eBay offering fulfillment services to sellers

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

SAN JOSE, California – eBay is introducing a fulfillment service that will provide sellers the ability to store, pack and ship their products through logistics partners managed by eBay.

The service allows sellers to store inventory closer to buyers in warehouses across the U.S., resulting in faster delivery time and lower shipping costs.

“A common request we hear from our high-velocity sellers is to help make delivery of high-volume items easy and fast,” said Devin Wenig, eBay president and CEO.

“Managed Delivery will be a competitively-priced logistics solution for businesses selling high-volume goods in popular categories like electronics, home and garden, and fashion. The implementation of this service will dramatically lessen the shipping burden on sellers.”

eBay will run Managed Delivery through a global technology platform and third-party partners will run the operations. The new service will give sellers the ability to offer the free shipping buyers want with a more reliable and faster delivery promise – and hence drive their sales on eBay.

The service will be available for fulfilling orders placed on eBay and other online platforms.

“eBay’s fulfillment pilot has made it easier and faster to get our products in the hands of customers,” said David DiBartolomeo of Select Tech, who has been enrolled in an eBay fulfillment pilot in the U.S.

“Today, shoppers are looking for fast and free delivery and this new service has allowed us to increase customer satisfaction while simplifying our business and saving money at the same time.”