eBay 1 hour local shop delivery? (service called “eBay now”)

Just became aware of this odd sounding service over on eBay.com can’t see it on other eBay sites. From what it looks like eBay has hooked up and become some sort of 3rd party store front for other other big name stores (theirs a list in the FAQ). Whats even more puzzling is eBay say you will get your stuff in under 1 hour? they must be using some kind of local delivery system, anyhow why do we mention this? well think about it eBay has been about the big stores for a while now and this is taking that further again, means you as a small auction seller are no longer required, eBay has a huge customer base and is basically selling you to these other stores, using the leverage of there brand name to sell stuff on there behalf… think about where this will lead and why its happening. Other stores tried this around 1999/2000 and blew out in when the “dot com” bubble popped (some famous pet store I can recall and a super market chain)

ebay now ebay.com delivery options
Like the clock its only a matter of time…

INFO Links :

www.ebay.com/now/

www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2013/07/inside-insane-logistics-ebay-now/6351/

www.ebay.com/now/faq.html

3 comments

    1. That’s a good point lol
      I don’t think that bad feedback and DSR’s matter if you can sell enough stuff or if your big enough to fight back at eBay, I remember looking at Hewlett Packard’s feedback when they had a eBay store it had 1000’s of neg’s a month but 1000’s more in sales so… Toys R Us is commonly mentioned in that too.

  1. Some sellers have thousands of sales then have 100 or less negs, its not too bad really. Even though its good odds it still makes me less likely to buy from them.

    I don’t know anything about the HP store. I know some companies I deal with have ebay shops, though the problem is I end up buying via ebay as the prices are cheaper than their own website. Id prefer to buy from the website than ebay, but the savings are sometimes huge..

    I think ebay are just trying to expand on a already broken system, its not a good move in my view. A company should have a solid foundation which works before expanding. Everything they do they upset more and more people.. House of cards..

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