eBay Helps Shoppers Who “Love To Give” Find Just the Right Holiday Gifts
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Shop social, shop mobile, shop online – eBay offers more ways than ever this holiday season to find the perfect gift for everyone who loves to give
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY), the world’s largest online marketplace and leader in mobile shopping, is kicking off this holiday season with more convenient ways than ever to find the perfect gift for everyone who loves to give. Shop social, shop mobile, shop online – eBay is helping family and friends gift together, turning smartphones into shopping malls, and making it easy to find the best deals on the hottest products with a new, easier-to-shop home page, and smarter search and navigation features.
“It’s easier than ever on eBay to shop our more than 200 million products, have what you want shipped free from a trusted seller – and know when it will arrive – and be confident that if something goes wrong, eBay has you covered.”
“eBay is where and how to find the gifts you’ll love to give this holiday,” said Christopher Payne, head of eBay North America. “It’s easier than ever on eBay to shop our more than 200 million products, have what you want shipped free from a trusted seller – and know when it will arrive – and be confident that if something goes wrong, eBay has you covered."
“With a better online experience, eBay also is driving innovation in mobile and social shopping,” Payne continued. “eBay mobile helps you shop on the go—anywhere, anytime—and more than 13 million shoppers have discovered the convenience of eBay mobile. You can easily make product and price comparisons when you’re in a store, and know that you’ve always found the best deal on the right gifts. And with our new group gifts social shopping innovation, you can give that perfect gift together with family and friends. Across social, mobile and online, eBay is the way to shop this holiday season.”
Love to Give This Holiday – Celebrating the “Unwrap Attack”
eBay kicked off the holiday shopping season this week with its Love to Give campaign. Love to Give (http://lovetogive.ebay.com) celebrates “unwrap attacks” – those unforgettable, uncontrollable emotional moments that occur when someone receives the perfect gift. People are encouraged to upload videos of their best unwrap attack moment to the Love to Give gallery. Samantha Bee, comedian and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will report on the phenomenon of unwrap attacks in an original webisode series. The campaign also features a shop-able Facebook “Unwrap Attack Creator” application.
“I’m joining eBay on a quest this holiday season to spread ‘unwrap attack’ moments of pure joy by helping people everywhere find that just-right present for everyone on their list,” said Samantha Bee. “With eBay’s unrivaled selection of melt-down-worthy gifts it’s easy to make your loved ones hyperventilate from happiness—mission accomplished.”
Love to Give – Social Shopping
eBay also launched a first-of-its-kind social shopping tool, eBay Group Gifts (http://groupgifts.ebay.com). This innovative shopping experience integrates eBay, Facebook and PayPal, making it easy for family and friends to chip in together to purchase a group gift for any special occasion. eBay Group Gifts gives shoppers a way to give bigger gifts for less during the holiday season.
Love to Give – Mobile Shopping
With more than 13 million downloads and over $1.5 billion of merchandise volume expected this year, eBay is leading mobile commerce (http://mobile.ebay.com). eBay mobile apps are turning smartphones into shopping malls, not only enabling people to conveniently shop anywhere, anytime, but also making it easy to compare products and prices. eBay mobile helps you find the best deal on the perfect gift. eBay’s mobile app is available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7, giving almost anyone with a smartphone access to eBay’s global marketplace.
Other Ways to Love to Give This Holiday
Can’t think of what you’d love to give this holiday? eBay is here to help. eBay’s Gift Spot (http://gifts.ebay.com) offers recommendations on gifts that are just right for husbands, wives, kids, family, fashionistas, techies, sports fans and others on your list. eBay does the searching, so you can focus on the giving.
The holiday season is also a time when people love to give back. eBay makes it easy to gift and give back by joining celebrities and organizations to participate in one-of-a-kind auctions benefitting worthy causes and those in need. Some auctions at www.ebay.com/holidaygiving include:
- President Clinton will be auctioning off dinner for a winner and three friends. All of the proceeds will go to work of the Clinton Foundation.
- A round of Ping Pong at SPIN with Susan Sarandon to benefit Independent Filmmaker Project
- A meet and greet with Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro at the premiere of their new comedy “Little Fockers” benefitting the Stiller Foundation.
- Jimmy Buffett VIP experience auction funds help the Child Mind Institute.
- Celebrity golf experience in Hawaii with sports greats like Steve Young, benefitting the Children's Miracle Network.
For more information, visit eBay’s holiday homepage at http://gifts.ebay.com.
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