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eBay was founded in 1995 and its headquarters is located in San Jose, California, USA. eBay has $9.6B in revenue and 14100 employees. eBay's top competitors are Wayfair, Amazon and Overstock.

eBay Competitive Set

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eBayeBay ceo

Devin Wenig

President & CEO

55/100
1Wayfair ceoWayfair

Niraj Shah

Co-Founder & CEO

65/1005,637$677M$4.3B
2Amazon ceoAmazon

Jeffrey P. Bezos

Chairman & CEO

72/100566,000$56M$177.9B
3Overstock ceoOverstock

Patrick M. Byrne

Founder & CEO

51/1001,800$74.5M$1.8B
4Alibaba ceoAlibaba

Daniel Yong Zhang

CEO

70/10026,845$24.8B$1.6B
5Flipkart ceoFlipkart

Kalyan Krishnamurthy

CEO

67/10029,000$7.6B$2.4B
6Barnes & Noble ceoBarnes & Noble

Demos Parneros

CEO

47/10011,000$389.9M$3.8B
7Snapdeal ceoSnapdeal

Kunal Bahl

Co-Founder & CEO

62/1005,829$1.8B$140M
8ShopClues ceoShopClues

Sanjay Sethi

Co-Founder & CEO

54/100717$224.8M$38.1M

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eBay Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED ACQUISITION DATEAMOUNTDESCRIPTION
Terapeak, Inc.Terapeak, Inc.Dec 2017undisclosedTerapeak is an e-commerce analytics platform that offers price trends, sales comparisons, inventory analysis and SEO predictions for online merchants.
Corrigon LtdCorrigon LtdOct 2016undisclosedCorrigon is a provider of image identifier, brand monitoring and copyright management solutions for web publishers.
SalesPredict Inc.SalesPredict Inc.Jul 201625MSalesPredict is a provider of predictive lead scores that helps B2B marketing and sales teams to improve conversion rates and accelerate sales cycles.
Ticket Utils, Inc.Ticket Utils, Inc.Jul 2016undisclosedTicket Utils is a ticket broker software platform that helps the ticket sellers to manage inventory and distribution of tickets.
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Expertmaker, AB.Expertmaker, AB.May 2016undisclosedExpertmaker is a software company that provides artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics for retail and manufacturing sectors.
Cargigi, Inc.Cargigi, Inc.Mar 2016undisclosedCargigi is a provider of online advertising and marketing services for the auto industry.
TwiceTwiceJul 2015undisclosedTwice is an online e-commerce marketplace that allows people to purchase secondhand clothing and accessories for men and women.
Rumgr, Inc.Rumgr, Inc.Sep 2014undisclosedRumgr is an online marketplace for selling and buying goods.
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Shutl LimitedShutl LimitedOct 2013undisclosedShutl is a mobile application that enables the user to order and pay for the on-demand delivery services.
Bureau of TradeBureau of TradeSep 2013undisclosed
Decide, Inc.Decide, Inc.Aug 2013undisclosedDecide is a comparison-shopping tool using predictive algorithms to help consumers buy electronics & home appliances at the best time and best price.
2ememain.be2ememain.beJul 2013undisclosed
Svpply, Inc.Svpply, Inc.Sep 2012undisclosedSvpply is a shopping site that sells a curated selection of products, with over 3000 new products introduced each day.
StubHub, Inc.StubHub, Inc.Jan 2007$307MStubHub is an online ticket marketplace that enables fans to buy and sell tickets to sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events.

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eBay has acquired 16 companies.eBay's latest acquisition was Terapeak, Inc. in Dec 2017. Terapeak is an e-commerce analytics platform that offers price trends, sales comparisons, inventory analysis and SEO predictions for online merchants.

eBay Funding History

Since eBay was founded in 1995, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total eBay has raised $63.0M. eBay's funding round was on Sep 1998 for a total of $63.0M

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Quikr is an Indian based local classifieds website for the users to post advertisements related to a business, product or service offered by them.PrivateSep 16, 2014Equity

eBay has acquired 16 companies.eBay's latest acquisition was Terapeak, Inc. in Dec 2017. Terapeak is an e-commerce analytics platform that offers price trends, sales comparisons, inventory analysis and SEO predictions for online merchants.

eBay News

eBay: Why the launch of eBay Payments Platform is 20 years lateWhen I first signed up for eBay in 2002 there was no eBay Payments Platform. Buying and selling consisted of little more than sending pound notes or dollars through the post and waiting for a parcel to arrive. eBay did have a payments solution call Billpoint which was founded in 1998 and acquired by in [...]Tamebay
eBay Blog The Modern Buyer: The Growing Influence of Gen ZWelcome to the final installment in our "The Modern Buyer" blog series. This edition explores the influence and shopping habits of the fast-rising, post-millennial generation dubbed Gen Z. Those tweens and teens a few years away from entering the workforce? They're not millennials. While some publications have pointed out that there's no universally agreed-upon name for the generation born between 2000 and the mid-2010s, one that's widely used is Gen Z (they're also called centennials and the iGen). Whatever you call them, they're already personally spending $44 billion a year. And their effect on wider spending is even greater. 93% of today's parents say their children influence household purchases, to the tune of $166 billion a year. Directly and indirectly, a significant portion of today's purchases are driven by this youngest generation-and their beliefs and preferences. The way Gen Z views work, money, and shopping is distinct from any generation that has come before. Early signs point their outsized influence on consumer culture. What are those signs, and what do they mean for sellers like you? They wield growing buying power.What's most remarkable about the stat above is that the percentage of millennials earning their own spending money is about the same, though they're a generation older! Though the hard dollar amounts aren't the same, the numbers show Gen Z are driven earners and active consumers. In fact, they're already on track to become the largest generation of consumers by the year 2020.What eBay sellers can do: Don't neglect adapting for these young people just because they're young people. They already know the value of work, and once they enter the workforce in true numbers, their spending power is going to truly eclipse the millennials who came before. (Not to mention their present influence on Mom and Dad's spending.) Ad agency Barkley published a 2017 study reporting that more than half of teens said personal success was the most important thing in life. How can what you sell help this driven generation achieve their goals? Or how can you position your products as rewards for their hard work? Gen Z are mobile-first, digital natives. For these young people, there's never been a time when computers and the internet were not a part of their everyday lives. An IBM study found that 74% of Gen Z spends their free time online-a quarter of them spending a whopping five or more hours a day. More importantly, 60% of them will not use an app or website that takes too long to load. (One study marked Gen Z's average attention span at a mere 8 seconds.) What eBay sellers can do: Mobile-friendly listings are super important to capture and keep Gen Z shoppers, who spend so much of their life on mobile devices. Make sure your pictures look great and your listings are easy to read when viewed on phone screens. Also, be sure your listings use the right structured data so shoppers can find what they're looking for, fast. They crave authenticity, everywhere.A report from the ad agency Barkley reported that 77% of Gen Z likes ads that show real people in real situations, and 65% dislike ads that make life look perfect. Forbes notes that 63% of them prefer to see real people rather than celebrities in advertisements. And much like millennials (and even Gen Xers and baby boomers), Gen Z loves online product reviews, The prime difference for this youngest generation is that they've never lived in a time without them. When buying products online in the last 30 days, a leading 72% of Gen Z said they've used online reviews. What eBay sellers can do: Do your product shots feature the item against a sterile white backdrop or their real-life, everyday context? Do you set your fashion items on a form or a model? Your listing's main photo should always show the item against a clean, white background, but consider adding a "lifestyle" shot of the product in use. Show how your handbag looks over someone's shoulder, or show someone pulling a laptop from your sleeve case. How does the piece of art your listing actually look mounted on a wall, hanging above a couch for scale? They're the most diverse and fluid generation to date. Both Gen Z and Millennials are more multicultural than the generations before them. And the most recent US Census reported that Gen Z is itself the most diverse generation ever. Forbes reports that only 44% of Gen Z always buy clothes designed for their own gender, compared with 54% of millennials, though Gen Z guys prefer to spend more on products than Gen Z girls, and Gen Z girls spend more on experiences than their male counterparts. Barkley reports that 61% of Gen Z like ads that show diverse types of families. What eBay sellers can do: Offer a range of products that support a diverse range of experiences, from the brands that are connecting with them. Teens now prefer activewear brands like Lululemon and Nike over the old standby denim. Every month, beauty-related videos receive 700 million views on YouTube, Gen Z's favorite social media platform for shopping recommendations- are you offering what's being recommended? Meanwhile, outdoor brands like Patagonia and North Face have captured Gen Z's attention over an authentic love of the outdoors and passion for the environment. Online sellers have a lot to look forward to with the rise of Gen Z. They're tech-savvy, pragmatic, and a decade ahead of millennials when it comes to earning their own pocket money. Though they have not fully entered the consumer market, their online shopping behavior is a continuation of millennials' and Gen Xers' before them. We know they'll be searching for the brands that speak to them, and we know they've got the native skills to find what they want, faster. They're the buyers of the future and the influencers of today. Are ready to sell to them? Are you already? In recent weeks, we've been diving deeper into the evolving modern buying experience, and how different generations of buyers shop. We've previously covered Baby Boomers & Gen X, and Millennials. What strategies do you employ to appeal to the evolving behaviors of Gen Z buyers? Join the conversation on Facebook, on Twitter @eBayforBusiness, or the eBay Community Board.eBay Blog
eBay: eBay Launches Smart Share Chrome Extension To Help Affiliates Earn MoreeBay announced Smart Share, a new Chrome Extension earlier this month which lets affiliates conveniently promote items as consumers browse eBay's best inventory. The latest Chrome Extension is a part of eBay Partner Network (EPN), which is the marketplace's affiliate scheme. 'The Chrome Extension gives you the convenience of promoting items as you visit any [...]The post eBay Launches Smart Share Chrome Extension To Help Affiliates Earn More appeared first on eSellerCafe.eSellercafe
eBay Blog Six Tips for Optimizing Your Pricing Strategy to Boost SalesIf you've been selling on eBay for any amount of time, you probably have a pricing strategy in place. But, if you've been using the same strategy since the beginning, it may be time to revisit and optimize your plan, particularly when it comes to pricing. Offering deals can help you manage natural peaks and valleys throughout the year, aid in clearing out older inventory to make room for new, and bring you more sales in a shorter period of time. Setting up sales on popular items also invites new buyers to your store to check out the rest of your stock, which can lead to a bump in sales of your other items. However, there's an art and science to playing with the dials of pricing to attract buyers looking for a deal. Here, we break down the path to craft a pricing strategy that works for your individual needs. A pricing strategy starts with knowing your numbers. As a seller, you know your cost of shipping, your margins, cost of returns and other expenses, which means you know exactly how low you can go while still turning a profit. You should keep this number in mind for every item you sell because it will influence whether or not you should consider that item for discounted pricing, and how much of a discount you can offer. Items to consider discounting. Discounting a rare, one-of-a-kind item that's in high demand just doesn't make sense. When thinking about your pricing strategy, think about the items that a brick-and-mortar retailer might use as aisle end-caps or doorbuster deals; these are ideal items to consider. These items could be: Items that you have a deep inventory to sellItems that you sell on a regular basis, but want to sell more of at a faster rate Items that have a mass appeal and steady demand; e.g. most people know what it is and would consider buying itItems where you have the room to discount prices and still make a profit The discount offered can range. You know how much of a discount you can afford to offer, and the good news is that it can be a relatively small percentage off of the competitive market price. As little as 8-10% off of the market price can be seen as a deal, and you can offer these smaller discounts more often while saving larger discounts of 15-20% off for big retail moments like Black Friday, or times when you really want to make a splash and move inventory quickly. The first step is to figure out what the item's average market price or everyday low price is, which you can find in the Growth tab on Seller Hub. If you want to price your item just a little bit below market rate, consider 8-10% off. Consider deeper discounts if you are trying to dramatically increase sales velocity-for example, if you need to clear out aging inventory or make room for new goods in a short period of time. The relationship between price and demand tends not to be linear, so walking down your price can sometimes result in surprising sales growth. For example, if your item's everyday price is $24.99: Offered at 8% off = $22.99Offered at 12% off = $21.99Offered at 20% off = $19.99 Work backward from the lowest price you're comfortable offering to come up with your maximum discount as well as a lesser discount amount that will be enticing to customers without cutting too much into your profit. Easing into a new pricing strategy.Now that you know the maximum discount you can offer and still make a worthwhile profit, you can start small. First, think about your products in two groups. The first group-the group you won't be discounting-contains your core products. These are your bread and butter, the items you sell a few (or more) of every day. Group two, however, might be the items as described above. They're commonly sold items you have a lot of, and which you can afford to reduce in price without taking a loss. These are the items to consider testing out your new deals strategy. Next, think about timing. Maybe you have a few days in mind each month or quarter when you know you want to clear our inventory or entice new buyers into the store to meet a sales goal. Or maybe you know your products align with a specific retail moment, such as back to school or summer. Choose a few days to start offering your discounts, and start small. You can begin by offering a discount on the lower end of the range and increase as needed to sell your items more quickly. For example, say you have an item that sells at $24.99 every day with a few sales per day. Each quarter, you know you need a bit of help getting to a specific goal, and this item could help move that needle. You could drop the price 8-12% for a few days during special periods like three-day weekends or on certain retail-related holidays. Experiment a bit with your discount until you find the sweet spot: the price that brings you more sales without cutting into your margins too much. Save the big guns-the 15% and 20% discounts-for blowout sales events. What not to do. Be careful not to underprice (you can avoid this by starting slow, as recommended above). Underpricing can bottom out the price of an item too fast and bring down the item's overall value. This can be particularly harsh if you're going to sell this item for a while. You don't want to sacrifice long-term revenue for short-term gain. Likewise, be cautious of overpricing. Pricing your discounted item too high will limit your opportunity for sales and could diminish your credibility as a seller. Always keep in mind the buyer perspective. Whether someone is buying clothes or toys or shopping for a house or a car, they have in mind a price range based on the market. Similarly, for items commonly found online, they'll shop around and check out the average rate. Do the same research so you know what range buyers expect and you can experiment with your pricing within that range. Use the right tools to manage pricing strategy. As mentioned above, creating your pricing strategy starts with knowing your numbers, and being informed on the average selling price and demand for your items. The Seller Hub Growth tab shows you trends in your sales, seasonal shopping activity, and competitive pricing so you can adjust your offers accordingly. Once you've decided on your pricing strategy, you can manage your deals and discounts in Promotions Manager, which lets you create special offers including sales events and order size discounts. Of course, the first step in any sale is getting buyers to your listing with structured data, great descriptions and photos, and mobile-optimized listings. Promoted listings are another tool in this toolbox, and they work in tandem with a great pricing strategy. Promoting your listings can drive up impressions and bring more traffic to your items and your store. Once you have buyers viewing your promoted item, an attractive offer or discount provides the incentive to purchase one-or several-of your items. While promoted listings and a pricing strategy can also work independently of one another, they can be even more powerful together, bringing you more buyers and helping close more sales, move more inventory, and improve your bottom line. eBay Blog
eBay: Augmented Reality on Tap at eBayPart of a growing sweep of changes, eBay preparing augmented reality tools.The post Augmented Reality on Tap at eBay appeared first on Payment Week.Payment Week
eBay: PayPal mobile payments continue to grow and Venmo flourisheseBay might be ditching PayPal for Adyen when it comes to payments processing but that doesn't mean the money giant's star is waning. It has plenty of irons in the fire and, in particular, PayPal mobile payments are doing very well indeed. And, in particular, PayPal's Venmo division (that's ever so popular with American millennials) [...]Tamebay
eBay: eBay Bootcamp for sellers starts on March 5thAccording to a recent blog post there is an up and coming online eBay bootcamp training series starting soon that has the aim of helping sellers get started and develop their sales and selling skills. You can find out more information here. It's entirely free and over the course of 4 weeks you will be [...]Tamebay
eBay: PayPal in Denial of eBay Payment Intentions?Yesterday we posted highlights from eBay CEO Devin Wenig's talk at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference earlier in the week. The same day it was also PayPal's turn with Bill Ready, Executive Vice president and COO of PayPal Holdings, Inc. And of course, the talk, or interview-style presentation, started out discussing the recent news [...]The post PayPal in Denial of eBay Payment Intentions? appeared first on eSellerCafe.eSellercafe
eBay: Why sneakerheads are leaving eBay for Detroit startup StockXBuying a pair of new rare sneakers is harder than reselling them on StockX. To buy new, the Yeezy or Jordan gods have to smile upon you, giving you that winning raffle ticket at a local store or letting you beat the bots online. To resell, all you ha...Engadget
eBay: eBay CEO Devin Wenig Talks Payments, Catalog, Structured Data, FutureWe are approaching the typical time eBay releases its Spring Seller Updates in most markets. It could come as early as next week if history is a guide. The company's earnings call from two weeks ago already clued us into a few changes, including a complete overhaul of how payments will work by mid-2020. But [...]The post eBay CEO Devin Wenig Talks Payments, Catalog, Structured Data, Future appeared first on eSellerCafe.eSellercafe

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eBay Summary Information

eBay is an online auction and e-commerce platform that enables people and businesses to buy and sell a variety of goods and services. eBay was founded in 1995. eBay's headquarters is located in San Jose, California, USA 95125. It has raised 63.0M in 1 round. The latest round was in Sep 1998. eBay's primary investor is . eBay's President & CEO, Devin Wenig, currently has an approval rating of 55%. 38% of Owler community believes the stock will go Up. eBay has 14100 employees and reported 9.6B in revenue [trailing four quarters].

eBay's President & CEO, Devin Wenig, currently has an approval rating of 55%. eBay's primary competitors are  Wayfair Amazon Overstock.

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