A new pilot scheme, e-Parcel, has been launched today by both An Post and eBay Ireland to benefit eBay sellers that live in Ireland with favourable postage rates.
By visiting http://www.ebay.ie or http://www.e-Parcel.ie, sellers can register for the e-Parcel Card. The card can be produced at any of the 1,000 local automated post offices around the country in exchange for special rates on parcel delivery.
“EBay.ie users are a growing and valued customer base and we are pleased to reward them for their ongoing loyalty, with this great new initiative,” said Donal Connell, chief executive of An Post.
Connell added that An Post have seen a 14pc increase in web-driven parcel traffic over the past two years. This is not surprising considering there were 500,000 confirmed registered users (CRU) of eBay Ireland as of earlier this year.
The deal is only available to Irish resident sellers who have a feedback score from customers of 90 or more of which 98pc must be positive.
Felicity McCarthy, marketing manager with eBay Ireland, said: “We are very excited to be working with An Post on this initiative. The e-Parcel Card is a fantastic opportunity for eBay.ie and An Post to give something back to our eBay.ie users and to assist them in growing their online business.”
Sellers will receive their e-Parcel cards within 28 days of application. The card will expire in April 2008, and can only be used in automated post offices, a list of which is available on the An Post website.
By Marie Boran