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eBay - statistics & facts

On September 3, 1995, Pierre Omidyar founded AuctionWeb. Though this name may not ring a bell today, in 1997, it would give rise to the multinational e-commerce empire known ever since as eBay. More than two decades after its inception, the shopping and auction website has become one of the consumer internet and online services companies with the largest market cap globally. eBay’s platform connects buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets worldwide, and it ranks as the second most visited online marketplace in 2021, only surpassed by long-time rival Amazon.

New challenges, new priorities

Despite increasing competition, the Californian giant has remained in good financial health. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a nearly 20 percent increase in eBay's annual net revenue, hitting a record 10.3 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. Twenty years of marketplace expansion, acquisitions, and brand building add up to quite a competitive advantage. However, a recent decline in the number of active buyers and customer satisfaction levels has led the company to rethink its business model. Seeking to enhance its stand-alone value by streamlining operations, eBay successfully sold its ticketing business StubHub to Viagogo in early 2020. Later that year, it also transferred its classifieds segment to Norway-based ad publisher Adevinta. With an increased marketplace focus, eBay aims to strengthen its market position by making user experience one of its top priorities.

A mobile marketplace

In addition to being a pioneer in e-commerce, eBay is also a forerunner in mobile shopping, launching its app as early as 2008. With nearly 17.6 million downloads recorded in 2020, the United States is by far the largest market for eBay's app. While demand for the mobile app continues to grow in the North American country, the volume of Android downloads on Indian devices has recently skyrocketed. On the other hand, the highest download growth on iOS devices was recorded in Italy, with an over 20 percent surge compared to 2019.

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eBay - statistics & facts

On September 3, 1995, Pierre Omidyar founded AuctionWeb. Though this name may not ring a bell today, in 1997, it would give rise to the multinational e-commerce empire known ever since as eBay. More than two decades after its inception, the shopping and auction website has become one of the consumer internet and online services companies with the largest market cap globally. eBay’s platform connects buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets worldwide, and it ranks as the second most visited online marketplace in 2021, only surpassed by long-time rival Amazon.

New challenges, new priorities

Despite increasing competition, the Californian giant has remained in good financial health. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a nearly 20 percent increase in eBay's annual net revenue, hitting a record 10.3 billion U.S. dollars worldwide. Twenty years of marketplace expansion, acquisitions, and brand building add up to quite a competitive advantage. However, a recent decline in the number of active buyers and customer satisfaction levels has led the company to rethink its business model. Seeking to enhance its stand-alone value by streamlining operations, eBay successfully sold its ticketing business StubHub to Viagogo in early 2020. Later that year, it also transferred its classifieds segment to Norway-based ad publisher Adevinta. With an increased marketplace focus, eBay aims to strengthen its market position by making user experience one of its top priorities.

A mobile marketplace

In addition to being a pioneer in e-commerce, eBay is also a forerunner in mobile shopping, launching its app as early as 2008. With nearly 17.6 million downloads recorded in 2020, the United States is by far the largest market for eBay's app. While demand for the mobile app continues to grow in the North American country, the volume of Android downloads on Indian devices has recently skyrocketed. On the other hand, the highest download growth on iOS devices was recorded in Italy, with an over 20 percent surge compared to 2019.

Interesting statistics

In the following 6 chapters, you will quickly find the 35 most important statistics relating to "eBay".

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