eBay parcel tracking
eBay originally started as Auction Web on September 3, 1995, in a home in San Jose, California. Omidyar, eBay's founder was interested in the potential for online commerce where goods and services of all sorts can be sold to buyers via a web-based platform. It was nothing more than a hobby to him, but eventually, volumes and volumes of buyers and sellers started flocking his website. He knew then that his e-commerce platform is a success.
Due to the huge volume of traffic to his website, Omidyar was forced to upgrade his internet service to business which was obviously more expensive. To cover the expense, he started charging users to transact via his website. This did not stop users from doing more transactions, and eBay grew even larger that he needed to hire his first employee, Chris Agarpao. Today, Chris is still part of eBay.
A year later, eBay became a million date business and grew even bigger by partnering with airlines to sell plane tickets. In 1997, the company was officially named eBay as it received $6.7 million dollars in funding from Benchmark Capital.
Today, eBay is a publicly listed company and one of the strongest in the e-commerce industry. The company has received multiple recognitions from well-known organizations such as Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Responsible Business, Top 10% of the World's Best Employers by Forbes, 8th Best Places to Work by Indeed, and Newsweek's Most Responsible Companies among many others.
How to track an eBay parcel delivery?
Tracking your eBay parcel is easy. Check your order details via your online account or in the email you received, if you placed an order as a guest. eBay's tracking numbers can vary depending on which shipping company takes care of the delivery of the items.
Here are some sample tracking numbers based on the shipping company:
If you need further help tracking your shipping, or if you have any other questions, you may visit eBay's official website.
eBay parcel delivery details
Items listed on eBay will show an estimated delivery time. Upon placing the order, customers will receive a narrowed-down estimate once the delivery address is confirmed during check out. Those who bought as a guest will receive an email confirmation containing the details of their orders with the tracking number and estimated delivery date. Those who have eBay accounts will see these details under their purchase history.
The delivery timeframe will be based on the following handling time, shipping service, payment confirmation, weekend delivery, and eBay's Fast and Free shipping.
Handling time is about how long it will take the seller to prepare and pack your item for shipping. This will vary from seller to seller but could take up to 30 days from the time your payment was received. Sellers also have different delivery options that you can choose from when you place your order, and the shipping time can vary based on your preferred shipping option.
There are times when payment isn't received by the seller right away. In this case, the shipping of your items will be put on hold until the seller receives your payment. Shipping time estimates don't usually include weekends or holidays unless it was indicated. Otherwise, you can ask your seller if a weekend delivery is possible, and you may have to pay an additional fee to avail of weekend deliveries.
Finally, eBay offers Fast ‘N Free delivery. Any listed items that have the Fast ‘N Free logo will be delivered just within four business days from the time the order was processed. This service is free.
eBay's shipping cost can vary depending on the shipping time and method of delivery that customers will choose.The listing will show all shipping options such as express shipping, the shipping services, any discounts, and whether tracking is included in the shipping service.
eBay and other sellers offer free shopping to customers. To check which listing includes free shipping, can use the filter found at the left-hand side of the search result page.
For customers who prefer to pick up the item at a specific location, you can choose items that include this option. Upon check out, you will see where the item is located and if you want to pick it up, just contact the seller to make the pickup arrangement.
There are items that include international shipping, either free or with additional fees. Charges and delivery time will vary based on the destination and delivery method. Always check the shipping formation indicated in the listing to know more. You can also contact the seller to ask for further details.