eBay announces new partnership with InPost to increase delivery options
InPost, the out-of-home and e-commerce delivery company, has announced a new partnership with global marketplace eBay, signalling InPost’s continued expansion in the UK.
eBay marketplace sellers will now have access to InPost’s 2,500 parcel lockers for the first time, enabling them to drop off parcels at lockers for onward delivery to buyers’ homes.
The partnership expands the delivery options available to sellers at a time when many may be looking to capitalise on the increased appetite from consumers to complete their holiday shopping early due to supply chain shortages.
Sellers simply are required to scan their bar code and drop the parcel off. Available 24/7, and positioned at convenient locations such as train stations and supermarkets, lockers are placed to ensure maximum flexibility.
InPost has confirmed 250 lockers across the UK will be co-branded with eBay, to celebrate the partnership.
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, General Manager 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.”