eBay Now is a new delivery service from eBay. It will be interesting to see how (whether?) this catches on with retailers and consumers.
Here is a description of eBay Now from its Web site:
Q: What is eBay Now?
A: eBay Now is a local shopping service from eBay. eBay Now can deliver thousands of local products from hundreds of local retailers in San Francisco, San Jose and parts of New York City, usually in about an hour!
Q: How does it work?
A: It’s easy. First download the app to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (iOS 5+) or Android (4.0+) device or visit now.ebay.com on your desktop or mobile browser. Then, fill your shopping cart with items from any one of hundreds of local retailers and checkout. Finally, relax while eBay’s shopping valets bring your order to just about wherever you are within our delivery zones.
Q: Where do you deliver?
Q: How long does it take?
A: Orders generally arrive in about an hour. Order times may vary based on proximity to the store, size of order, how busy stores are, traffic, seasonal peak shopping days, and other factors.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: eBay Now is only $5 per order!
Q: When and how do I pay for my order?
A: If you have the eBay Now app for iOS or Android, or are shopping on your desktop, you will enter your payment method information in the app when you check out. If you are shopping through your mobile web browser, the shopping valet delivering your item will help you through the checkout process when your order arrives. We accept PayPal (except via the eBay Now app for Android), Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept cash.
Q: What stores are included?
A: Shoppers can use eBay Now to order items from hundreds of stores, including Babies R Us, Best Buy, Free People, GNC, Guitar Center, Home Depot, Macy’s, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Target, Toys R Us, Urban Outfitters, and Walgreens. (Some stores may not be available in certain delivery zones.)