Can't wait for delivery on your eBay shipment? If you're willing to cough up $5, you can have it now.
eBay has been around so long, it's almost a part of the world wide web's furniture. However, just because the 17-year-old company is practically an internet landmark doesn't mean it can stop innovating. TechCrunch this past weekend reported that the company is preparing to launch a brand new same-day delivery service called eBay Now.
According to TechCrunch, the internet auctioning site has invited some of its San Francisco users to try out the new service, offering those who sign up for the exclusive beta a download link for the eBay Now iOS app. The application offers customers the option of paying $5 for same-day delivery on goods from local stores.
eBay hasn't said when users outside of SF can expect to see a piece of the eBay Now action. Right now, it's only open 9am and 9pm Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, the hours are cut down to 9am to 6pm. According to TC, it only works on purchases over $25, the store you're ordering from must be open for at least 30 minutes after your order is placed, and deliveries can make it to you in as little as an hour.
eBay is giving those signing up for the beta every incentive to start using eBay Now straight away. If you're a part of the beta program you'll get $15 off you first order and free delivery for you first three.
If you were invited to try the beta, we want to hear about your experience! Let us know what you think of eBay Now in the comments below.
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