07/19/2011 // Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom // AndrewAdams // Les Yates
The UK’s leading online parcel delivery company has given its backing to a new feature available to individuals and businesses that trade through the online marketplace eBay.
From late August, eBay sellers that specify international delivery costs to the US, Australia or Canada in their listings may be chosen to appear in the standard listings on eBay sites in those countries. Parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go believes this could be the perfect way to encourage more users to dip their toe in the international marketplace.
While an appearance in foreign listings is not guaranteed, those items that do make it will have the potential to reach many millions more customers abroad. Parcel2Go, which helps a large number of individuals and businesses to ship their goods to winning eBay auction bidders, believes the move could prove to be a major boon for companies in the UK that have come to rely on the retail site as a revenue source.
Richard Mercer, Marketing Director at Parcel2Go, said: “The announcement made in the latest seller newsletter could prove to be a real winner for companies that make a living through the site. Sticking to the domestic market and perhaps sending goods with a courier to London may be preferable for some businesses, but for those with a desire for strong growth, selling internationally has got to be a consideration.
“eBay’s system, which is due to come into force next month may turn out to be a fantastic way of showing companies what is possible when you start thinking bigger.”
Figures released last month by eBay revealed that 45,500 new businesses have set up shop on the site since September 2009. These businesses have gone on to turnover about £350m a year and Parcel2Go believes this figure could be even higher if more firms decide to start exporting.
Richard said: “We’d encourage any individual or business thinking about selling abroad to make the most of the changes taking place at eBay. With the help of a specialist delivery organisation such as Parcel2Go, the process can be simple and this could be kick-start that many small businesses have been looking for following the recession.”
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers the opportunity to organise a courier to Manchester, Monaco, and everywhere in between, for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost effective collection and delivery service using couriers such as Parcelforce and City Link throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.
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