eBay fulfilment

eBay launches fulfilment service in UK like as amazon European fulfilment centres

At the end of July 2021 eBay launched its much-anticipated fulfilment service to its UK sellers. It is similar Amazon seller central EU. The end-to-end fulfilment service. Which was first introduce in Germany last year. It provide UK sellers with greater logistical management and seller protection. Not only will consumers able to keep their items in eBay warehouses, but they will also be able to use Royal Mail and Hermes delivery services. The service will include same day handling, late cut off times, a fully tracked service and the option of next day or standard delivery to your customers.

The launch, according to eBay, is in reaction to a large surge in new UK sellers. This year and growing demand from customers to buy online. A desire from existing sellers to expand their companies. Competitor, Amazon, has found the concept to be extremely successful, with over half of the UK’s top Amazon sellers reportedly.

How will it work?

Fulfilment will provide by a partnership between the online marketplace and Orange Connex. There are two primary components to the system. First, sellers will able to store their items and stock at fulfilment centres located around the United Kingdom. Birmingham and Leicester are home to the earliest of these centres.

Goods can kept and pack in these fulfilment centres. The goods will collect from these warehouses and deliver. Sellers will able to track and manage their inventory levels using a centralise integrate platform.

This leads us to the final stage of the service, delivery. The service’s delivery partners will Royal Mail and Hermes. eBay claims that with these partners, they will be able to provide next-day delivery as well as a completely track and transparent service.

eBay has also promised to provide full seller protection against delivery related issues and negative feedback. eBay is already offering end-to-end fulfilment in Germany and China. Which it says has proved very successful. Sellers taking part in eBay’s global shipping programme will also be able to integrate with the fulfilment centres and to use eBay fulfilment. There are plans to roll this out more widely in the near future.

Who will be able to use this service?

It appears that the service will available to all participating sellers. If they haven’t done so already, eBay is likely to contact sellers and offer them the option to opt in. Sellers using eBay Fulfilment by Orange Connex will able to completely integrate with the Fulfilment Centres as part of the Global Shipping Programme.

Not only will sellers be able to utilise the service for their eBay sales, but it appears that they will be able to use it for sales from their own shop or other online platforms as well. This is reflective of eBay’s commitment to provide a broader service for sellers, which has been requested by sellers for some time.

What about international sellers?

The new service will available to international sellers in eBay as well. They can sign up for the service and ship to customers in the United Kingdom. International retailers can move as much of their product as they want to the UK. Then store it in the eBay warehouse, meaning they only have to pay customs duties once. This could lead to increasing competition in the UK. Previously, they’d have to do so for each and every order.

While this is expect to attract more overseas merchants to the UK. It also provides UK sellers with the same opportunity. In fact, the fulfilment service is already accessible in Germany and China, with plans to launch in the United States in 2022. For this reason, sellers who want to grow their business into cross-border ecommerce. It should absolutely look into eBay fulfilment.

Benefits of the New Fulfilment Service

If you’re a seller that sells a lot of stuff quickly. The new eBay fulfilment service should make your life a lot easier. Because of the service’s global reach, sellers should consider relocating their inventory to other nations where they intend to sell. It’s feasible that retailers will relocate their European goods to Germany. It will take advantage of the country’s fulfilment capabilities.

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