eBay Strikes Deal with UPS, Offering Sellers Discounted Shipping

According to the Washington Post, eBay is the second largest customer of the USPS, generating $743 million in fiscal 2019 revenue, after only Amazon at $2.3 billion. So, any defection of shippers over to UPS could prove painful for the cash-strapped and red ink-stained agency.

“Delivery and scan delays persist, and we are monitoring not only the delays but ongoing negotiations in Washington,” eBay said in an Aug. 11 note to sellers. Actions included extending estimated delivery dates and extending protection against “shipper defects due to carrier delays” indefinitely, “as long as strains on carriers affect delivery dates.” This means seller ratings will not be impacted if the carrier is at fault for delays.

In an Aug. 31 letter to a Congressional committee, embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said there was significant delivery performance increases across categories, while acknowledging it had suffered in late July and early August as changes were implemented. But a simple Google search reveals that USPS delivery delay complaints remain rampant.


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Good. Less parcel load. Since the PO refuses to compensate us for 65% parcel load increase after covid I’m glad they are losing business

So true it’s got to stop one one or another

One way or another sorry exhausted from another twelve hour day

Thank you! Next…?

hey ups will trade eBay for amazon

We are so busy setting up Amazon we are forgetting our true customers shame maybe when Amazon get completely up and running we’ll start to remember our other customers no one in management will listen the rural carriers are killing themselves just management can run us in the ground and we only get paid for eight hours when we are working twelve