Royal Mail get cosier with eBay

15 January 2015

Royal Mail The Royal Mail are hoping to cash-in with online shopping a bit better by teaming up with eBay.

The new Click & Drop service is made to make the process of delivering eBay purchases a lot easier, along with a online postage and label set-up that will integrate with the eBay account, with optional PayPal business too.

By extending the options for payment, marketplace sellers can now choose at how they'd like to cover the cost of their postage, by using the proceeds generated from their marketplace sales. Royal Mail will also be offering customers a choice of delivery options including 1st and 2nd Class, Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, Signed For 1st and 2nd Class.

Later in the year, customers will also be able to send items abroad or use Parcelforce Worldwide services. Customers will be able to post their items in a postbox or drop off at one of 11,500 Post Office branches nationwide.

Royal Mail have put this move down to some research that revealed that almost a quarter of all UK small to medium businesses would be using online shopping portals to increase their sales in the next 12 months.

Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels, said: "Royal Mail is very pleased to introduce Click & Drop, our new parcels online postage solution for eBay sellers. This is part of Royal Mail's programme of investment in IT to support customers and make it easier for them to do business with us. The new solution allows eBay sellers to integrate their accounts, enabling them to manage their orders more easily."

Two solutions there. Well done Mr Landon.


  • Rob
    Would be good if you could "click and drop" although no doubts you will still have to queue up in the post office and have each individual parcel checked waste of time Collect Plus ~print / stick / drop off at local shop at much wider hours of the day, b
  • kingly
    Collect Plus is my go-to for large or heavy boxes. Royal Mails cheapest price for a 2kg book was £12.40 whereas Collect Plus did it for £4.95.
  • Alexis
    There £2.80 second class 'sale' was a joke. Ok if you wanted to send a kilo parcel, but not for sending something that weighs 25g and is slightly too fat to qualify for a large letter

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