- 18 November 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
UK eBay marketplace sellers are now able to drop off parcels at InPost’s 2,500 parcel lockers for onward delivery to their customers. This is thanks to a deal struck between eBay and InPost.
The move widens the delivery options for sellers and buyers on the marketplace and potentially increases the reach of sellers who are seeing a rush of orders long before Christmas due to supply chain shortages.
Using the InPost parcel locker network for deliveries is easy, with the seller only needing to scan their barcode and drop the parcel off. This avoids the hassle of joining queues at parcel shops and Post Offices to do the same.
InPost parcel lockers are available 24/7 and are in convenient locations such as supermarkets, petrol stations and train stations. To celebrate the partnership, 250 parcel lockers have been co-branded with eBay.
The customer-to-customer (C2C) market has seen strong growth on eBay, with a survey in March this year showing that 67% of UK sellers are selling pre-owned goods to earn more cash.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with eBay to ensure that marketplace sellers have access to a convenient, flexible and time-saving delivery option that genuinely works in tandem with their normal routines. We see this as just the first step as InPost are continually delivering new and exciting products that companies like eBay can use to improve the lives of their buyers and sellers.
“We know online marketplaces such as eBay offer an important revenue stream for many entrepreneurs and casual sellers – particularly in the run up to Christmas, and today’s partnership ensures that those sellers have access to quick and easy ways to get their products to buyers.”
Murray Lambell, GM of eBay UK: “At eBay, we’re committed to providing the right tools and levers to streamline the selling experience and to help our sellers make more money and boost sales. Our partnership with InPost ensures that sellers have greater choice in the delivery options available to them, presenting a convenient method of postage which can save both time and money – which is all the more crucial during this busy trading period.”