The online marketplace agreed to acquire London-based delivery service Shutl as part of its expansion plans.

E-commerce company eBay has recently agreed to acquire London-based delivery company Shutl as part of their move to expand their same-day delivery service, eBay Now.

Shutl uses a network of couriers to deliver local items at the fastest possible time. With Shutl, eBay buyers can get their purchased goods within an hour if they happen to be in the same area as the seller.

The service will start in London and will cover 25 additional cities by next year.

According to a post by Shutl founder and CEO Tom Allason, the startup will continue to work with its existing partners in the UK and US, but will fit eBay's plans and needs into their operations.

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