Postage AND Packing

How we calculate our P&P prices. P&P means postage and packaging so includes a lot more than just the price printed on the franked label.

Our prices are made up of these factors:


UK Europe Rest of World

P&P charge




eBay & PayPal fees*




Packaging materials








Franking machine rental & ink








Total cost








*Yes, both eBay and PayPal take a cut of what we charge for P&P. :-(

As you can see, we make a mint on postage ;-)

Well, we break even, every so often there is a parcel that is less expensive and when people buy additional items on eBay we get an extra £1 per item, swings and roundabouts.

Keep in mind that we also insure some parcel at an additional cost of £1.10 within the UK and £5.30 for overseas parcels.

We mostly re-use and recycle packaging materials or we'd be adding between 40p to £2.80 to the P&P charges.

So that 11p to -60p has to cover 5-25 minutes of packing per parcel because every GW item we sell is a different shape and often assembled!

'How to Pack a Parcel' to come...