Hubbed partners with eBay and DHL eCommerce


McLean says the new deal offers benefits to both online sellers and buyers

Hubbed partners with eBay and DHL eCommerce
David McLean

 

Parcel delivery network Hubbed has signed a new international delivery deal with eBay and DHL eCommerce.

Hubbed links parcel carriers with a network of up to 1000 stores including, petrol stations, convenience stores and newsagents for parcel drop offs and pick ups.

The new deal will allow eBay Australia sellers to drop off their customers’ goods at any of Hubbed stores.

Sellers can link with their eBay account and automatically generate shipping labels for international orders.

Meanwhile, the partnership with DHL eCommerce will allow eBay sellers and other Australian online sellers with a Hubbed account to send their parcels to their shoppers across 220 countries and territories by dropping off their packages at a Hubbed store.

Hubbed states that the parcels sent via DHL eCommerce can be delivered to post office boxes, are fully tracked, with instant email notifications options, and customers can receive insurance of up to $50.

Hubbed founder and CEO David McLean says a majority of its parcel pick up and drop off (PUDO) locations are open 24/4, making online shopping more convenient for online retailers and sellers.

"The Hubbed model has put the customer at the heart of the delivery cycle," McLean says.

"The seamless integration of our extensive parcel drop off network with our delivery carriers, and our low flat rates, is an attractive alternative to eBay sellers.

"Our major advantage is our network of stores that operates late – and over 60 per cent operate 24/7.

"Until now, online sellers were required to drop off their parcels during business hours at the post office or waited around for a pick up.

"Now sellers can drop off at a location close by at a time that suits them including weekends.

"Hubbed completes the full delivery cycle, from domestic and international shipment, to click and collect, returns, and a pick up point for failed deliveries."

The new partnership offers eBay sellers a 20 per cent shipping discount for international deliveries through DHL eCommerce.

This offer is available until February 15.

"With online shopping sales by Australians reaching around $20 billion a year, and the number of parcels expected to rise in tandem, both sellers and shoppers need greater convenience and choice in the way they deliver and collect parcels," DHL eCommerce CEO Charles Brewer says.

"We are pleased to provide a boost to e-commerce in Australia through convenient drop-off and pick-up points now available extensively across the country to enable delivery to over 220 countries and territories worldwide."

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