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eBay Now brings commerce to a whole new level. eBay's 'Now' service lets people in certain cities purchase items and have those items delivered the same day. The idea is to let people that want things right now get those things simply. The whole concept is a great one, and it's already proving successful in the few cities that the service is available in.

Today, eBay Now has launched a web version of this service, so that you can shop on eBay from the web, and get what you want now. Sound like a dream come true? Here's how you can get in on the eBay Now action.

Using eBay Now for the Web

You might be familiar with eBay as an online auction service, but eBay Now is a bit different. This new shopping platform lets shoppers choose items from the following stores: AutoZone, Babies "R" Us, Best Buy, Finish Line, GNC, Guitar Center, Home Depot, Macy’s, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Target, Toys "R" Us, Urban Outfitters and Walgreens.

To purchase any item from one of these stores, shoppers simply have to visit the eBay Now site, checkout as usual, and then click the checkout button. The difference here is that as soon as you pay for your items, an eBay Now shopper goes out and gathers those items for you, puts them all into one bag, and brings them to the place that you have specified.

You don't have to have items delivered to your doorstep, either. You can ask the Now service to send items anywhere that you will be, and you can even specify an hour or time when you want those things to be delivered. It's call convenience shopping, and it's really taking the shopping world by storm.

Mobile Goes Web

Even though eBay Now gets most of its customers through mobile shopping, the company has just set up a web service. So, you can now purchase items from eBay Now using the web platform. The web platform works the same way, but is an option for those shoppers that don't currently have a mobile option.

Sadly, eBay Now is not available in every part of the world or even in every part of the United States. The service is currently offered in San Francisco, New York City, Brooklyn, and Queens. eBay hopes to expand the service within the next year or so.

Costs and Other Details

eBay Now's website is up and running, so make sure to check it out if you live in any one of the areas listed above. There is a $5 delivery charge per order, so keep this in mind, though eBay Now will pay for your first order for free. If you want a simple way to get goods now, there's no better way to accomplish that task than with eBay Now.

Have you used this service? Like it? Hate it? Let me know what you think! eBay Now is revolutionary, and, hopefully, other companies will catch on soon enough!