by Ryan Hauck | July 23, 2013 2:57 pm
eBay Now, the online auctioneer’s same-day shipping service, is now accessible by PC, TechCrunch reports. It had previously been available only through mobile devices.
Dane Glasgow, eBay’s (EBAY) 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), Google (GOOG), and Wal-Mart (WMT) all offering their own services.
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