eBay broker warehouse deal to help Chinese sellers sell to UK

In an media announcement entitled “eBay China Warehousing Deal Benefits All”, eBay Inc. reveals a new deal that they say will help Chinese sellers export to consumers in the US, UK, Germany and Australia.

eBay says the deal with Winit Corporation will “enable Chinese sellers more opportunity to reach overseas markets, providing much wanted inventory to consumers in destination markets like the US, UK, Germany and Australia. It also seeks to provide our sellers more business opportunities in categories such as Home & Garden, Parts & Accessories and for other large and heavy products, while improving the overall retail shopping experience for the customer.”

You can read the full release here.

Apparently the partnership will offer Chinese sellers:

– A one-stop, cross-border supply chain solution, supported by overseas warehousing
– Full-package services ranging from international shipping to overseas warehouse management
– An end-to-end transparent tracking system and business consulting services including inventory management and business expansion.

eBay obviously wants more Chinese sellers exporting to markets such as the UK because the MD of eBay Greater China John Lin says: “We continue to invest in enhancing our China CBT (cross border trade) retail export business and this new partnership helps us bring even more CBT sellers to the market.”

I’m sure some of you will have something to say about this development. Chinese sellers have recently been in the news in the UK with regards to their VAT liabilities.