Royal Mail get cosier 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.