eBay® Selling and eBay for iPad™ Applications Available Internationally
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Selling Application is First eBay Mobile App to Integrate RedLaser Technology; eBay for iPad Currently Number One Free Lifestyle iPad App
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY), a global leader in mobile commerce and the world’s largest online marketplace, announced today the international releases of its eBay Selling application and its eBay for iPad application. The Selling application is now available in Germany and the United Kingdom, and the eBay for iPad application is now translated into French, Italian, German and Spanish for international users and is currently available through Apple’s 77 iTunes® App Stores.
“We continue to innovate and expand eBay’s ever-growing global presence”
“We continue to innovate and expand eBay’s ever-growing global presence,” said Steve Yankovich, vice president of mobile, eBay Inc. “With our mobile applications, we are reducing the friction with commerce. We are enabling eBay users around the world to window shop through the iPad and sell in seconds on the iPhone.”
For the first time, sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom will be able to leverage eBay’s Selling iPhone application to sell items on their local eBay marketplaces. The latest version of the eBay Selling application is the first of eBay’s suite of mobile applications to integrate the accurate RedLaser barcode-scanning technology. eBay sellers in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States will now be able to quickly create listings by simply scanning an item’s barcode to access pricing trends, product details and list items from eBay’s catalog for sale.
The eBay for iPad application is currently the number one free shopping (Lifestyle) iPad app in the iTunes Store (as of July 9, 2010). The application delivers a dramatically different, visual shopping experience that allows shoppers to browse the 200+ million listings on eBay. eBay for iPad pushes the boundaries of mobile shopping where users can search for items in a rich, visually compelling gallery display.
The international launches of the eBay Selling iPhone application and the eBay for iPad application builds on eBay’s momentum in mobile commerce. In 2009, eBay generated over $600 million in GMV through its mobile platforms. eBay expects to generate over $1.5 billion in mobile GMV in 2010. Over half of eBay’s mobile GMV comes from international purchases.
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The eBay Selling application is free and available in Germany and the United Kingdom through Apple’s iTunes App Store. The United States version of the application is currently available in Apple’s 77 iTunes App Stores.
About eBay Inc. Mobile
eBay launched its first application for the iPhone in July 2008 and has since become a leader in mobile commerce. Its core iPhone application, which is available free via iTunes in eight languages and 190 countries, has been downloaded over 10 million times and allows users to fully browse and buy from the 200+ million listings on eBay without leaving the application. The eBay for iPad application is currently the number one free shopping (Lifestyle) iPad app in the iTunes Store (as of June 9, 2010) and delivers a dramatically different, visually compelling shopping experience to browse and purchase the vast selection of products available on eBay. eBay’s suite of mobile apps, including Selling, Classifieds, StubHub and Deals, make selling and buying possible virtually anywhere, anytime. In 2009, eBay’s mobile GMV was over $600 million. eBay expects to generate $1.5 billion in GMV through mobile commerce in 2010.
eBay Inc's PayPal division has been delivering mobile payments since 2005 and has a mobile app for iPhone, Android and RIM smartphones as well as SMS and WAP-based payments solutions. In 2009, $141 million in payments were transacted over PayPal's mobile applications. PayPal launched a new version of its iPhone app in March 2010, which has been downloaded over two million times.
For more information on eBay mobile, visit www.ebay.com/mobile.
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Forward Looking Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of eBay’s businesses that are based on its current expectations, forecasts and assumptions. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth in mobile commerce. Those statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, consumer acceptance and use of eBay’s mobile applications.
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