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As a response to “Fulfillment by Amazon,” eBay launched an end-to-end fulfillment service, strengthening control over its supply chain. eBay’s new service, “Managed Delivery,” will offer high-volume sellers the ability to store, pack and deliver merchandise through a network of third-party vendors collaborating with eBay by 2020. The new warehouses are strategically placed across the U.S. and will make shipping costs lower and delivery rates faster for key eBay sellers. At the same time, Amazon is facing warehouse and fulfillment woes of its own. The company plans to spend more than $800 million to expedite its standard of two-day shipping to one-day—an expense largely directed to outfitting warehouses and streamlining delivery.

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