eBay introduces new shipping service to rival Amazon

Online marketplace eBay has announced the introduction of an end-to-end fulfillment service designed to make it faster and cheaper for sellers to ship products to customers.

Set to launch next year beginning in the US, the service, called Managed Delivery, will be offered to sellers with high volumes of inventory in categories including fashion, electronics and home and garden.

eBay will work with external logistics partners, who will pack, store and ship products from warehouses across the US, reducing the shipping burden for sellers and improving the shopping experience for consumers.

Sellers opting for the service will also benefit from eBay-branded packaging.

“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 US.

“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.”

eBay sellers send around 1.5 million packages per day in the US.