eBay’s UK head office at Richmond and Rob Hattrell, VP of eBay UK, have been busy setting up an additional eBay Click & Collect network for their sellers and buyers which will add thousands of new collection points across the country.
PayPoint and eBay have signed a strategic partnership that will enable eBay sellers and buyers to access the Collect+ network for convenient click and collect parcel services. This landmark deal sees eBay become the first multi-carrier partner for CollectPlus signed by PayPoint. eBay customers will also be able to have their deliveries to Collect+ locations made by their own choice of carrier service.
eBay will initially access 2,500 selected stores within the CollectPlus network of 7,000 stores in time for the start of the busy peak season – from the beginning of October, ready for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period – with the intention to expand across the rest of the network. Whether for a Black Friday bargain or an auctioned antique, eBay customers will now have a more convenient way to receive their parcels.
“24 million customers shop with us every month. We want to make it as convenient as possible for them to get the item they’re looking for. Our partnership with CollectPlus is a great boost to our delivery options for sellers, giving customers thousands more locations to choose from when they are shopping.”
– Rob Hattrell, VP of eBay UK
“This is an exciting opportunity for our retailer network and for CollectPlus as the definitive Click and Collect solution for UK online merchants with the potential for millions of extra parcels for our store network. Convenience stores play such an important role in local communities, providing simple and convenient solutions for those with busy lives. The reach of our network ensures we’re available wherever and whenever our customers need us, – especially given the increasingly blurred lines between online and offline shopping.”
– Dominic Taylor, CEO of PayPoint
The first stores offering services to eBay customers are expected to go live in October 2018.