Online auction firm eBay has announced a new pilot ‘drop-off’ service, at two Argos stores in Crawley.
Local eBay sellers will be able to drop off a sold item at an Argos store and have it shipped directly to their buyer.
With a fixed delivery price and high street locations, the new service aims to make life easier for sellers by taking the tasks of packaging and posting off their hands.
The service is priced to compete with traditional shipping methods, and takes away the hassle of working out postage costs and queueing to drop off an item.
Tanya Lawler, eBay’s UK vice president, said: “We’re leading the way in giving people convenience when they shop online, so it makes perfect sense to extend this for when they sell online too.
“When we launched ‘Click & Collect at Argos’ we shook up the industry by allowing smaller sellers and their customers to take advantage of extra convenience and efficiency.
“Now, by expanding our partnership, we’re using our expertise to make life easier – and selling smoother – for individuals too.”
Crawley is one of just four UK towns selected to take part in this pilot. The new service is available now at Argos stores in Kingsgate, RH10 1EN; and County Oak Retail Park, RH11 7XN.
Sellers will be able to post a parcel, which will be fully tracked and signed for, from £3.80.
More details are available at: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/drop-off/