eBay “retires” eBay Now delivery service in US

eBay “retires” eBay Now delivery service in US

Online giant eBay has announced that it is terminating its eBay Now same-day delivery service in the US – but it will continue to pilot scheduled delivery in the UK. In a notice posted on its press room blog yesterday (27 July), eBay said: “We are retiring the eBay Now service in the U.S., including the local Brooklyn pilot program.

“Last year, we retired our eBay Now app and brought the program’s delivery capabilities and many participating merchants’ inventory into our core mobile apps.

“This significantly reduced our dependency on a separate standalone service.

“While we saw encouraging results with the eBay Now service, we always intended it as a pilot, and we are now exploring delivery and pick-up/drop-off programs that are relevant to many more of our 25 million sellers, and that cover a wider variety of inventory that consumers tell us they want. We will continue to pilot scheduled delivery in the UK.”

As previously reported, eBay acquired the  same-day delivery start-up Shutl in 2013 in order to ramp up the eBay Now service. However, it struggled to make much headway in this tough market. Observers said that it has had more success with click & collect – and yesterday’s announcement suggests that eBay will be looking to develop this service further.


Relevant Directory Listings

Listing image


Around the globe, the rise of digital and mobile is disrupting the very nature of the postal industry. Today’s postal challenges – dramatic decline of letter mail, remarkable growth in parcel volume and competition, skyrocketing expectations around speed and customer experience – are intensified by […]

Find out more

Other Directory Listings


MER Magazine

The Mail & Express Review (MER) Magazine is our quarterly print publication. Packed with original content and thought-provoking features, MER is a must-read for those who want the inside track on the industry.


P&P Poll


Which stories do you most like reading about on Post & Parcel?

Thank you for voting
You have already voted on this poll!
Please select an option!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This