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New eBay Plus membership program will offer free delivery

eBay has launched a new shopping membership program called eBay Plus which will give members free delivery on more than 15 million products available at the online marketplace.

Due to kick off in mid-June, eBay Plus will allow shoppers even more freedom to purchase from sellers on without the added expense of delivery costs.

Research has shown more than a third (36 per cent) of Australia’s 13.6 million online shoppers on average spent $71 in delivery fees annually.

And almost one in 10 (8 per cent) spent more than $200.

eBay Plus membership will usually cost $49 per year but has been reduced to $29 in an introductory offer.

Customers can also try eBay Plus for free on a 30 day trial.

Membership will have its privileges with deals expected across a wide range of tech categories including gaming consoles; high-end noise cancelling headphones; smartphones including Samsung Galaxy devices and iPhones; digital cameras from Nikon, Canon and GoPro and robot vacuum cleaners.

eBay Plus will provide access to offers of up to 60 per cent off and/or early access for members.

“We know our customers love the value and convenience of online shopping but our research shows the cost of delivery can stack up over time,” said Tim MacKinnon, eBay Australia and New Zealand managing director.

“eBay Plus is the ultimate shopping membership. It’s like getting free delivery from your local shopping centre without leaving home.

“You sign up to eBay Plus and receive free delivery and returns on 15 million items from tens of thousands of Aussie retailers including Myer, Target and Chemist Warehouse.

“With exclusive deals, double Flybuys points and premium service, eBay Plus provides the best of Australian retail in one feature-packed membership, without the worry of delivery and return fees.”

So here’s what you get as an eBay Plus member:

– Free delivery:Delivery included on all eBay Plus purchases, with over 15 million products listed

– Free returns:Benefit from free returns on all eBay Plus purchases

– Exclusive deals:Access special deals and discounts only available to eBay Plus members. Examples of offers include up to 60% off on popular items and early access to new products

– Bonus Flybuys points:Collect double flybuys points on all eBay Plus purchases

– Premium customer service:A dedicated customer support team

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