Out-of-home and e-commerce delivery company InPost, has partnered with online retail giant eBay to expand last mile delivery pick-up options for customers.
InPost is expanding its services to the C2C market, after growing online sales lead to a demand for more flexible delivery options.
eBay marketplace sellers will now have access to InPost’s 2,500 parcel lockers for the first time, enabling them to drop off parcels at lockers for onward delivery to buyers’ homes. The partnership came about after a demand from customers buying goods early amid supply chain shortages.
Available 24/7, and positioned in locations such as, train stations, petrol forecourts, and grocery stores including Tesco, Morrisons, and Lidl, lockers give both the seller and the buyer more flexibility around when they drop off or pick up products. 250 InPost Lockers across the UK will be co-branded with eBay, to celebrate the partnership.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with eBay to ensure that marketplace sellers have access to a convenient, flexible and time-saving delivery option that genuinely works in tandem with their normal routines. We see this as just the first step as InPost are continually delivering new and exciting products that companies like eBay can use to improve the lives of their buyers and sellers.”
Murray Lambell, GM of eBay UK: “At eBay, we’re committed to providing the right tools and levers to streamline the selling experience and to help our sellers make more money and boost sales. Our partnership with InPost ensures that sellers have greater choice in the delivery options available to them, presenting a convenient method of postage which can save both time and money – which is all the more crucial during this busy trading period.”