Hubbed, a carrier-agnostic collection point network, has partnered with eBay Australia to offer its locations to the latter’s Click and Collect customers.
The Hubbed network comprises more than 2,000 locations in Australia, providing parcel pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) services to e-commerce customers. eBay customers will be able to select Hubbed in their check-out process giving access to 1,200 selected locations. This development comes as research commissioned by Hubbed indicated that 72% of Australian shoppers would prefer to pick up their parcels from an after-hours location.
David Ramadge, senior director at eBay Australia, explained, “The partnership will expand our reach, enabling even greater coverage to buyers in regional areas – 85% of Australians able to access after-hours delivery options when shopping with eBay. With more Australians planning to shop online this Christmas, we hope it will provide greater convenience to shoppers purchasing from our 40,000 Australian retailers.”
David Mclean, CEO and founder of Hubbed, noted that there has been significant growth in the use of Click and Collect services over the last year, due, in large part, to the acceleration of e-commerce sales: “Our research shows that customers also prefer locations that are reliable, secure and increasingly support sustainability by reducing the number of journeys made by couriers to individual homes.”