SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 1 billion listings worldwide, eBay's vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone—creating more economic opportunity for all. eBay continues to enhance the shopping experience for its sellers and buyers, including making the platform's massive selection of inventory more accessible to customers across the globe.
In this newly extended relationship, aeropost.com and eBay are creating a best-in-class shopping, payment and package delivery experience for customers in Latin America and the Caribbean, allowing them to access tens of millions of eBay.com listings. Aeropost.com provides transparent, all-inclusive pricing on tens of millions of products, and can deliver them directly to customers' doorstep or one of the more than 100 aeropost.com storefront pickup locations across 40 countries.
"We're thrilled to partner with aeropost.com to bring eBay's expansive selection of inventory to a broader consumer audience in Latin America and the Caribbean," said Sylvie De Wever, eBay's General Manager of Latin America. "The relationship allows eBay to leverage aeropost.com's leadership in cross-border logistics to deliver a seamless shopping experience to a relatively untapped buyer segment."
Nicolas Maslowski, CRO of aeropost.com, agrees: "We have made our alliance even stronger, giving Latin Americans the opportunity to buy their favorite eBay products from the comfort of their country, with clarity and ease of pricing, using their own local currency, stress-free."
The initial list of countries to take advantage of the partnership includes the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands (Tortola), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Jamaica, Panamá, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos – with more countries to be added in the near future.
With this new relationship, aeropost.com and eBay provide customers in Latin America and the Caribbean a unique cross-border shopping experience by allowing them to purchase eBay products on aeropost.com. After finding their perfect item on eBay, customers then copy the eBay URL into aeropost.com, which calculates an all-inclusive price that includes the price of the product, shipping, handling, taxes, and fees all rolled into one. Customers make just a single payment to aeropost.com. Depending on the country, aeropost.com offers a variety of financing options using local currency, such as cash, PayPal, zero interest financing in installments and credit card points.
Customers can feel rest assured with aeropost.com's Warranty and Returns program, which covers most transactions. Additionally, within the customer's aeropost.com account, customers can track the status of their packages to know when they will arrive at their destination. With more than 10 million packages processed through aeropost.com's Miami warehouse, approximately half fly out the same day they arrive in Miami.
The integration with aeropost.com represents a broader API initiative that eBay has recently undertaken to make both buying and selling easier than ever. Late last year, eBay revamped its API platform with ten new standards-based APIs, with more to come in 2017.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2016, eBay enabled $84 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
aeropost.com, founded in 1986 is one of the largest cross-border logistics and e-commerce companies in Latin America and the Caribbean, present in more than 40 countries. aeropost.com manages a warehouse in Miami that is more than 1700 m2. Its strategic location lets it be an ideal route for the quick entrance and exit of products from the U.S. On a daily basis, aeropost.com transports almost $1M in product across the region, no matter the shape, size or form, with a live tracking system and a 100% guarantee and returns policy.
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