eBay Expands Global Shipping Program

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eBay is adding six new countries to its global shipping program starting the week of July 21: Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad, and Tobago.

"This year in Latin America alone, ecommerce sales are expected to rise 19.8% to reach $57.69 billion," the company says, citing numbers from eMarketer. "Buyers will have access to an incredible range of products offered by U.S. sellers enrolled in the Program, and will also benefit from end-to-end tracking on all shipments."

"With GSP expansion into these new markets, sellers will find that their items are now able to be shipped conveniently to millions more buyers worldwide," eBay adds. "And of course sellers can count on the same benefits offered on all GSP transactions, including protection if an item is lost or damaged during international transit."

In May, eBay launched Spanish and Portuguese language versions of its website for customers in Latin America. The company already had over two million people in Latin America using its site in English, and with U.S. dollars, but the new offerings gave these customers the opportunity to shop and buy in their native languages and currencies.

The expansion of the Global Shipping Program is obviously a continuation of the company's recent focus in the Latin America region.

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