Since June 2021, eBay-Kleinanzeigen no longer belongs to the US group, but to Adevinta, provider of online classifieds. Now the Norwegians want to increase the attractiveness of the sales platform and offer new features. […]
Sales offers via classified ads often require a large portion of trust. The sellers are mostly private individuals, there is no guarantee, the motto is: Bought as seen. This is often difficult in online practice, because often the traded items – especially in corona times – are not picked up personally by the buyer, but sent.
The Norwegian online marketplace operator Adevinta wants to professionalize the business with offers via classified ads. In mid-2021, Adevinta took over the eBay classifieds marketplace, which the US group had founded in 2009. Since then, for example, payments for purchased goods can be processed through the marketplace. Now Adevinta complements the service offer with a shipping option.
DHL and Hermes to choose from
Sellers can choose whether they want to ship via DHL or Hermes when creating the offer. The shipping options offered include tracking and liability. This eliminates the need for sellers to research shipping costs. Buyers who pay for items with “Secure payment” enter their shipping address during payment.
If sellers have chosen a DHL product, they can start buying a shipping label directly via the eBay Kleinanzeigen website or apps after a successful sale. With this, sellers can return the parcel to all DHL drop-off points or to their DHL deliverer.
According to the company, the option has been tested in the “smartphones” category in recent weeks and is now available in all categories where goods that can be shipped are usually traded. Already in the past year, eBay Kleinanzeigen has lifted the obligation for sellers to always allow a collection against the background of the ongoing corona pandemic.
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