EBay Teams Up With FedEx on Shipping to Compete With Amazon

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    EBay Teams Up With FedEx on Shipping to Compete With Amazon - Bloomberg

    EBay merchants will be able to print FedEx labels at home and ship at a discount of as much as 37 percent, said Carl Gish, EBay’s vice president of shipping. The San Jose, California- based company is also adding tracking and duty estimates to international orders through a partnership with Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), he said.

    The Internet retailer is rolling out the program in the coming months. EBay already lets sellers print labels for packages sent via the U.S. Postal Service and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) Sellers could choose FedEx as a shipping option before now, though they had to go to a physical store to print labels, which meant the service often wasn’t used, Gish said. Merchants will still have to travel to a FedEx store to mail the final product, according to Johnna Hoff, an EBay spokeswoman.