SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, eBay and Shyp announced an extension of their shipping integration into the Los Angeles market to further help sellers from coast to coast get organized just in time for Spring Cleaning. Building on the success from initial pilots in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, the expansion will help equip consumers with an easy, optimized selling and shipping experience. Shyp will pick up the items you sold within 20 minutes, professionally pack them, and mail them straight to buyer on your behalf.
eBay & Shyp Make Online Selling Easy
Together, eBay and Shyp are solving one of the biggest pain points of selling online — shipping. Partnering with Shyp is another way that eBay is making the online selling process easier for everyone — from first-time, casual sellers, to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Shyp’s pickup and packaging fees will be waived for eBay sellers through June 30, so they can enjoy at-home item pickups and expert packaging free of charge, visit: www.ebay.com/shyp.
“We’re excited to expand our partnership with Shyp to make selling on eBay even easier,” said Vincent Payen, Head of Consumer Selling for eBay North America. “Coupled with the eBay Valet mail-in and drop-off programs, we’re continuing to provide our sellers with tailored experiences that make the selling and shipping process on eBay seamless. With access to eBay’s large online shopping audience, customers have the best chance to get top dollar for their items along with a simple way to both declutter their space and earn extra money this spring.”
Season for Selling: Spring is the Perfect Time to Get Organized & Sell
Spring cleaning season is upon us, and studies have shown that on average, the American consumer has thousands of dollars worth of goods sitting unused around the house. With a global community of over 160 million active buyers, there is always an eBay shopper in search of the apparel, electronics, other household items, and one-of-a-kind items that you’re looking to let go of this spring. Now, with Shyp, you can take comfort in a quick & seamless end-to-end selling experience on eBay.
“We’re so excited to expand our integration with eBay to streamline the shipping experience for sellers in our markets,” said Kevin Gibbon, CEO, Shyp. “Starting Shyp was inspired by my experience as an eBay seller — my goal was to create a service catered to their unique needs. We’re proud to offer sellers this optimized experience, and it’s thrilling to come full circle in such a personal way.”
How the eBay and Shyp Integration Works
Shyp will pick up the items you sold, professionally pack them, and mail them straight to the buyer on your behalf. eBay sellers can connect their eBay account to the Shyp app to see an itemized feed of their recently sold items. They can then select items they’d like to ship, and request a pickup. Within 20 minutes, a Shyp courier will arrive at their door to take care of the rest.
In addition to offering expert packaging, Shyp also compares prices across carriers to find the lowest available shipping rate on the seller’s behalf. Once picked up, Shyp automatically marks sellers’ items as ‘Shipped,’ notifies the buyer, and updates sellers with tracking info within the same day of a requested pickup. Simply download Shyp from the App Store or Google Play and sync your account to get started.
eBay & Shyp By the Numbers (Pilot Results)
- Nearly half of the eBay sellers who used Shyp had never sold on eBay previously
- Repeat usage rate of 53% among who’ve tried the service
- Most commonly sold item categories: 1). Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, 2). Cell Phones & Accessories, 3). Computer/Tablets & Networking, 4). Video Games & Consoles
- Customer satisfaction score (NPS) is 94
- Most successful first-time seller made $4,500 in 16 days
- Most expensive eBay item shipped: a $6,677 Leica camera lens
eBay By the Numbers
- eBay has 162 million active buyers
- Virtually all of the items on eBay are backed by a Money Back Guarantee
- 80% of merchandise sold on eBay is new
- ~85% of GMV on eBay is fixed price
- 800 million listings at any given time
- There are 300 million searches each day on eBay
- eBay apps have been downloaded 304 million times across the globe
- A pair of shoes is sold every 2 seconds
- Women’s accessories are sold every 3 seconds
- An iPad is sold every 11 seconds
- Headphones are sold every 12 seconds
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
Shyp is the easiest way to send anything, anywhere in the world. The on-demand shipping and packaging company is on a mission to make shipping items anywhere in the world as easy as possible. Shyp is transforming how consumers sell online, send gifts and return online purchases. Shyp is available for iOS and Android devices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. A high growth strategy is in place for more cities across the United States. www.shyp.com