EBay today announced a new perk that promises packages in three days or less.
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EBay will start rolling out Guaranteed Delivery this summer for shoppers in the US. At launch, the service will be available for 20 million items, many of which will offer free shipping. Shoppers will also soon be able to search for and filter items by one- and two-day delivery.
"While the majority of items on eBay already ship within 3 days or less, as well as for free, Guaranteed Delivery will give shoppers even faster delivery options and the confidence that their items will arrive on time," eBay's Senior Vice President of North America Hal Lawton said in a statement.
With Guaranteed Delivery, shoppers can rest assured that their items will arrive in no more than three days. Sellers will guarantee delivery dates, letting buyers know exactly when their order will arrive. If an item doesn't make it on time, eBay will refund the cost of shipping or give you a coupon that can be used towards your next purchase if the shipping was free. If the item arrived late and you no longer need or want it, you'll be able to return it at no cost.
Sellers who are interested in participating can sign up for more information on eBay's Guaranteed Delivery page. EBay said it will prominently present guaranteed listings, giving participating sellers more exposure.
The new feature comes after Walmart in January lowered its free 2-day shipping requirements and nixed its Amazon Prime-like ShippingPass service, which promised free two-day shopping on all orders for $49 a year. Walmart customers can now get free two-day shipping with a minimum purchase of $35 (instead of $50).