eBay has strengthened its partnership with Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral shipping service, Sendle, to give sellers a more streamlined way to send parcels nationally.
In an Australian first, individuals and small businesses who sell on eBay can now schedule a parcel pickup from their home or office without having to print a postage label. eBay sellers in most metro and regional areasof Australia can use eBay Printer-Free when sending items domestically at no extra cost.
Once an item is sold, sellers select the “no printer required” option when scheduling a Sendle parcel pick up and Sendle will collect the item at no extra cost. Sellers then package up the item for sending and they will receive a seven-character code to write on their parcel, along with the buyer’s name and address. On pick-up, the driver attaches a barcode sticker that matches the code so the seller and buyer can track the parcel via My eBay.
eBay Australia senior director, David Ramadge said the marketplace is thrilled to partner with Sendle to bring eBay Printer-Free to its platform.
“It’s the first time in Australia this technology has been made available. We know one quarter (24%) of individual eBay sellers don’t have access to a printer and with more people working from home, the service will be a game-changer for people looking for an easy and cost-effective way to sell and send,” he said.
Sendle CEO and co-founder, James Chin Moody said eBay Printer-Free reflects the growing trend of digital-only and demand for more sustainable options when shopping, selling and shipping, while removing the complexities when people are forced to print but don’t have easy access.
“In 2020, there was an increase in the use of Sendle’s fully compostable mailers, saving the planet from almost 800,000 pieces of plastic. Working with eBay Australia on eBay Printer-Free will continue Sendle’s commitment to the environment and finally provide Aussies with the sustainable shipping option they’ve been wanting,” he said.