EBay’s Close5 classifieds mobile application continues to gain traction, with nearly 3 million downloads in the United States as of the end of the third quarter, a ten-times increase from the previous quarter.
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International auction house Sotheby’s is partnering with Web-based art platform Artsy to create an online-only marketplace for contemporary art.
Mobile Minutes: Periscope and fashion; Smartwatches’ hype; Real-time mobile payments; Uber for anythingSeptember 10, 2015
Today in mobile marketing – Periscope is set to make fashion weeks more candid than ever this season; Fitbit exec says smartwatches still ‘more hype than reality’; Officials push for ‘real-time’ mobile payment tech; Uber for anything? Yawn. Meet Uber for Uber for anything.
EBay has released a redesign of its mobile application, optimizing the experience to make it easier for buyers to purchase and vendors to sell, coinciding with its recent attempts to ensure a comeback.
Peer-to-peer digital retailer eBay has recently acquired second-hand clothing application Twice to grow its eBay Valet service and mobile presence, gaining access to a new generation of sellers in an attempt to climb back up the retail ladder.
With eBay’s spinoff of PayPal expected to be completed today and a buyer found for its enterprise division, the company can turn its focus to trying to regain the role it once held as an mcommerce leader.
PayPal’s $890 million acquisition of digital money transfer company Xoom reflects the company’s ongoing efforts to retain and build on its status as a mobile payments leader as competition in the space continues to grow.
Ecommerce retailers such as Amazon and eBay are doubling down on mobile-driven omnichannel shopping experiences, but struggle to deliver the same level of convenience that traditional retailers can harness and which smartphone-equipped shoppers are demanding.
EBay continues to ramp up its mobile strategy, rolling out an Apple Watch app that will let users keep tabs on notifications and items on which they are bidding, selling and watching.
With PayPal’s mobile payments transactions volume increasing 40 percent year-over-year, the business is testing NFC payments prior to its imminent split from eBay, executives revealed this week during the ecommerce leader’s first quarter earnings call.