Stamford, Conn. – Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, and data, today announced the renewal and multi-year extension of its partnership with eBay Inc. This partnership, which has been in place since 2012, focuses on providing a secure and easy way for US-based eBay sellers to “sell internationally and ship domestically” through eBay’s Global Shipping Program (GSP) powered by Pitney Bowes technology and logistics services.
Through GSP, eBay sellers based in the US gain access to millions of buyers worldwide, while Pitney Bowes helps manage the complexities of cross-border ecommerce transactions and shipments. Every step, from calculating duties and taxes, to completing customs forms, to international shipping and tracking, is managed through the program.
“eBay gives sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive,” said Bob Kupbens, Vice President, B2C and Seller Experience, eBay. “Our partnership with Pitney Bowes has allowed us to help eBay sellers grow their businesses by reaching millions of buyers around the world. We’re excited to extend our partnership with Pitney Bowes and continue on this journey together.”
“The Global Shipping Program gives us the unique opportunity to work with one of the largest ecommerce players in the world, as well as millions of small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow their sales internationally,” said Lila Snyder, President, Commerce Services, Pitney Bowes. “Pitney Bowes and eBay provide the foundation for GSP, but its incredible growth is a testament to the drive and creativity of eBay sellers. GSP attracts millions of buyers every year and we look forward to continuing to help eBay and its sellers meet their demands.”
According to the 2017 Pitney Bowes Global Ecommerce Study, 67% of online shoppers turn to marketplaces like eBay to search for products. Online shoppers report that 62% of their cross-border spend and 59% of their domestic spend takes place on online marketplaces, versus retailer websites. These trends have increased year-over-year and are most prevalent in China, Germany, India and Japan. At the same time, consumers are increasingly looking across borders to find the products they love. In 2017, 70% of online shoppers reported making a cross-border purchase.
Pitney Bowes has also provided eBay sellers with a simple and efficient method to print USPS® postage labels directly from their accounts at eBay. In 2014, eBay’s Global Shipping Program expanded to the UK enabling millions of UK sellers to also reach international buyers.