The integration will unlock new selling and shipping options, including discounts ranging from 48 percent to 62 percent, which will be made available automatically. The company will also add 85,000 drop-off locations for eBay shoppers, in addition to CVS and Michaels stores.
“We’re always looking for new ways to ensure our sellers have the tools they need to successfully run their businesses on eBay,” said Vice President of Seller Operations and Engagement Marni Levine. “Customers want and expect to receive their packages in the fastest and most reliable way possible, which is why our collaboration with UPS comes at such a critical moment. eBay is proud to deliver sellers more choice and flexibility when it comes to their shipping, which also benefits our buyers.”
eBay’s move to expand its partnership comes after its failed efforts to lobby lawmakers to keep the postal service affordable and reliable.
Even though Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently pledged that not to make any further changes to the management of the postal service until after the Nov. 3 election, USPS’ services continue to be delayed, especially for priority mail.
The UPS integration is expected to help eBay facilitate a smoother shipping experience during the holiday season and protect its sellers from the delivery surcharges being levied by USPS, UPS and FedEx during the holiday season.