When you select shipping options on the new item form, you are indicating to a buyer that you are willing to ship that item to anywhere in the US (and only the US) for the rate specified. We highly recommend setting a specific shipping service to give buyers an accurate estimate for how long it will take for items to arrive (different shipping services offer different speeds and costs). If you do not specify a shipping service, the shipping options will automatically default to the least expensive available option. Always check the rates after completing the listing to be sure the shipping price is as expected.
Sellers can offer Flat rate, Free shipping or Calculated shipping. There are some caveats about International shipping, so be sure to read further down.
Believe it or not, most buyers like these things to stay simple, especially when they're proposing multiple multi-item deals to you. If you're worried about an international buyer that is going to swoop down and clean out your booth, set the shipping price on the high side and get a little richer when domestic shoppers buy from you.
You can also always arrange with buyers to ship for a lesser price on an individual basis, when they propose to buy your stuff. If negotiating and sending invoices is your cup of tea be sure to read about sending invoices related to offers.
To see how shipping discounts are configured, go here:
Note: Calculated International Shipping is available to sellers who ship from the United States to buyers in other countries. This option is not available for sellers whose items ship from outside of the US. Sellers shipping from outside of the US can set free or flat-rate shipping options for non-US buyers. The really cool thing is that sellers can set a different Flat Rate for each country! Learn more about how to set international shipping via the batch editor.
But I want to design a pricing scheme that is convoluted and incomprehensible! Why aren't there more options?
Oh, it's you. The experienced, professional seller. We knew you would come around eventually. Welcome to Bonanza! We're really glad you came.