Flat Screen Mounts, AV Furniture, Stands & Trolleys Sales & Consultancy
Well, we didn’t expect that!
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As a busy business dealing with the everyday challenges supplying TV mounting hardware and other goods, we missed a very important message from eBay.
We supply many items via eBay to many customers throughout the UK and the EEC. Obviously, due to the size and weight of some of our items it’s simply impractical to supply these outside of the UK. Indeed, some of the shipping charges forced upon us by the couriers, often means that it’s even difficult and expensive to ship some of our items to Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scotland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Over the last few days, we started to receive a large number of individual eBay orders to be delivered to a delivery location in South Normanton in Derbyshire. Whilst of course we have a number of loyal and returning customers, the sheer volume of orders sparked a little concern. A few years ago, a ‘customer’ had fraudulently ordered several items, using different payment accounts and names, but all the items were to be delivered to the same address. Having experienced potential fraud, these latest orders did warrant an additional security check.
We needn’t of worried….eBay had enrolled our company in its Global Shipping Programme, we just hadn’t seen the email.
Essentially, customers from eBay’s worldwide websites can now order from UK suppliers. The UK supplier simply sends the item to a central distribution centre, where the item is then forwarded by eBay to the customer, wherever they are in the world.
From our first few days of being enrolled in the eBay Global Shipping Programme, we can only report good things, certainly with regard to increased sales volume and ease of shipment.
Effectively the eBay Global Shipping Programme has opened-up additional tens of millions of prospective new customers across the globe. Alongside our existing German, French, Italian and Spanish language listings, this new programme from eBay has certainly opened-up huge sales opportunities.
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