FedEx and eBay Team Up to Offer eBay Valet Drop-Off Program
Posted on May 16, 2016
FedEx and eBay have teamed up to offer the eBay Valet Drop-Off Program at over 1,600 FedEx Office locations. The eBay Valet program handles every aspect of the selling process for the customer.
The partnering companies say all a customer has to do to sell an item with eBay Valet is bring it to a FedEx Office location. A FedEx Office employee will pack and ship the items to an eBay Valet processing center. There the items or items will be listed, sold and shipped to the buyer. Once an item sells the customer will receive payment via PayPal. Customers will also receive updates and notifications throughout the selling process.
Laura Chambers, Vice President of Consumer Selling, eBay, says in a statement, "As a pioneer in peer-to-peer selling, eBay understands that ease and flexibility are critical for consumers looking to sell online. That's why we're investing in solutions and offerings that streamline every stage of the selling process – from listing, to shipping, to successful sales. Our relationship with FedEx Office allows us to offer even more choices to consumers looking to get the most money for their items with the least amount of work … and the peace of mind it will arrive safely."
The service will become available at FedEx Office stores over the coming months. You can also ship items to eBay Valet yourself.Update: eBay closed its eBay Valet program in 2018 about two years after teaming up with FedEx. See eCommerceBytes for details of the program's closure.