The eBay purchasing platform decided to create its own logistics network. From next year it will offer Managed Delivery service to sellers.
eBay took the example from Amazon’s successful “experiment” and opted for its own logistics. From the beginning of 2020, Managed Delivery will offer sellers the ability to store, package and ship products directly through their logistics partners. According to the company, this should shorten the delivery time and ensure lower shipping costs. According to Devin Wenig, President and CEO of eBay, this solution is expected to be profitable for retailers and will be most profitable for those who sell a large number of items in the electronics, home, garden and fashion categories. As the American company argues, buyers will also be satisfied with the new service. The products purchased by them as part of the Managed Delivery will be packed in robust and sustainable packaging, and the entire transport process will be traceable via the Internet. The service will only be available in the United States, where eBay retailers send around 1.5 million parcels every day.
Why did Amazon engage in transport?
Amazon, in turn, began to take its first and major steps in logistics in order to achieve independence. This is evidenced by Amazon Flex, Seller Flex, or the Amazon Prime Air program. By taking over a large part of logistics processes, the e-commerce giant was able to reduce costs and become independent of its current logistics service providers. Last year, the company ordered 20,000 vans and created the Amazon Logistics programme to attract partners who will deliver to the cities. Prescout.com states that the company wants to go one step further and offer transport services to other companies.