May 18, 2022
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today recognized eBay for mailing industry innovation and industry best practices at the largest annual trade show in the country for the mailing industry. The award was presented to eBay during the final day of the National Postal Forum, held this year in Phoenix, and was among 12 companies recognized nationwide.
Awards at the NPF were presented to customers in three categories: the Mailing and Digital Innovation Award, the Shipping and eCommerce Innovation Award and the Innovation and Growth Award.
The Mailing and Digital Innovation Award recognizes customers who demonstrate creativity by finding new methods to use mail to drive significant business results and mail growth. The Shipping and eCommerce Innovation Award honors customers who have used industry best practices to implement new technologies to maximize efficiencies, and to convert requests for purchase and fulfillment into package volume reflecting significant business results. The Innovation and Growth Award recognizes companies that have taken steps to position themselves for significant growth with the U.S. Postal Service as their partner. They have employed innovative strategies or operational improvements to rapidly grow and deliver increased value and business results. There were winners in each of the Postal Service’s four geographic areas across the nation: Atlantic, Central, Southern and WestPac.
Global e-commerce leader eBay received the WestPac Area Shipping and eCommerce Innovation Award. With headquarters in San Jose, CA, eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers in 190 markets around the world.
In line with efforts to drive growth and ease of use for sellers of all types and sizes, eBay partnered with the Postal Service to leverage the Label Broker solution. Label Broker allows sellers to create a QR code and print shipping labels at any USPS location or through a printer connected to a usps.com web browser. This solution not only resolves individual challenges such as not having a printer, but also provides general convenience and cost savings. Due to significant adoption of this program among their seller base, eBay plans to continue to invest in making their label experiences more convenient throughout the eBay site in 2022 and beyond.
The National Postal Forum and the United States Postal Service congratulate all of the award winners. USPS appreciates the innovation and continued partnerships with our mailers and their commitment to increasing the value of the U.S. Mail.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.