eBay launches beta version of same-day delivery app for iOS, eBay Now

Macworld Australia Staff
6 August, 2012
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eBay has launched a beta version of the eBay Now app for iOS, offering residents in  San Francisco’s CBD a US$5 same-day delivery service for purchases of more than US$25 from local retailers.

The online retail giant rolled out the mobile  service over the weekend by sending invitations via email to registered San Fransisco users, with an added incentive of a US$15 discount for their first purchase and free delivery for their first three orders. Currently delivery fees are charged per item, with no option for combined delivery charges available yet.

eBay Now enables bidders to select items for sale, shortly after a ‘Shopping Assistant’ will contact the buyer to organise the transaction, including confirming the purchase via phone call, facilitating the payment  and delivering the goods to the nominated address on the same day of purchase.

eBay has partnered with several major US retailers for the service, including Target, Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Best Buy. To date, there is no word on when the app will launch in other countries, including Australia.


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