eBay Partners With UPS For New Shipping Options 

By Dan Anderson ● September 5, 2020
  • eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) is partnering with United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) to offer more shipping options for eBay sellers

eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) is partnering with United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) to offer more shipping options for eBay sellers. The full launch of the new shipping option (UPS as an integrated service) will be available to all sellers by the end of September.

“We’re always looking for new ways to ensure our sellers have the tools they need to successfully run their businesses on eBay,” said eBay 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.”

With the integration, UPS will be added to eBay Labels. And it will be available in both desktop and mobile in order to save sellers time and money while also bringing together order details, customer information, label printing, and shipment tracking in one place. This relationship also provides several new features for selling and shipping on eBay through UPS, including:

– Seller Savings — Discounts of up to 48% off UPS Ground shipments and up to 62% on daily rates for UPS 2nd Day Air service, including various waived or discounted surcharges. And when printing UPS labels through eBay, savings are automatic: no need to sign up.

– Convenience — More than 85,000 drop off locations, including designated nearby UPS Access Point locations such as The UPS Store, Michaels, CVS, and local independent retailers, or UPS Drop Boxes for 24/7 availability. 

– Flexible and reliable shipping options for supporting sellers in offering their customers the service suited for their needs whether it is overnight or ground. And the option to ship six days a week – including Saturdays.

– Domestic UPS shipping options on eBay will include UPS Ground, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, and UPS Next Day Air. And the new program will be available to all sellers later this month.