eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) intensifies the e-commerce battle by offering faster shipping. eBay announced on Monday that it will offer three-day delivery or less for more than 20 million products in the U.S. The company said the new delivery program will start this summer. In addition, the company will also provide free shipping for millions of eligible and customers are able to filter items that guaranteed for one, two or three days shipping.
“Today’s shoppers expect fast delivery and want to know exactly when their purchases will arrive,” the company wrote in Monday’s press release.
In 2005, E-commerce giant Amazon had launched Amazon Prime, which allow its members to enjoy the free two-day delivery. Now Amazon Prime has more than 50 million members in the U.S., according to research from Cowen and Co.
In the recent years, more and more traditional retailers began to develop their own e-commerce platform. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced to provide free two-day shipping on more than 2 million items if customers spend at least $35, down from $50.
“While the majority of items on eBay already ship within 3 days or less, as well as for free, Guaranteed Delivery will give shoppers even faster delivery options and the confidence that their items will arrive on time,” said Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of North America at eBay.