eBay has been a force to be reckoned with, and now we know just how a big a MOBILE force it will be this year. The online sales company revealed today it will generate more than $1.5 billion in merchandise volume over mobile devices such as the iPhone. More than 8 million people use their iPhones to shop on eBay, said the company.
To help reach this forecast, eBay announced today two new apps for the iPhone that promise you can sell almost anything in less than 60 seconds on the go. And when you buy a new iPad, you can sell your old netbook through an iPad eBay app due on April 3.
Of the two free iPhone apps, one is for selling on the classic eBay site and one if for viewing on a newly designed eBayClassifieds.com site (similar to craigslist but without the “personals”). The eBay iPhone apps are also enhanced by the recent release of a PayPal Mobile for iPhone, to pay for your transactions.
“We offer more choice in ecommerce formats for sellers and buyers than any other online shopping destination,” said Lorrie Norrington, president of eBay Marketplaces.
To view a demo of the eBay Selling app for iPhone, click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HKmN8oXJFM.
To view a demo of the eBay Classifieds app for iPhone, click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtm-3_31JCc.
Source: eBay via techcrunch