eBay has announced that it is to bring super-fast eBay Now deliveries to the UK, having launched the service in 2012 in the US.
President of eBay Devin Wenig says that eBay Now is to launch in the UK “early in the new year”.
Ebay Now is a super-quick delivery service that’s as quick as an hour, and offers deliveries to your location as well as to your home address.
Wenig says eBay Now will initially launch in London, before presumably spreading to other UK cities later in the year. In the US, it’s currently available in New York City, San Francisco and San Jose.
The service is based around orders from local, large Market sellers, so the items available through the eBay Now service will be judged from a location-based search. The US roster of signed-up stores suggests it’ll only be the biggest retailers that’ll offer Now delivery – US stores include Walmart, Walgreens, Radio Shack and Toys R Us.
The announcement was made alongside the outing of a new partnership with Argos that’ll let you collect goods bought from many eBay Marketplace sellers from Argos stores.
eBay hasn’t yet announced pricing for eBay Now in the UK, but in the US it costs $5 per order so expect it to cost around £5 mark for British consumers.
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