Ebay Expands Local Pilot Program Offering Same-Day Delivery, In-store Pickup In Brooklyn

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Ebay’s testing of “last-mile” delivery hasn’t been totally shelved, it seems. The company, distancing itself from its earlier eBay Now initiative, announced today that its expanding its eBay Local pilot program in Brooklyn with the addition of 80 small businesses who will offer both delivery, including both scheduled and same-day, as well as in-store pickup to area customers.

For background, eBay on November 19th migrated its eBay Now delivery service to its main website and mobile app as the company began to rethink how it wants to handle same-day deliveries. Instead of continuing to expand to dozens of markets across the U.S., eBay said it was folding eBay Now into “core”, and it pulled its eBay Now app from the App Store. The eBay Now website is still up-and-running, and still sporting the “eBay Now” branding, though, because Now is still powering local deliveries occurring through eBay Local.

However, eBay’s newer focus is more about working with…

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