eBay has joined hands with 3 firms to permit users to book assembly services or home installation for goods such as bikes, furniture, televisions, and other things that require to be assembled, right from the product page.
Different product pages for applicable goods now list a choice for users to select installation and assembly services from one of 3 firms: InstallerNet, Handy, and Porch. The feature permits them to include the services to the purchase, similar to how you might include a protection plan. Once you have concluded your buyout of your services and the item, the applicable firm will contact you and arrange an appointment.
In a statement to the media, Alyssa Steele (Vice President at eBay for Merchandising) claims that the firm trades a lot of things that need assembly, and the association will allow users to tap into a bigger network of professionals. The media notes that this is not the first time primary e-commerce platforms have provided such offers.
On a related note, eBay earlier filed a court case in opposition to Amazon, blaming the US retail behemoth of employing illegal methods to recruit vendors. It claimed that Amazon executives abused internal email system of eBay to contact vendors. This is a violation of the policies by the marketplace.
Amazon refused to answer on this issue, which was followed by a letter from eBay asking to end this chaos. It had earlier claimed that it was looking into the claims. In the court case filed in California, eBay claimed that Amazon executives created accounts on eBay to solicit vendors, often sending texts within minutes of starting their accounts.
The activity dates back to 2015 and comprised a number of Amazon executives, who each send emails (in hundreds), it claimed. eBay was warned of the issue by a vendor and requested Amazon to end it.