eBay has launched the eBay Now app for iOS device, giving currently the residents of San Francisco (at least for the starting), the option of having same-day delivery by paying a mere $5 when making a purchases of over $25 from a local store. The company started this same day service by sending email invitations to eBay users in San Francisco, and further the beta users will receive a $15 discount for their first purchase and even further free delivery for their first three orders. A thing to note here is that the end users need to pay $5 for each item. The process goes in such a way that when selecting an item for purchase, users will be contacted by a “Shopping Assistant” who will further take care of entire transaction. Interesting is that if this initial phase of testing results in success, eBay will give Amazon another edge to figure out what to do next.
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