eBay delivers convenient and personal shopping experience tailored for leading mobile platform
SAN JOSE, CA, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - eBay, a leader in mobile commerce and the world's largest online marketplace, announced today the availability of its first application for Windows Phone 7, in conjunction with Microsoft's international debut of its Windows Phone 7 devices. eBay's app for Windows Phone 7 builds on the momentum of eBay's expanding global reach in mobile commerce through its portfolio of multi-platform mobile applications.
The eBay app for Windows Phone 7 delivers a seamless and personal shopping experience, allowing users to quickly search, bid, buy and check their eBay buying and selling activity wherever they go. The app leverages Microsoft's panoramic user interface so that shoppers can seamlessly slide through their eBay activity. It also takes advantage of Windows Phone 7's push notification technology so that users receive real-time alerts on great deals and best offer activity - all without leaving their home screen.
"eBay and Microsoft share a common goal of keeping consumers connected. When Microsoft approached us about Windows Phone 7, we welcomed the opportunity to reach more eBay users and to create a unique, engaging mobile shopping experience on Microsoft's platform," said Steve Yankovich, eBay's vice president of mobile and platform business solutions. "We built this app from the ground up to take full advantage of Microsoft's operating system. Users can slide through all their eBay activity and receive real-time notifications on best offer and bidding activity, and items ending soonest."
The app integrates Microsoft's latest mobile technology that allows users to stay up-to-date on all their eBay activity at a glance:
- Scroll through the panoramic user interface to quickly engage in Daily Deals, popular searches, my eBay activity - bids, items won, selling or watching, messages - and reminders
- Personalize the shopping experience with saved searches, user-controlled push notifications, sharing favorite items with friends and unique background themes
- Use "Best Offer," eBay's fastest growing way to buy, where users negotiate the price of a particular item, with real-time notifications when an offer is received and finalized
- Quickly pay for items with PayPal in just a few clicks
The eBay app will be available for free download to Microsoft Windows Phone 7 users across the globe. The ability to shop eBay's 200+ million listings will be available in eight countries: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and United States.
As the global leader in mobile commerce, eBay recognizes that sellers and buyers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for their shopping needs. eBay's mobile applications are available in more than 190 countries and eight languages. An item on eBay is purchased every second via mobile devices.
To view a demo of the eBay app for Windows Phone 7 and for more information, including a Fact Sheet, Photos and Social Media Resources, click here.
About eBay Inc. Mobile
eBay launched its first application for the iPhone® in July 2008 and has since become a leader in mobile commerce. Its core iPhone application, which is available free via iTunes® in eight languages and 190 countries, has been downloaded over 10 million times and allows users to fully browse and buy from the 200+ million listings on eBay without leaving the application. The eBay for iPad application is a top free Lifestyle app for the iPad™ in the iTunes Store and delivers a dramatically different, visually compelling shopping experience to browse and purchase the vast selection of products available on eBay. eBay's suite of mobile apps, including Selling, Classifieds, StubHub, and eBay applications for Android™ and BlackBerry®, make selling and buying possible virtually anywhere, anytime. In 2009, eBay's mobile gross merchandise volume ("GMV") was over $600 million. eBay expects to generate $1.5 billion in GMV through mobile commerce in 2010. For more information, visit www.ebay.com/mobile.
eBay Inc.'s PayPal™ division has been delivering mobile payments since 2005 and expects more than five million users to be regularly using PayPal on mobile devices by the end of 2010, transacting more than $500 million. PayPal has a mobile app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones as well as SMS and WAP-based payments solutions. The company also offers developers and merchants the ability to easily integrate mobile payments into their applications or online stores via its mobile Payments Library and Mobile Express Checkout products. For more information, visit www.paypal.com/mobile.
Forward Looking Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of eBay's businesses that are based on its current expectations, forecasts and assumptions. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth in mobile commerce. Those statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, consumer acceptance and use of eBay's mobile applications.
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