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eBay Now expands 1-hour delivery service to Dallas

eBay Now expands 1-hour delivery service to Dallas

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Dallasites can enjoy eBay Now's one-hour delivery service by end of summer. Photo courtesy of eBay Now

Perhaps aware of Dallas' reputation for world-class shopping, eBay Now will expand its one-hour delivery service from local retailers to Dallas, joining an exclusive group of cities that so far includes San Francisco, New York and Chicago.

Shoppers can use the service via eBay's desktop or smartphone app to place orders from 9 am-9 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 9 am-6 pm on Sunday. Packages will be delivered via courier about an hour later. The service costs $5 per order with a $25 minimum.

Among the hundreds of stores participating are Target, Macy's, Urban Outfitters, Best Buy, GNC and Office Depot.

It's part of what Fast Company describes as a "hyper local push" by eBay, designed for travelers and office workers who aren't able to run errands during the day. To that end, the company has also introduced the service for desktop computers as well as smart phones.

eBay Now debuted a year ago in San Francisco and also delivers to New York, San Jose, the Bay Area Peninsula, Brooklyn and Queens. Dallas and Chicago will be online by the end of the summer.

"We definitely see that consumers will ultimately want choice," eBay's vice president of mobile and local Dane Glasgow told CNET.com. "There's a time when consumers will want something quickly, and there's times when people will need to go into the store to look at things."