Ebay is taking a page from the Amazon playbook and introducing its own branded supplies store.
Ebay sellers are now able to buy eBay-branded packaging (boxes, tape and envelopes) in bulk and use them to send/ship the products they sell. The catalyst for the new supplies store was reportedly seller interest but you have to wonder if eBay wasn't jealous of all the free branding being received by all those Amazon shipments.
"We're not only excited to introduce eBay branded shipping supplies to our customers, but to do so in a cost-effective, eco-friendly and convenient manner that satisfies the needs of our sellers," said Manish Joneja, head of North America shipping business for eBay, in a blog post.
The eBay-branded supplies store will be operated by a licensed (though unnamed) third-party company.
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