According to Tech Crunch, eBay has invited users located in San Francisco, California to a new same day shipping service in the form of an iOs app called eBay Now.
The app, in beta, is now signing up users for the service that will allow residents to get $5 same-day shipping on goods purchased from their local stores.
Below is the email invite that residents received:
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.
The eBay Now Team
An eBay spokesperson said it would use the beta period to “gauge user interest, inform product enhancements, and evaluate the future of this innovative local shopping experience.”