eBay, the largest online e-commerce platform will start to rolling out a new fulfillment service for sellers on eBay.com later this year
The company did not disclosed many details, such as branding or fees. Spokeswoman Johnna Hoff said the San Jose, Calif., company will launch a fulfillment service, as it is known in the parlance of online commerce.
Sucharita Mulpuru, an analyst with Forrester Research, said: “We’ll see how competitive eBay actually is able to be,” she said. “Shoppers love Amazon because the merchant usually is forced to offer all the usual Amazon shipping promos when they use FBA, and that’s a difficult competitive point to match.”
Johnna Hoff said the program will be a pilot program tested by some U.S. and China-based sellers. “We plan to run the test later this year to help facilitate fulfillment and delivery processes to further improve the shopping and selling experience on eBay,” she said. One goal of the fulfillment service will be to cut down delivery times for eBay sellers in China.