eBay Shopping APIVersion 1085

ShippingTypeCodeType ( token )

Enumerated type that contains the different shipping cost models that can be offered by the seller for domestic and international shipping destinations.

Type that uses ShippingTypeCodeType:

Calls that use one or more values of ShippingTypeCodeType:

Enumeration Values

Value Description
Calculated This enumeration type indicates that the seller uses calculated shipping for both domestic or international shipping locations (if selller ships internationally). With calculated shipping, the seller is relying on the shipping carrier and eBay to calculate the shipping cost based on the buyer's location and the shipping carrier's typical cost to ship the item to that location using that particular shipping service. specifies up front how much it will cost to ship an item to domestic or international locations. Sellers usually use the Shipping rate tables tool in My eBay to create/set domestic shipping rates by region, and create/set international shipping rates by geographical region/continent or individual countries.

If the seller uses calculated shipping, a prospective buyer can go to the View Item page and use the shipping calculator tool to get the shipping cost based on the selected shipping service and their mailing address.

With calculated shipping, the seller must also provide the package dimensions and total weight (with the item in package) in order for the shipping carrier and eBay to calculate accurate shipping costs.
CalculatedDomesticFlatInternational This enumeration type may be returned if the seller uses calculated shipping for domestic shipping locations, but flat-rate shipping for international shipping locations.
CustomCode Placeholder value. See token.
Flat This enumeration type indicates that the seller charges flat rates for both domestic or international shipping locations (if selller ships internationally). With flat-rate shipping, the seller specifies up front how much it will cost to ship an item to domestic or international locations. Sellers usually use the Shipping rate tables tool in My eBay to create/set domestic shipping rates by region, and create/set international shipping rates by geographical region/continent or individual countries.

Many shipping carriers offer flat-rate shipping services that charge sellers a flat rate as long as the item fits in the flat-rate box or envelope. However, even with these flat-rate shipping services, the shipping carrier may still have some restrictions around weight and types of items that can be shipped in those boxes or envelopes.
FlatDomesticCalculatedInternational This enumeration type may be returned if the seller uses flat-rate shipping for domestic shipping locations, but calculated shipping for international shipping locations.
Freight This enumeration type indicates that the seller uses freight shipping for both domestic shipping locations. Freight shipping is usually required for large, bulky items over 150 pounds. Freight shipping is not available for international shipping.

With freight shipping, eBay (and eBay's freight shipping partner, FreightQuote) calculate the freight shipping cost based on the buyer's location.

It is also possible that the seller can use their own third-party freight shipping provider, and if this is the case, the seller is expected to provide the price and details of the freight shipping in the listing description.
NotSpecified This enumeration type may be returned if the seller has not specified the shipping cost model.
  * See the Enumeration Index to see exact use of each enumeration value in the API.