eBay launches Valet Drop-Off programme

In a development of the successful eBay Valet programme in the US, eBay and FedEx Office are now offering the eBay Valet Drop-Off programme that will be available at more than 1600 FedEx Office stores in the coming months.

Under the system, which is designed to be as simple and easy to use as possible, customers will be able to bring the items they are selling to a FedEx Office centre. A FedEx team member will pack and ship the item/s to an eBay Valet processing centre to be listed, sold and shipped to the buyer. The customer will then receive payment by PayPal once the item is sold. They will also receive updates and notifications throughout the process.

“As a pioneer in peer-to-peer selling, eBay understands that ease and flexibility are critical for consumers looking to sell online. That’s why we’re investing in solutions and offerings that streamline every stage of the selling process – from listing, to shipping, to successful sales,” said Laura Chambers, Vice President of Consumer Selling, eBay.

“Our relationship with FedEx Office allows us to offer even more choices to consumers looking to get the most money for their items with the least amount of work … and the peace of mind it will arrive safely.”

With more than 162 million active buyers around the world, eBay offers significant reach for those looking to sell their goods. This system will widen the choices available to sellers and make it even easier to arrange a sale through the marketplace.

“FedEx Office continues to look for ideas and solutions that help our customers be efficient and save time and money,” said Jeff Heyman, Vice President, Retail & Supply Chain, FedEx Office. “Working with eBay reaffirms our commitment to innovation and we are excited about the possibilities this program provides consumers looking to make money from selling online.”

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