eBay Australia Woolworths deal

Online marketplace eBay Australia and Woolworths CouriersPlease have announced that they are working together on a new pilot ‘Parcel Drop Off’ service that will be available in five Woolworths stores across Sydney.

This is similar to the scheme that eBay has in place with Argos in the UK whereby sellers can have their goods delivered via Argos stores called eBay Drop Off. Local eBay sellers will be able to drop off a sold item to a Woolworths store and shipped by CouriersPlease to the buyer.

The scheme offers a fixed price delivery model that is intended to “make selling online easier”.

eBay and Woolworths have already established a good working relationship, founded on their Click and Collect partnership.

Steve Brennen, Senior Director Marketing and Retail Innovation at eBay said: “When we launched our Click and Collect partnership with Woolworths one year ago we shook up the industry by allowing smaller sellers and their customers to take advantage of extra convenience and efficiency. Now we’re using our expertise to remove some of the friction involved in selling too.

“We see this as the natural extension of a partnership that has exceeded expectations to date. The Click and Collect partnership has rolled out nationally eight months ahead of schedule with more than 10,000 sellers now taking advantage of the program that has sent an additional 200,000 shoppers into a Woolworths or BIG W store.”

Tom Windeyer, Head of Marketplace at Woolworths added: “To date, over 200,000 customers have picked up their eBay parcels in our stores, giving them a more convenient and easy shopping experience. Parcel Drop-Off is just another way we are able to help our customers with convenient solutions that suit their individual lifestyles.”