Royal Mail and e-Commerce solutions provider Marketworks have teamed up to provide a one-stop-shop solution for major retailers and home shopping companies wanting to start trading on eBay.co.uk. Retailers can tap into eBay’s global trading platform, but still concentrate on core sales channels, by using the Marketworks and Royal Mail partnership to manage all aspects of an eBay operation – from storefront design, item listing and order management, online marketing activities through to product warehousing and goods fulfilment.
Founded in September 1995, eBay currently has 135 million registered members from around the world and ten million users on eBay.co.uk. People spend more time on eBay than any other online site, making it the most popular shopping destination on the Internet
Marketworks has provided eBay sales management software and services since 2000 and is eBay’s largest Certified Solution Provider facilitating more than one million transactions monthly. Through the Royal Mail partnership, Metalworks is attracting larger retailers through a complete supply chain offering, encompassing its range of management services with Royal Mail’s warehousing and fulfilment expertise.
The Royal Mail and Marketworks partnership enables retailers to use eBay as a channel to complement other sales activities, especially for trading overstock, end-of-life and refurbished items or goods that have been returned because they were not wanted, rather than damaged.
The partnership combines Royal Mail’s expertise in broader supply chain solutions and warehousing with Marketworks’ eBay and e-commerce expertise to deliver a compelling solution for merchants of all sizes.
Kyle Antcliff, vice-president international at Marketworks, says: “What we have found is that large companies want the brand exposure and growth but don’t want to deal with taking on the burden of developing a new channel. To this end, Royal Mail and Marketworks have developed a turnkey offering that aims to maximize the benefit but minimise organisational headaches associated with the channel.”