Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has invested in a printer-less labelling solution with eBay, which will be available to UK eBay sellers when they purchase their postage via eBay delivery powered by Shutl.
Printer-less labelling simplifies the send process for the customer and increases efficiency for Hermes. Labels for sold eBay items can be paid for on eBay, and UK customers will then receive an email to their smartphone with a QR code and 6-digit authorisation code. The code can be used at one of 2,600 Hermes ParcelShops across the UK and the self-adhesive label is printed, free of charge. More Hermes ParcelShops will offer this service across the UK network in 2019.
Once the parcel is with Hermes, the Shutl 2-3 day service can be tracked all the way to the eBay buyer’s front door.
85% of all Hermes Send customers already use the Hermes ParcelShop network to send or receive parcels. The standardised self-adhesive label will reduce issues with labels being damaged, badly printed or poorly applied to the parcel.
Claire Phelan, Head of Hermes Send and Partnerships, said: “We’re excited to launch the Hermes printer-less labelling solution with eBay, which will enhance the overall sending experience for customers by improving efficiencies and convenience as we help to reduce dependence on the hassle and cost of a printer, and roll this service out across our ParcelShops network.”
Mike Pitt, Director Shipping and Logistics, eBay Marketplaces UK, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Hermes to deliver print-in-store postage labels to UK sellers via eBay delivery powered by Shutl. Print in store offers eBay UK sellers the opportunity to enjoy selling on eBay, without needing a printer. eBay sees this as an important milestone in helping to create speed and convenience in sellers’ busy lives, by making it as quick and easy as possible for them to buy postage and send items from the eBay platform.”