Ebay Rolling Out Same Day Shipping

6 Aug

Ebay Rolling Out Same Day Shipping

From Tech Crunch:

eBay today invited some San Francisco users to a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now. An iOS app, eBay Now’s beta will let SF residents get $5 same-day shipping on products from local stores. It’s now signing up users for an “exclusive beta”. Anyone can register, and those admitted should get a download link soon.

Startups like TaskRabbit and Uber have given consumers a taste of instant gratification, and now it seems eBay wants to deliver the same satisfaction. We are witnessing the rise of convenience tech.

Rakesh Agrawal tweeted about being invited to eBay Now this morning. It only works for purchases over $25, but beta testers get $15 off their first eBay Now order plus free shipping on their first three orders before a $5 delivery fee kicks in.

[Update: I’ve gotten some more details from eBay. You can eBay Now from any store on its Milo platform, the service is open to SF residents M-Sat 9am to 9pm and Sunday 9am-6pm, and deliveries can arrive in as little as an hour but a store must be open at least a half hour after an order is place. Partnered stores include Macy’s, Toys’R’Us, Target, and Best Buy. Those invited will get prioritized for access before general signups. Finally, eBay will be gauging user interest to figure out product updates and whether to further roll out eBay Now.]


One Response to “Ebay Rolling Out Same Day Shipping”

  1. DMHJ August 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Makes me think of that spoof on Amazon next day shipping.. “yesterday shipping”

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