Parcel2Go Highlights The Importance Of Offering A Variety Of Shipping Options On eBay
Released on: February 29, 2012, 11:43 am
Transportation / Logistics, Consumer Services, Internet & Online
One of the UK's leading online parcel delivery services has
stressed how important it is for UK businesses to make sure they are
appealing to as wide a group of online consumers on eBay as possible.
Bolton-based Parcel2Go made the call following an interview given to the Daily
Telegraph by the online auction and retail giant's president of global marketplaces
this week. Devin Wenig told the newspaper the UK had now become eBay's
fastest-growing marketplace, highlighting the fact that the British site receives
visits from 17 million unique users every month, with sellers listing 40 million
Parcel2Go marketing director Richard Mercer said the news highlights just how
important it is for businesses using eBay to ensure that they are doing everything
possible to attract customers.
He said: "The popularity of eBay is something that all businesses should be looking
to take advantage of. E-commerce is continuing to grow at a staggering pace and
companies should be trying to maximise their exposure to potential customers.
"On eBay, one way of doing this is by offering a wide range of shipping options to
customers as this will ensure that listings appeal to as wide a range of people as
possible. For example, by offering international shipping options through international courier firms you are going to suddenly
make your products available to a whole swathe of new customers."
In his interview, Mr Wenig also highlighted the increasing role that mobile is
playing, describing its growth as "exponential". He said one item per second is
now purchased through a mobile device.
"Smartphone usage is spreading rapidly and as more consumers get access to sites
such as eBay while they're on the move, sales will naturally increase. We want as
many businesses as possible to benefit from this opportunity," added Richard.
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been helping its customers with sending parcels abroad for the
past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost-effective collection and
delivery service using reliable and cheap courier firms such as Parcelforce and FedEx and UK mail specialists that
offer affordable international postage services throughout Britain, Europe, and
countries across the world.
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