09 June 2010
eBay Advertising today announces the launch of the Delivery Services Hub, a central point on eBay.co.uk for shipping, courier and delivery companies offering choice, value and selection to the tens of thousands of business and private sellers on the UK’s leading online marketplace.
The eBay Delivery Services Hub (available at http://partner.ebay.co.uk/delivery-services) provides a single destination where shipping carriers (including lead sponsor Safestore) purchase ‘blocks’ of space to showcase their offerings exclusive to eBay users. Daily deals and special offers will provide customers with the choice of reduced costs and cheaper alternatives for delivery.
eBay.co.uk will promote the Delivery Services Hub with a minimum of 100 million mixed format advertising impressions each month across the homepage, search results pages, category pages and My eBay pages of the eBay network.
This initiative marks the first time the eBay.co.uk has secured discounts for postage or shipping for its users based on their collective purchasing power, and allows smaller and more specialist shipping companies to promote themselves easily and effectively on the site.
Paul Haydock, Director, myParcelDelivery.com said “eBay’s move to create a Delivery Services Hub again demonstrates its commitment to continually improving the selling experience of its users. The introduction of the Shipping Hub will create a more ‘complete’ eBay selling experience – where sellers have full control exactly how they ship & track their deliveries.”
Phillip Rinn, Director of Advertising Partnerships, UK and EMEA of eBay Advertising, UK said: “On eBay there are 30 million live listings at any given time, and over 200 million items sold a year which need to be shipped. The launch of the Delivery Services Hub is the first real opportunity for shipping companies to advertise their services to prospective customers, and for us to deliver a choice of shipping options to our customers, enabling them to reap the benefits of reduced delivery costs.”