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I can always add the insurance price in the shipping price,

Absolutely, but be careful adding it to your shipping cost. With ebays new updates for sellers they are focusing on your DSR ratings more than ever. Get just 2 low star ratings in any category (including shipping and handling cost) and your items will no longer appear near the top of any "best match" searches.

All it takes is just 2 buyers to think that your shipping costs are "unfair" and you're sales are going to drop and your unsold items are going to increase.

eBay wants you to add any additional costs to your starting price, that way they can collect more of a fee.

Also in order to benefit from the price differential between the Postal insurance and Auctiva insurance, you are going to have to add the Postal insurance rate into your listing price.

Personally over the past 300 feedbacks I have 6 low shipping and handling DSR's. I charge actual shipping cost plus $1 for bubble wrap and such. I also offer FREE shipping on about 25% of my listings.

Imagine what would happen if I added $1.75 per listing to cover insurance.
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