freight can only be specified on input via eBay Web site, not via API.
||The seller did not specify the shipping type.
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