eBay will be starting with Top Rated Sellers so if your listings are eligible you may be amongst the first. They’ll continue to add the option to listings but it’ll be 2015 before every seller starts to see them.
How to qualify
- Offer FAST & FREE delivery
- Use 1 of the 5 selected carriers; Royal Mail, Yodel, UPS, Parcelforce or DPD.
- Use 1 of the specified services from these carriers.
Royal Mail Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail 1st Class, Royal Mail 1st ClassSigned For, Royal Mail Special Delivery™ 1.00pm, Royal Mail Special Delivery™ 9.00am, Royal Mail Tracked 24 Parcelforce Parcelforce 24, Parcelforce 48 UPS UPS Next Day (UPS Express & UPS Standard) DPD DPD Next Day, DPD Two Day Yodel Yodel 24, Yodel 48
- Meet the weight and dimension limits (Max 20kg. No one side of the parcel can exceed 120cm and the second-longest side can’t exceed 76cm, including packaging)
You must ensure that if you currently use ‘Other 24 hour’ or ‘Other 48 hour courier’ you’ll need to update your listing(s) to reflect 1 of the 5 selected carriers. Also make sure you add the weight & dimensions to all of your listings.
Should you offer Click and Collect?
We’ve heard from many readers that they’re not interested in Click and Collect and would prefer to have their items delivered to home. We understand that, Click and Collect isn’t for everyone. The fact remains however that many of your customers obviously do want to collect their parcels at a convenient location at a time of their preference and that’s why Click and Collect should be of interest to you.
If you already offer one of the qualifying services all you need do is make sure that you enter weight and dimensions when listing. From then on the one and only difference between delivering to a customers home or work address is that there’ll be a 6 digit identifier code in the second line of the address. Whichever software package you use to produce your labels will automatically print this out, or if you cut and paste addresses or hand write them you’ll need to include this code.
How close is your nearest Argos Click and Collect Store?
To find out where you nearest Click and Collect Argos shop is simply go to any listing offering Click and Collect and click on the Postage Tab. Sadly I won’t be using the service any time soon as the local Newbury store still isn’t offering the service. To use Click and Collect I’d have a 26 mile round trip and that’s just not going to happen.
How near is your nearest Argos store offering Click and Collect? Hopefully it’s nearer than mine and you can test the service out and let us know what you think.