eBay Makes the Season Merry with Mobile – Delivering Gift Inspiration,
Exclusive Deals and Innovations for On-the-Go Holiday Shoppers
A flurry of holiday offerings from eBay connects shoppers to the things they
need and love – anytime, anywhere and on any device
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 12, 2012
A new national survey^1 released today found Americans on average expect to
finish Thanksgiving dinner at 5:23 p.m. Eastern. eBay, the world's largest
online marketplace and a leader in mobile commerce, will help shoppers kick
off the season by releasing hundreds of mobile-exclusive deals throughout the
weekend, beginning at 5:23 pm Eastern on Thanksgiving day. Shoppers will be
able to spend time with their families, savor that last piece of pumpkin pie
and still save on the season’s hottest gifts.
"Mobile is a game changer for holiday shopping," said Steve Yankovich, vice
president of eBay Mobile. "Consumers expect to shop on their own terms, and
tablets and smartphones make every moment instantly shoppable. With eBay
mobile, it’s easier than ever to get great deals on holiday gifts – anytime,
Shop the Exclusive Collection
eBay collaborated with seven leading designers on the eBay Holiday Collective
– limited-edition gifts spanning men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry, travel
and electronics accessories and home décor. Designers Billy Reid, Chris Benz,
Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan and Tibi created more than 40
items priced at under $100, and starting today, the Collective is available
globally at fashionvault.ebay.com. The collection launched on the eBay Fashion
app 24 hours in advance of the on-sale date.
Shop Like an Insider
For on-the-go shoppers in need of gift inspiration, eBay introduces a
shop-able gift guide that is available exclusively on iPhone^®. Beginning
today, 25 tastemakers and eBay fans – from photographers and foodies to tech
experts and stylists – will reveal their wish lists and gift lists for the
holidays. Download the eBay mobile app and check back each week for fresh
ideas from expert gifters.
Shop in bliss® on Black Friday
On Black Friday – a day that’s notorious for long lines and crowded parking
lots – eBay takes over bliss spas to offer a soothing shopping experience on
mobile. In busy metro areas like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas,
Atlanta, Miami and San Francisco, eBay shoppers can relax and enjoy free
manis, pedis and foot massages as they browse and buy personalized gift picks
from their tablet or smartphone. To book an appointment, visit
Give and Get the Season’s Hottest Toys
eBay unwraps a new way to give with mobile, benefitting Toys for Tots™.
Shoppers can visit The eBay Toy Box – a pop-up experience that showcases the
season’s hottest toys, available new and now on eBay. Scan-able tags on each
item will create an easy way to donate a toy to a child in need, in
partnership with Toys for Tots. Visitors will also be able to discover top
toys from Toys"R"Us^® through the brand’s eBay storefront and purchase them
right from their mobile device. The eBay Toy Box will be open from Dec. 6-9 in
New York’s Meatpacking District (Hudson at 14^th Street). Those outside of NYC
will also be able to donate through the eBay Give One program at
Go to eBay mobile to download a suite of free apps and gain access to hundreds
of incredible deals, exclusive gift items and shopping inspiration – available
on tablets and smartphones.
About eBay Inc.
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is about enabling
commerce. We do so through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, 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 online payments; and through GSI, which facilitates ecommerce,
multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises.
X.commerce brings together the technology assets and developer communities of
eBay, PayPal and Magento, an ecommerce platform, to support eBay Inc.’s
mission of enabling commerce. 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.
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^1 Edelman Berland conducted an omnibus among a nationally representative
sample from Oct. 8-10.
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