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EBay 'Guaranteed Delivery' Confirmed For 20 Million Items

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Manuel Armenta | 21 Marcha, 2017, 03:07

Unlike Amazon Prime, Guaranteed Delivery is available to shoppers at no additional cost, and eBay claims that more than 20 million items on its site qualifies for the service.

Further, shoppers will also be able to search for and filter items by 1- and 2-day delivery.

- Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of North America at eBay. If a Guaranteed Delivery item misses its delivery date, buyers can have their shipping costs refunded, eBay said. If shipping for the item was free, then you'll get a voucher that can be used for your next eBay purchase.

Typically, Amazon doesn't guarantee delivery within a specific timeframe, however, so eBay's service is a bit different.

Without a doubt eBay are losing sales to Amazon.

My big problem with eBay isn't that sellers can't deliver to me tomorrow, I know hundreds of fantastic sellers that can.

Shoppers will also be able to filter their searches via shipping options.

Millions of those eligible items will also come with free shipping, according to the company's press release. In the United States, due to the size of the country, two-day delivery is pretty much equivalent to next day delivery in the UK. The Guaranteed Delivery program will not result in extra costs for sellers, but eBay says its sellers must meet "a required set of shipping standards" to be included. "Alternatively, the buyer can choose to return the item at no cost". There's no reason that if I order early in the morning that a seller can't dispatch the same day and deliver to me tomorrow.

For sellers who know the cost of shipping from their location to different regions in the U.S., and are willing to set up and maintain shipping rate tables, this new tool will allow you to more accurately tailor shipping charges to your buyer. So the company is not so much rolling out a new feature as it is highlighting an already-existing part of its culture: eBay can't actually make deliveries go faster, since it doesn't handle shipments directly.