EBay 'Guaranteed Delivery' Confirmed For 20 Million Items

eBay allow me to search for "Free P&P" or "Click & Collect" as delivery options, but they don't enable me to search for "Fast (not very fast in my opinion) & Free".

If the items a consumer orders are covered under the guarantee, eBay says they will arrive by the delivery date.

Customers will love this. eBay points has 1.1 billion items listed at any time, and 67 percent already ship for free and 63 percent arrive within three or fewer days.

In terms of consequences for sellers who do not meet their guaranteed delivery time, well, the buyer can request a refund for their shipping cost.

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Image: eBay to launch Guaranteed Delivery this summer. If the item had free shipping, they will receive a coupon to be used the next time they make a purchase on eBay.

Ecommerce giant eBay is continuing its longstanding battle with Amazon by rolling out a new "Guaranteed Delivery" service for shoppers.

Shipping isn't necessarily free under the program, and numerous items were already delivering in three days or less.

Many delivery complaints are outside the U.S.

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EBay is the latest retailer to beef up its shipping options for customers, as speed is becoming a necessity for many these days.

For sellers who know the cost of shipping from their location to different regions in the U.S., and are willing to set up and maintain shipping rate tables, this new tool will allow you to more accurately tailor shipping charges to your buyer. Year-to-date, EBAY has gained 14.05%, versus a 6.07% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

eBay is taking the fight to Amazon and its subscription-based Prime membership program by announcing that it's now going to provide three-day "Guaranteed Delivery" on more than 20 million items. eBay is going to roll out Guaranteed Delivery in the United States this summer, it says that this will provide faster and more precise delivery dates for customers.

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