It appears UPS Stores and Receller are testing an eBay consignment model. A search on eBay for List-Pack-Ship in "Title & Description" reveals auctions from List-Pack-Ship, a service with "several retail locations in the Chicago-land area at which you can sell your items on eBay using the easy List-Pack-Ship service." The About Me page for "listpackship5608" shows a list of 20 UPS Stores that are participating in the service.
Receller launched in late 2005 to help consumers sell items on eBay. Consumers send Receller pictures, and a Receller Listing Coach calls them and guide them through the listing of the item using the consumer's own eBay account. Receller charges $9.95 for an individual listing, exclusive of eBay fees, PayPal fees, or any other third-party fees.
Combining UPS Stores and Receller might look like this: a consumer drops off an item at a UPS Store location. The store staff takes pictures and sends the pictures to Receller. Receller lists it on eBay - this time using List-Pack-Ship User IDs, apparently.
UPS Stores had tried the eBay drop-off model previously, but in that iteration, the UPS Stores staff sent the item to AuctionDrop's centralized processing center where it would be listed on eBay. With this new model, it looks like the item stays in the UPS Store - but still has the advantage of a centralized listing service.
We've been unsuccessful in touching base with a UPS Stores representative to get details on the List-Pack-Ship service, but will update this story as we learn more.
It's not clear which eBay drop-off store model may be the winner - if there is one. But what is clear is that companies can't stop trying to make it work