eBay expands Click & Collect postage options

Argos NewburyWhen Click & Collect was first launched we thought it a bit daft that not all postage options which normally qualify for Fast ‘n’ Free were included. Now eBay have expanded the options sellers can use.

eBay it seems have been flooded with requests to include more postage options to include:

  • Royal Mail 2nd Class
  • Royal Mail 48
  • Collect+ Standard
  • Items that have a delivery estimate of up to 5 days (dispatch + postage time)

This is great news as it enables sellers who up until now couldn’t financially justify a 24 hour delivery service for free due to the price point of their products. Now economy services are included it should open up Click & Collect to many more sellers and thousands of additional products.

There is of course still a requirement that Click & Collect postage be offered for free (included in the product cost). But now sellers can offer a real choice, for instance 2nd Class postage (free, qualifies for Click & Collect), 1st Class postage (at additional cost) or 24 hour courier for those urgent orders at a higher price.

There’s no reason, if you can build a free postage option in, that you wouldn’t want to offer your customers Click & Collect. Whilst it may not be a service you would use it’s no different for a seller to shipping to the customers home address. However if you have some items which don’t qualify due to weight or size limitations you can exclude them on a case by case basis.

Great news, although if you do want to opt your listings in (or out) it does mean revising your listings, but that can be done in bulk with some eBay tools and many third party listings applications.

Full details of the Click & Collect at Argos program are on eBay help pages.