Global online marketplace eBay is set to expand its digital presence with the launch of Managed Delivery in the US in 2020.
Managed Delivery is a cost-effective fulfilment service that is designed to allow customers to shop for millions of products and have them delivered to their homes.
The company will provide the service to fulfil orders placed on eBay and other online platforms.
Sellers with high-volume inventory can use the service to cater consumer demand, as well as reduce cost and complexity.
It also allows sellers to store, pack and ship their products – leveraging various warehouses through the retailer’s logistics partners.
Managed Delivery will be powered through a global technology platform and will be operated by third-party partners enabling sellers to manage their inventory through Seller Hub and other industry-standard solutions.
It also allows sellers to provide free shipping option to buyers with reliable and faster delivery service.
eBay president and CEO Devin Wenig said: “A common request we hear from our high-velocity sellers is to help make delivery of high-volume items easy and fast.
“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, while improving the shopping experience and making unboxing fun for buyers.”
Sellers eligible for Managed Delivery will also receive various benefits, such as reduced fulfilment costs, customer support and protection on shipments, simplified and faster shipping, increased sales, and eco-friendly eBay branded packaging for orders.
The service will offer fast delivery, the ability to monitor their packages, free shipping on products, enhanced customer support, and more to buyers.
In April this year, eBay added Google pay to its arsenal of payment options to enhance customer payment choices.