Royal Mail enhance Click & Drop service for eBay sellers

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Some of you may already print your postage online and pay by PayPal. The service has been enhanced and rebranded as Click & Drop.

Click & Drop allows eBay sellers to integrate their selling account with the Royal Mail system that allows easy purchase and printing of postage labels. Crucially, there is no need for manual inputting the address of each individual buyer. You can then drop your parcels at a Post Office or into a local post box.

Currently, Click & Drop is limited to Royal Mail’s domestic parcel services, 1st and 2nd Class, Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, Signed For 1st and 2nd Class. Cleverly, the system will check the delivery postcode to reduce chance of a misdelivery. You can pay by PayPal or credit an debit cards. You can check out the service on the Royal Mail website here.

Nick Landon, Managing Director of Royal Mail Parcels, said: “Royal Mail is very pleased to introduce Click & Drop. 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.”

Future planned enhancements to the service include the launch of international tariffs and an integration with and Parcelforce Worldwide, both of which are expected later in the year. Royal Mail will also be connecting the new system with business accounts in due course too.

Has anyone had a chance to use the new system?

9 Responses

  1. does this mean i will be able to use my current system – smartstamp through ebay??

    or have i missed the point?

  2. Royal mail need to improve tracking options and service
    Its a bit rich when a russian web site gives you more detailed tracking information than royal mails own

  3. Nope, we use a franking machine.

    50p for first class and 37p for second, plus bigger savings on larger items.

    Even with rental / contract costs, still miles cheaper.

  4. From the Royal Mail Click and Drop press release – **** “Royal Mail research reveals one in four (24 per cent) UK SME online e-retailers plans to start using online marketplaces to increase sales in 2015” **** – I’m guessing these 1 in 4 are those who currently DO NOT use an online marketplace to supplement their own website sales. I would be amazed if it is 24% of all e-retailers!

  5. Label prints A5 size on A4 paper, doh! No good for me then. Why can’t they print on A4 postage or address labels with 8 or other per A4 sheet? Other RM tools do eg Smartstamp so wouldn’t be hard surely!

    I’ll try it once but something tells me it’s just not going to be good enough or fast enough. I may need to print 20 or 30 large letter at a time so not really suitable for ‘regular eBay Seller’

    Also, it wants you do download an Adobe Reader, be careful to untick the box or you’ll be getting MacAfee with it!

    Will update as I use it … or not 😀

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