eBay will support FedEx on its label printing service on the platform
Online retail platform eBay has partnered with FedEx to allow Canadian sellers to print and manage FedEx shipping labels through its eBay Labels service on the platform and ship at preferential rates to national and international destinations.
With this service, merchants can generate FedEx shipping labels directly on the platform, without having to create accounts with couriers. Prior to this partnership, eBay Labels only supported Canada Post.
“Providing an exceptional shopping experience to the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who tap into our global marketplace remains a top priority for eBay,” said Robert Bigler, Managing Director of eBay Canada, in the Press release.
eBay labels can also automatically fill in some information for the package, such as shipper and receiver information and item weight. The tracking number is automatically added to the eBay order once the label is generated. The service can also combine multiple items sold to the same buyer under the same tag and update the shipping weight accordingly. Finally, before proceeding to checkout, eBay Labels will automatically validate the shipping address.
FedEx originally projected the US domestic market to reach 100 million packages per day by 2026, but with the pandemic-fueled surge in e-commerce traffic, the company has moved that volume forecast to 2022.