EBay will add a further 1200 click-and-collect locations to its offer through a partnership with logistics company Hubbed.
Hubbed is a carrier-agnostic network of parcel pick up and drop off points with 2000 locations across Australia.
Senior director at eBay Australia David Ramadge said the partnership expands eBay’s reach across Australia, especially in regional areas.
“85 per cent of Australians [will be] able to access after hours delivery options when shopping with eBay,” Ramadge said.
According to research conducted by Hubbed, 72 per cent of Australian shoppers prefer the convenience of collecting parcels after hours.
In order to offer weekend and extended collection hours, Hubbed has partnered with national and global brands such as BP, 7-Eleven, National Storage and Pack & Send alongside independent retailers.
David McLean, CEO and founder of Hubbed, said the acceleration of e-commerce sales throughout the last year has led to a growing demand for click-and-collect services.
“Hubbed is pleased to further broaden eBay’s click-and-collect network. Our research shows that customers also prefer locations that are reliable, secure and increasingly support sustainability by reducing the number of journeys made by couriers to individual homes,” McLean said.