Online shopping figures continue to rise, and peaked to a record high points in the days leading up to Christmas and in the winter sales period that proceeded it.
The meteoric rise in online auction sites has been well documented but pick up only deliveries continue to provide a problem for buyers and sellers alike.
Large bulky items that cannot be delivered by standard parcel services require buyers to manage a trip to go collect it, this extra task is a step that cuts short the potential of many eBay auctions.
Online delivery marketplace Shiply is pleased to announce it's accreditation as an eBay compatible application.
By matching up deliveries with couriers already making similar journeys Shiply can help buyers who need local pickup for eBay auctions.
Shiply allows users to directly import their eBay auction for available delivery drivers to directly bid on. The competitive nature of the bidding system mirrors eBay, whereby the delivery drivers compete to offer the user the lowest price for delivery.
Shiply, founded in 2008 helps users across Europe to find local transport services and save money on deliveries.
The online auction site has served:
- 600,000 users
- 48,500 transport providers
- 1,000,000 listed deliveries
By allowing eBay buyers to fill extra capacity on vans and lorries already making journeys in the vicinity Shiply saves them up to 75% on standard delivery costs. By allowing delivery drivers to better utilize the space n their vehicles Shiply has also saved over 12,000,000kg of CO2.