Ebay Now, the same-day local delivery service from the online marketplace giant, was pulled from the App Store over the weekend, where previously it allowed mobile customers to shop from their phones in order to receive items from nearby retailers later that day for an additional $5 fee. The changes come about as eBay is rethinking how it wants to handle the high costs associated with running same-day delivery services.
According to an eBay spokesperson, the eBay Now service is “moving to core.” That is, the service will no longer exist as a standalone application but will instead be folded into eBay’s main mobile app and website.
The delivery service, which originally launched in San Francisco in 2012, later expanded into San Jose, the Bay Area Peninsula, Manhattan, then Brooklyn and Queens, and finally Dallas and Chicago. Its further plans to expand to 25 markets by the end of 2014, however, did…
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