eBay Fulfilment and eBay Shipping launched in Germany
eBay has launched two new services in Germany to help retailers selling their products online: eBay Fulfilment and eBay Shipping. With the fulfilment program and logistics solutions, eBay sellers are now in the position to offer next day delivery.
After the pilot project has been completed successfully, eBay Germany will now start the program in the beta phase. Under the name Multichannel Logistik Services, eBay offers two kinds of services: fulfilment program eBay Fulfilment and logistics solution eBay Shipping. The fulfilment program is done in cooperation with Fiege, Hermes and Plentymarkets, while eBay Versand (eBay Shipping) is done together with DPD.
Qualified for subscription service eBay Plus
When online retailers use these services, they automatically qualify for eBay Plus, a subscription service for buyers that offer fast and free premium shipping, free returns and premium customer services. For retailers, this gives them better visibility, eBay-paid returns and even an additional 20 percent discount on the sales commission when they process all eBay Plus order on the same day.
“As a leading global trading company, we believe that logistics is of strategic importance to improve the buyer and seller experience on our platform”, Michael Pasch, senior director of Loyalty & Logistics on eBay, says. “With our new logistics services, we help our dealers to meet the ever-increasing demands of their customers for fast, reliable delivery. At the same time, by participating in eBay Plus, sellers will benefit from additional sales and take over the return costs for all eBay Plus items through eBay.”
Can eBay compete with Amazon?
There has been quite some negativity towards eBay in Germany, with retailers complaining the ecommerce company is lagging behind, while its biggest competitor Amazon is dominating the online market in Germany. Now finally, eBay has found a more interesting way to let German retailers sell through its platform.