Today, uShip and eBay announced a partnership that will provide eBay users with more shipping options.
eBay customers who purchase items that weigh over 150 pounds will now have the option to choose Ship delivery.
The uShip shipping option will first be offered in eBay Motors’ U.S. vehicles, motorcycles, boats, ATVs and more, however , this spring more categories will offer uShip services.
According to a press release from uShip, within a year, uShip services will be integrated into the “global eBay properties.”
For many, the cost or logistics of buying and shipping non-conventinal items prevented customers from purchasing oversized goods outside their local areas. uShip will provide eBay users with better, cheeper shipping options.
“Many of my items don’t meet conventional shipping size requirements, and packing and crating quickly gets too expensive and time consuming,” said Don, owner of Red Rooster Antiques & Design Center in New Braunfels, Texas (eBay ID: cool-stuff-in-texas), who’s shipped everything from vintage signs and oversized disco balls to a 7-foot Bob’s Big Boy statue. “I knew there had to be a better way.”
“While LTP on eBay represents a small percentage of total items sold, larger items tend be have higher selling prices so represent a disproportionately high share of Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV),” uShip states.
“uShip’s agreement with eBay is a natural fit for several reasons,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “First, we’ve spent the last 10 years pioneering collaborative consumption and building a global network of more than 500,000 registered carriers that can handle LTP specialty shipments, whether that’s vehicles, heavy equipment, household goods, traditional freight or the truly unusual.”
“Second, eBay users are very familiar with uShip’s eBay-like feedback system, which helps them choose a carrier from among those with an average score greater than 97 percent positive. And finally, price – eBay buyers have saved $20M in shipping costs through uShip. For transporter service providers on uShip, this translates into more opportunity with extremely high-intent shipping customers,” said Chasen.
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