The U.S. Postal Service this week recognized eBay for its commitment to technology, innovation and customers.
The mail carrier gave eBay, a company it’s partnered with since 2004, the Partnership for Progress award. The award recognizes eBay’s “one bill” and “one click” solutions that make business faster and easier for online sellers, according to USPS.
USPS Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe called eBay an “innovator,” adding that their partnership helped USPS customers save money and generate more than $800 million just last year.
During the first year of the companies’ partnership, more than 8 million labels were generated, USPS reports. Since then, eBay has developed its Fast ‘N Free program for the partnership and to highlight sellers who offer free shipping and fast delivery.
eBay notes that more than 3 million products have been sold with Fast ‘N Free since the program began.
“eBay and USPS continuously [improve] the products, integration and pricing for our customers,” says Jay Hanson, eBay’s vice president of Managed Marketplaces, who accepted the award on the company’s behalf. “eBay’s innovations are immensely popular because they allow our customers to save considerable time and money, whether they’re an individual entrepreneur, a small business or a retailer. This, ultimately, means better and faster service for shoppers.”