PREREQUISITE: Before you can use the solution below, please ensure that ALL of your products have a product weight value entered in your existing system.

To set up shipping costs which are calculated using the item weight, you need to set up a "Weight" based domestic postage rate table in eBay.

Using a "Weight" based eBay domestic postage rate table, you can specify a flat rate cost, plus a cost per KG, to ship an item to 15 different regions across Australia.

The 15 domestic regions eBay has designated are shown below:

For more information, and the most up to date FAQ’s on eBay's postage rate tables please see: 


To setup a "Weight" based domestic postage rate table:

  1. Log into your eBay seller account.
  2. Select “My eBay” from the top-right.
  3. Hover over the “Account” tab and select “Site Preferences”.
  4. Under the heading “Postage preferences” select the “Edit” link next to “Use postage rate tables”.

  5. First select "Weight" from the type of rate table drop-down field, then enter the flat rate cost to ship to each region, plus the additional cost per KG. Once complete hit the “Apply” button.

    Note: To offer free postage be sure to enter a zero rather than leave a value blank.

Now that you have setup your postage rate table, you need to apply it to your listings.

To do so:

  1. From the left-hand menu select “Settings → Configuration”.
  2. Click on the “eBay Australia Shipping Options” tab to expand it.
  3. Select the “edit” icon next to the shipping policy named “basic”.

  4. In the “basic” shipping policy, select “Yes” for the “Enable Complex Shipping” radio button and click “Update”.

  5. To apply this change to your products on eBay click the “Synch policies” button.