FEDEX OFFICE AND EBAY TEAM UP TO HELP CONSUMERS SELL ITEMS ONLINE, MAKE MONEY
eBay Valet Drop-Off Program Now Available at More Than 1,600 Locations
PR Newswire – PLANO, Texas – October 20, 2016
FedEx Office and eBay have teamed up to bring the eBay Valet Drop-Off Program to more than 1,600 FedEx Office retail stores, making it easier for consumers to sell items online and earn money. With kids back in school and the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clear the home of items no longer needed, such as electronics, small appliances, sporting goods and more to make some extra money. According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, the average household has more than 50 extra or unused items worth more than $3,000, if sold on eBay.
The eBay Valet Drop-Off Program is designed to make selling items as simple as possible. Customers bring their items to the nearest participating FedEx Office location. Once in the store, trained FedEx Office team members can help set up an eBay account from an in-store tablet or log in to an existing account. They will then vet items to ensure they can be sold on eBay. FedEx Office then packs and ships items to the nearest eBay Valet processing center where they will be listed and sold. Once the item sells, customers receive payment via PayPal, with updates and notifications throughout the process.
“Bringing the eBay Valet Drop-Off Program to our locations joins the physical and digital world together,” Brian Philips, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Office. “Working with eBay, we have created an easy way for people to sell items they no longer need online and earn money – right before the holiday season.”
Top-selling items include smart phones and tablets, small appliances, golf clubs, designer handbags, shoes and more. At FedEx Office, customers can ship almost anything. Lots of larger, unique items have been shipped, listed and sold, such as bicycles, musical instruments and drum sets. Customers can earn up to 80 percent of the earnings of their item’s final selling price. Earnings are deposited into the customer’s PayPal account approximately one week after the buyer pays.
Selling on eBay has never been easier, with a global community of more than 164 million active buyers. In fact, a smartphone is sold on eBay every 4 seconds. With the recent launch of the iPhone 7, now is a prime time to consider selling an old phone. It’s important to protect privacy and personal information when making the decision to sell a previous smartphone or tablet. eBay has a wiping guide on their site with instructions on how to reset your Apple or Android devices in just a few simple steps.
For more information about the program, consumers can visit their neighborhood FedEx Office retail store, or visit eBay.com/Valet.
About FedEx Office
FedEx Office has more than 1,800 stores and locations in the U.S. and Canada, providing convenient access to printing and shipping expertise with reliable service. The company’s network features retail stores, centralized production centers, corporate on-site print centers, and on-site business centers at hotels, convention centers and universities. Services include digital printing, professional finishing, document creation, direct mail, signs and graphics, copying, computer rental, free Wi-Fi and corporate print solutions. In addition, the company offers FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping, Hold at FedEx Location, and packing services backed by the FedEx® Packing Pledge. For more information, please visit fedex.com/office.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
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