Pitney Bowes has announced it will retain its contract to power fulfilment on the eBay Global Shipping Program in the USA. The partnership, which has been in place since 2012, focuses on providing a secure and easy way for US-based eBay sellers to “sell internationally and ship domestically” through eBay’s Global Shipping Program (GSP).
You’ll be familiar with the GSP from a UK perspective no doubt and the USA service available to merchants on eBay.com works in a similar manner.
Through GSP, eBay sellers based in the US gain access to millions of buyers worldwide and Pitney Bowes helps manage the complexities of cross-border ecommerce transactions and shipments. Every step, from calculating duties and taxes, to completing customs forms, to international shipping and tracking, is managed through the program. All a seller needs to do is despatch the goods to a domestic address and GSP handles the overseas shipping. As Pitney Bowes say in their statement:
The Global Shipping Program gives us the unique opportunity to work with one of the largest ecommerce players in the world, as well as millions of small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow their sales internationally. Pitney Bowes and eBay provide the foundation for GSP, but its incredible growth is a testament to the drive and creativity of eBay sellers. GSP attracts millions of buyers every year and we look forward to continuing to help eBay and its sellers meet their demands.
– Lila Snyder, President, Commerce Services, Pitney Bowes
GSP is one of the easiest ways available to eBay merchants to embrace international trade and cross-border selling. Of particular value and interest is the fact that eBay will not ding sellers on feedback or DSRs as long as the goods get to the in-country depot. If there is a problem further down the line, they will take responsibility.