Mobile Momentum at eBay Inc. Continues: Dec. 9 Marks eBay’s Biggest Mobile Shopping Day Ever; PayPal Delivers Second Biggest Mobile Day in 2012
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Consumers are reshaping the traditional retail calendar, as illustrated by the shopping surge this Mobile Sunday, Dec. 9. This holiday season represents a tipping point, as bold new shopping patterns and peak shopping days emerge.
- eBay marked Dec. 9 as the single biggest mobile shopping day ever. U.S. transacted mobile volume more than doubled last year’s biggest mobile shopping day, Sunday, Dec. 4. The day topped three consecutive Sundays of record mobile transacted volume for eBay U.S., starting with Sunday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving weekend.
- On Dec. 9, PayPal Mobile reached its second biggest mobile shopping day of the year, tripling its year-over-year growth in global mobile payment volume compared to the second Sunday in Dec. 2011.
“Mobile continues to be a game changer, and we continue to be a clear leader in mobile commerce and mobile payments,” said Steve Yankovich, VP of Mobile at eBay. “Just four years ago mobile commerce barely existed. Today, mobile touches nearly one in every three purchases on eBay. And by year end, we expect to achieve $10 billion in mobile transacted volume on eBay and $10 billion of mobile payment volume on PayPal.”
Today’s customers want flexibility and convenience, and eBay is delivering a seamless multiscreen shopping experience to meet changing customer needs. Blending the best of offline and online commerce, today’s customers can shop on their computers, purchase on their tablets and, in some cases, even get their products delivered from local retail partners the same day.
Taking convenience to a whole new level, eBay’s new mobile app, eBay Now, empowers mobile shoppers to purchase from a growing list of retail partners – including Macy’s, Target, and Toys R Us – and arrange for delivery in San Francisco and New York, often in under an hour.
eBay Inc. is delivering unprecedented convenience,connecting consumers to the things they need and love, anytime, anywhere.