eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) continues to add retailer partners to its eBay Now same-day delivery service with Target and J.C. Penney joining Macy's, Best Buy and others that promise purchases will be delivered in a very, very short window.
Orders placed through eBay Now are guaranteed to be delivered in one-hour via a third party courier.
Toys R Us and Best Buy were among the first retailers to participate in the service but the growing retail roster now includes Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Microsoft, GNC, Urban Outfitters, Home Depot and Office Depot. eBay is also hoping to include smaller retailers, including mom and pop shops as the service expands, according to EcommerceBytes.
eBay is offering the service strictly through its retail partners, at least for now. Minimum order requirements are typically $25 and there is a $5 delivery fee, although eBay waived that fee as part of a holiday promotion last season.
The eBay Now service is currently available only in a handful of markets, including Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Jose and San Francisco, where the program launched in 2012. Next year, cities such as London will receive the service, bringing the total to 25.
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