eBay launches new suite of features to deliver shoppable inspiration
eBaylLaunches New Suite of Features to Deliver Shoppable Inspiration: Collections, Follow & eBay Today
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. 6 March 2014 - eBay introduces a suite of new features to create an even more personalised and inspiring shopping experience. The new features, eBay Collections, Follow and eBay Today, enable people to curate and group items on eBay, to create visual stories, in a way that’s inspiring, engaging and shoppable. The new features are designed to enhance the browsing, discovery and shopping experience on eBay.
eBay has partnered with some of the nation’s most-loved personalities including pop star and fashion designer Dannii Minogue; presenter, writer and actor Reggie Yates; designer, entrepreneur and author Kelly Hoppen MBE as well as musician, writer and cheese-maker Alex James. Each has handpicked items from eBay to create their own Collections, showcasing their personality and passions on www.eBay.co.uk.
Feeling inspired? You can create your own eBay Collections by simply handpicking items from eBay and displaying them in groups or themes. Collections enable you to bring your passions to life, whether you’re inspired by travelling, home interiors, fashion trends, the latest technology or even a favourite colour. Collections can be created by anyone. More than a million Collections have already been created on eBay in the US since the feature launched there in late 2013.
Want to be inspired by others? Follow is a simple one-click way to personalise your eBay experience by following others –expert curators, buyers and sellers across the community.
Looking for even more inspiration? eBay Today is a new homepage for inspired shopping on eBay. Visit eBay Today to discover the very best Collections, items and visual stories on eBay, selected by our own curation team at: www.ebay.co.uk/today
“The way we shop is changing,” said Sarah Calcott, UK Senior Marketing Director, eBay. “Shoppers are in the driving seat like never before and rightly expect an experience that’s both fun and functional. That’s what eBay Collections is all about: the fun of browsing and discovery, that’s shoppable. These new features are part of the biggest suite of changes we’ve introduced to eBay in the UK and they’re designed to help shoppers follow their passions.”
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Notes to editors:
eBay Collections ‘marquee curator’ line-up:
- Pop star and fashion designer Dannii Minogue
- Presenter, writer and actor Reggie Yates
- Designer, entrepreneur and author Kelly Hoppen MBE
- Musician, writer and cheese-maker Alex James
- Pioneering bloggers Susie Lau (StyleBubble) and Sasha Wilkins (LibertyLondonGirl)
About eBay Inc.
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce and payments leader, providing a robust platform where merchants of all sizes can compete and win. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers and enabled $212 billion of commerce volume in 2013. We do so through eBay, one of the world's largest online marketplaces, which allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive digital payments; and through eBay Enterprise, which enables omnichannel commerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises in the U.S. and internationally. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.