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February 5, 2011

Ebay Mobile Commerce Trends

Mobile commerce has been growing this year, as many consumers are choosing to shop on mobile to save both money and time,EBay launched its first application for Apple’s iPhone in July 2008 and has since continued to ramp up its mobile commerce initiatives.Its core iPhone application, which is available free via iTunes in eight languages and 190 countries, has been downloaded more than 13 million times and lets users browse and buy without leaving the application.

The eBay application for the iPad debuted in the top ten most downloaded free iPad applications in the iTunes Store and delivers a tablet-optimized shopping experience to browse and buy the vast selection of products available on eBay.
EBay’s suite of mobile applications, including Selling, Classifieds, StubHub and Deals, are designed to make selling and buying possible virtually anywhere, anytime. survey of mobile shoppers in the U.S. conducted for eBay by SmithGeiger LLC shows that more than half of the people who regularly shop using their phones are comfortable spending $100-plus on a mobile purchase, with 14 percent willing to spend over a thousand dollars.

On average, according to the survey, mobile shoppers spend more than $100 per month on mobile purchases.Earlier this year, an eBay shopper purchased a Mercedes-Benz for $240,000 using their mobile phone.(
A new interactive infographic application available at captures eBay mobile shopping trends from Nov. 22 through Nov. 29 within the top 20 eBay product categories across eBay’s leading mobile commerce markets.