SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Holiday shopping went mobile this season, with eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) seeing a surge in buyers tapping their eBay iPhone app and other eBay mobile applications to find a great deal while on the go. The number of items bought via eBay mobile apps this year was triple last year’s holiday volume. In 2009, eBay buyers and sellers are generating more than half a billion dollars of transactions via mobile, with strong momentum this holiday season. Nearly 6 million people have eBay on their iPhone and shoppers are making 750,000 unique visits a day to eBay via mobile apps. Mobile purchases this season range from designer handbags to a $75,000 1966 Chevrolet Corvette.
“Mobile is changing the way people shop this holiday season”
"Mobile is changing the way people shop this holiday season," said Lorrie Norrington, president of eBay marketplaces. "With eBay on your iPhone, great deals are available anytime, anywhere. We see consumers taking advantage of that freedom to find great holiday gifts and deals without sitting at their computer or being stuck at the mall. eBay buyers and sellers have rapidly embraced mobile commerce this year, and this holiday season has been a mobile commerce tipping point. Shopping will never be the same again."
Dawn of mCommerce Era: OMG I just bought a boat on my iPhone LOL
According to an IDC report earlier this year, mobile Internet users will double in number by 2013 to surpass one billion. Here are some mobile eBay trends:
In 2009, an item sold every 2 seconds via eBay mobile applications worldwide with luxury items a favorite of shoppers this holiday season; some recent mobile transactions in the US include:
In the U.S., the early adopters in mobile commerce are the Texans:
|1.||Nixa, MO 65714|
|2.||Fullerton, CA 92835|
|3.||Wolfforth, TX 79382|
|4.||Allston, MA 02134|
|5.||Laurel, MD 20724|
|6.||Flower Mound, TX 75028|
|7.||Jonesboro, GA 30236|
|8.||Aurora, IL 60504|
|9.||Charlotte, NC 28217|
|10.||Irvine, CA 92618|
eBay connects buyers and sellers across the globe:
eBay Daily Deals on eBay.com were flying off the shelves:
Under the tree this holiday:
Launched in 2007 and 2008 respectively, the eBay web application (WAP) site and iPhone application extend the eBay experience to the mobile phone. The iPhone app is available in eight languages and is downloadable in 77 countries; it is the third most popular app in the iPhone Lifestyle category. In 2009, eBay integrated PayPal into the eBay mobile Web site and iPhone application, delivering an end-to-end mobile shopping experience for people shopping for anything from luxury cars to cell phone accessories. Today, every two seconds an item is purchased using eBay mobile.
About eBay Inc.
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. 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 our global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.