eBay Now app launched, offers same-day shipping, debuts at San Francisco

By on Aug 6, 2012 in Internet, Lifestyle, Shopping, Software, Technology, United States Comments

Updated: October 11, 2012 5:50 p.m.

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Online shopping giant eBay recently launched an app called eBay Now, where customers can buy items from local merchants and may be able to receive them on the same day, and is currently available to San Francisco eBay users.

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As noted at TechCrunch on Sunday, August 5, 2012, eBay sent an email to its customers in San Francisco that morning inviting them to get the eBay Now iOS app, currently on Beta, and have the option of having a $5 same-day delivery when making purchases of over $25 from a local store.

Apparently, eBay Now is also inviting San Francisco eBay users to sign-up on its official website at https://now.ebay.com/signup; with the service notably being powered by Milo, a local shopping startup that eBay has acquired back in 2010.

According to the report, the eBay Now iOS app testers get $15 off their first eBay Now order plus free shipping on their first three orders before a $5 delivery fee kicks in, with eBay sending emails silently (as read below via TechCrunch) instead of issuing a press release.

Hi [Name],

We know you love shopping on eBay. But sometimes you just can’t wait for shipping. Sound familiar?

If so, we’ve created an exciting new way to shop. Starting today, for purchases of $25 or more, San Francisco shoppers can order products from local stores and have them delivered to their door — at home, at work, or anywhere else in San Francisco. The new service is called eBay Now, and you can download it here for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Since eBay Now is in beta, we’re taking $15 off your first order and offering Free delivery for your first three! After that, each delivery during the beta period is only $5. Your orders arrive fast — usually within an hour! Pretty convenient, huh?

Download the app now and try it out. If you like it, share it!
You have three invites for friends and family.

Happy shopping!

The eBay Now Team

Based on the latest update by TechCrunch, eBay Now service is available to San Francisco eBay users from Monday to Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 9am-6pm, and deliveries may arrive within an hour provided that the store is open at least 30 minutes after an order was placed; with among the partner stores include Target, Macy’s, Toys’R’Us, and Best Buy.

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