eBay’s Same-Day Service Hits PCs

by Ryan Hauck | July 23, 2013 2:57 pm

eBay Now, the online auctioneer’s same-day shipping service[1], is now accessible by PC, TechCrunch reports[2]. It had previously been available only through mobile devices.

Dane Glasgow, eBay’s (EBAY[3]) VP of Mobile & Local, cited customer trends in explaining the shift. The 21% of eBay users who access the site by both a desktop or laptop and a smartphone or tablet make up 44% of purchases.

The company is also expanding eBay Now – which currently operated in San Francisco, San Jose and parts of New York – to Brooklyn, Queens, Chicago, Dallas, and a larger swath of the Bay Area Peninsula. The service partners with local retailers to offer one hour delivery on purchases over $25 for a $5 fee.

Same day delivery is quickly becoming a must for online retailers, with Amazon (AMZN[4]), Google[5] (GOOG[6]), and Wal-Mart[7] (WMT[8]) all offering their own services.

Endnotes:
  1. the online auctioneer’s same-day shipping service: http://investorplace.com/2012/08/sorry-amazon-ebay-announces-same-day-shipping/
  2. TechCrunch reports: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/ebay-brings-same-day-delivery-service-ebay-now-to-desktop-prepares-regional-expansions/
  3. EBAY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EBAY
  4. AMZN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMZN
  5. Google: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/google-moves-forward-with-same-day-delivery-push/
  6. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  7. Wal-Mart: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/wal-mart-may-join-same-day-delivery-battle/
  8. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT

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