Today, eBay introduced eBay Wine (eBay.com/wine), a new destination which features the ability to browse collectible, rare and everyday wines based on varietal, region, price point and more, and makes it easier than ever for experts and enthusiasts alike to find the perfect bottle of wine.
As part of the marketplace’s latest offering, eBay is partnering with Drync – a mobile app platform for wine – to bring a wide selection of wine to U.S. shoppers through Drync’s broad network of wine retail partners.
“Whether you’re in search of wine to celebrate a special occasion, give as a Mother’s Day gift, or add to your collection of rare or hard-to-find, eBay is offering a fresh, modern way to find the perfect bottle,” said Alyssa Steele, DMM of Home and Garden at eBay. “Combining eBay’s unparalleled reach and innovative platform with unmatched inventory, the launch of eBay Wine is yet another way we are providing shoppers with amazing choice and selection – for a truly unique shopping experience.”
eBay shoppers will be able to purchase wine and ship to almost anywhere in the U.S.1 In addition to varietal and price point, shoppers can filter based on price format (“Buy It Now” or auction for rare bottles) and delivery options (shipping or in-store pick-up, where available), coming soon. The site experience will also feature expert guides and tips by lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky and sommelier and winemaker André Hueston Mack, highlighting seasonal and emerging wine trends and must-have accessories – making the shopping process easy and approachable.
“As an entertaining expert, I’m always in search of new ways to discover and buy wines for different occasions,” said Maureen Petrosky. “For spring, I’m loving French rosé. With the launch of eBay Wine, I now can enjoy a huge selection of rosés from France – and nine other countries – to which I otherwise wouldn’t have access.”
As of today, people can now discover more than 10,000 different wines on eBay – from everyday staples to sought after vintages of fine wines. The platform now offers wine from 30 countries and from more than 500 regions around the world giving shoppers access to favorites from popular areas like Sonoma, Tuscany and Rioja, as well as unique selection from emerging regions like Italy’s Sicily, Israel’s Galilee and Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
“I’m so excited to be partnering with eBay to help savvy and novice wine enthusiasts alike learn about different types of wine,” said André Hueston Mack. “Choosing wine can oftentimes feel overwhelming. eBay makes it easier than ever to find an incredible wine selection – fine, rare, and everyday – that you’re sure to love.”
Through the Drync collaboration, eBay is helping retailers better connect with and educate customers, while enabling shoppers to access a huge selection of wine – and have that wine shipped to up to 45 states in the U.S.
“Drync’s collaboration with eBay allows us to bring the reach of the marketplace to our wine retail partners while empowering a broad consumer audience with a huge selection of wine to choose from,” said Brad Rosen, Founder and CEO, Drync. “The Drync-eBay collaboration marks a significant shift in the wine industry – offering realtime inventory from large and small retailers throughout the country through a marketplace that includes both in-store pick up and delivery options.”
eBay By the Numbers
- eBay has 162 million active buyers
- Virtually all items are backed by eBay Money Back Guarantee
- 79% of items sold on the eBay platform are new
- 900 million live listings at eBay
- There are 300 million searches each day on eBay
- The majority (63%) of items on eBay ship for free (reflects US, UK and DE)
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015, eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
Drync, Inc. is a leading mobile app for beverage ecommerce and has been a top wine app for eight years. Consumers track, share and buy wine, beer and spirits by snapping a picture of the label. For licensed retailers of beverage alcohol, Drync offers a turnkey mobile platform to produce white label e-commerce and loyalty apps for retailers, enabling them to better connect with their customers. Through its collaboration with eBay, Drync also offers seamless integration for Drync Partners to market their products on eBay.com. For more information, visit: www.drync.com.
1 Subject to applicable laws. Shoppers can check an item’s description to learn more about each seller’s shipping policy, and state-by-state eligibility requirements.
Jennifer Borland, 212-642-7726