I played around with Free Shipping for my listings… and I’m going back to charging the actual shipping. Maybe I’ll add a little handling fee. Ebay pushes sellers to offer free shipping, but I’m just not feeling it’s helping make sales.
There’s also the problem of sending things across the country: if it’s more than a pound, it costs more to send it farther away. The rates are okay, but they aren’t flat.
By offering the actual shipping price, the potential market for the product shrinks, but prices are better locally, and the ecological footprint is smaller. It’s a trade off.