EBay Joins the Shipping Wars With Plans for Its Own Fulfillment Network

'Managed Delivery,' available in 2020, will let sellers ship and store at its warehouse

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EBay’s plan to bring more sellers includes starting a new fulfillment network to let sellers store products at warehouses and enable faster and easier shipping.

The service, dubbed “Managed Delivery,” is set to roll out in the U.S. in 2020. EBay now joins Shopify in trying to compete with Amazon and lure sellers away from Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and instead, bring them onto their own platforms by offering cheaper rates.

“We don’t want to win a fast shipping game; that’s not the point,” said Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay at eBay Open, the company’s sellers conference.

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