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eBay UK Sweeps: Forget Delivery, Pick up Orders In-Store

eBay kicked off a sweepstakes to encourage shoppers to use its Click & Collect service when purchasing items from sellers. Buyers who choose to pickup their eBay orders at a participating Argos department store instead of having sellers ship packages directly to them will be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes.

eBay UK began testing the program last year and opened it up to all sellers this summer. To qualify, sellers must offer “Fast & Free” free shipping, use certain services from one of eBay’s designated carriers, and meet package size and weight requirements.

Shoppers must link their Facebook account with eBay in order to participate in the sweepstakes – eBay Click & Collect will receive the buyers’ public Facebook profile and email address. Buyers must have a valid PayPal account to be eligible to receive the grand prize.

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There are 14 daily prize drawings and one grand prize drawing. Fifty daily prize winners will be selected at random in each daily drawing and will receive a 20-pound eBay voucher. The grand prize winner will receive a 1,000-pound PayPal credit.

eBay explains how it works:

  • Choose the Click & Collect delivery option – Select Click & Collect when you pay at checkout and choose the store you’d like to collect your parcel from, including over 650 Argos stores.
  • Wait for your collection notification – When your parcel is ready to collect, we’ll send you an e-mail notification (and SMS if you’ve selected this option) with a collection code.
  • Pick up your parcel – Use your collection code at your chosen store and collect your parcel – it’s that simple! Just present your code on your phone/tablet – there’s no need to print anything.

The sweepstakes promotion kicked off on November 26 and runs through December 9, 2014, see more information on the eBay website.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. Send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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