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July 26, 2015

Follow the brand : The lesser known 10 facts about ebay

" 10 facts about eBay"

The above Chart shows top 10 detailed statistics about Ebay 

 eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, Originally, the site belonged to Echo Bay Technology Group, Omidyar's consulting firm.When had tried to register the domain name, he found it already taken by the Echo Bay Mines, a gold mining company so he shortened it to his second choice,

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May 11, 2015

eBay, Apple, and HP have the most women in leadership role in tech companies

"gender diversities in leadership positions in tech companies"

Gender diversity in  leadership  Positions  in Technology companies 

The chart published by Gigacom above shows the gender diversity in top technology companies when it comes to leadership. Some companies count leadership roles as being only vice presidents, others count as broad a definition as “officials and managers. eBay, Apple, and HP have the most women in leadership roles, although at 28 percent they’re still far from equally weighted. 

October 15, 2014

How Chinese Online Retail is driving more consumption,without affecting offline retail Sales

Research on Online  Retail Spending in China by McKinsey :how this is aiding future consumption..

share of online retail spending in China :Backward areas vs Upmarket areas

China's e-tail revolution | McKinsey & Company: China  have become the world's largest online retail market in 2013, and has marched ahead of the US. Chinese  Online shopper numbers reached 302 million, and the online retail transaction volume in 2013 exceeded 1.85 trillion yuan, equivalent to 7.8% of total retail sales

Astoundingly around  90% of Chinese electronic retailing occurs on virtual marketplace and online market and e-commerce platforms where manufacturers, large and small retailers, and individuals offer products and services to consumers through online storefronts  similar to  eBay or Amazon, Ther are the the Local Chinese Giants   include PaiPai, Taobao, and Tmall, which in turn are owned by bigger e-commerce groups. A large and growing network of third-party service providers offers sellers marketing and site-design services, payment fulfillment, delivery and logistics, customer service, and IT support."

One of the most interesting insights on the Chinese Online Retail Revolution is that " online retail is not substituting  or affecting offline sales , however they are spurring more consumption that is spurring more consumption across both the lower and middle classs

As China moves towards online retail based consumption ,it has enabled China’s shift from an investment-oriented society to one that’s more consumption driven A recent McKinsey research conducted by analyzing consumption patterns in 266 Chinese cities accounting for over 70 percent of online retail sales, found that a dollar of online consumption replaces roughly 60 cents of sales in offline stores and generates around 40 cents of incremental consumption (Exhibit 1).

The research suggests E-tailing in China as the research indicates, is not simply a replacement channel for purchases that otherwise would have taken place offline. Instead, it appears to be spurring incremental consumption, particularly in less developed regions

September 19, 2014

Alibaba's Tmall to end dominance of Amazon to become world's biggest ecommerce company


It seems that the Chinese eCommerce juggernaut keeps on demolishing  the american internet dominance, as after  the grand success of Alibaba's maiden ADR.Its Tmall .Having overtaken eBay to become the world's second largest internet retailer, Tmall ( a subsidiary of appears to be on an unstoppable trajectory to the top. However what most people does not that the entire growth has come to China.. The biggest reason why " China continues to strike gold at eCommerce is because of  its extremely robust domestic market.

Meanwhile  Euromonitor in its latest  report  projects the end of Amazons dominance in eCommerce. "New Study Says Alibaba's Tmall Will Overtake Amazon as the World's Biggest Ecommerce Site by 2015 in terms of revenue:  This will make  making Tmall the world’s largest eCommerce site
 Tmall’s revenues should hit $120 billion by 2017, according to Euromonitor. Amazon’s revenues will likely be $100 billion by then" 

June 19, 2014

Top 10 Most Popular Online retail websites in the United States

Statistic: Most popular retail websites in the United States as of 1st quarter 2014, ranked by visitors (in millions) | Statista
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This  chart from  statistica shows  the  data on the average monthly number of visitors to online retail sites in the United States. During the overall first quarter of 2014, 164 million users visited Amazon's websites per month.While ebay and  Apple were among the 2nd and 3rd position

October 8, 2013

eBay records 19% Growth , launches Click and Collect servive in UK

ebay  set to integrate online and offline shopping
In the first quarter of 2013, eBay's profit grew 19 percent to reach $677 million. Powered by 18 percent growth of eBay's payment service PayPal, the company's revenue grew 14 percent

 E-commerce giant eBay today made its latest moves to blur the lines between online and offline commerce, and it’s chosen the UK to do it: it launched a new “Click & Collect” service, where shoppers can buy goods from eBay online and then select a physical retail location where they can be delivered

On top of this, eBay said it will be bringing its same-day delivery option, eBay Now, to the UK, its first push outside of the U.S. for the service. PayPal has long grown out of its role as a payment service solely for eBay's Marketplaces. In the March quarter PayPal handled 682 million payments from 128 million active users. Active users of eBay's Marketplaces grew from 112 to 116 millions in the past three months.

December 21, 2012

Holiday Season Store Sales Comparison: Ebay vs Amazon

Holiday Numbers for 2012 : What has changed

The above data from eBay shows how the Holiday Season sales panned out Thanksgiving results, the second column is Black Friday and for comparison purposes the  last year's data in the third column for black Friday.

Amazon has accelerated some their Thanksgiving,sales going from ~35% to 38% y/y growth.

eBay: sales has zoomed from 26.6% to 30.5% - eBay is growing substantially faster than last year.

CSE continues to do very well growing at 4.5% on Black Friday - largely driven by the new Google Shopping system.

Search  was down about 10% y/y largely due to the cannibalism from Google Shopping.

Mobile was down slightly from Thanksgiving - from ~37% to 32.4%, largely in the smartphone category.  This makes sense as most stores were closed on Thanksgiving so people were shopping online more via their mobile devices.

Y/Y for Black Friday, Mobile was up a whopping 12.6% in share bringing it to 32.4% - with big gains for both tablet and smartphone.

September 24, 2011

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders On eBay From $1140 ?

There is a huge iPhone 5 buzz in the media right now and there are some who want to cash-in on all this craziness. TodaysiPhone reports on the rather curious case of an eBay seller that has already listed the iPhone 5 for pre-orders.

According to  this source ,If you follow this link you will see that the bidding has already ended, with 0 bids and a whopping starting price of $1,140. We obviously don't want to give free promotion to this eBay seller (who, incidentally, has 99.3% positive feedback),
There is a chance that the iPhone 5 could arrive SIM-free and even be globally available. It might be offered even on your country's carrier sooner than you might think

However, it seems that the seller is pretty confident he can get hold of several 32GB models and he also left a contact number. Even if he can though, there's really no logic in paying $1200 for something that you could get for $400 or even $500 cheaper.

June 12, 2011

The Making Of Skype " Timeline and Competitors

Spring 2003: Skype is founded by Niklas Zennstr̦m and Janus Friis, two technology developers and entrepreneurs. The pair had already made their name by creating Kazaa, a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program which Рrather like Napster Рproved highly popular with PC users but provoked the wrath of the entertainment industry.
July 2004: Skype launches SkypeOut, a new service that allows Skype users to call a landline or mobile phone. Charges began at just two euro cents a minute to landlines within Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand. The next month an Apple-compatible version of Skype was offered.

January 2005: With Skype attracting 23 million registered users during its first 18 months, analysts calculate that its popularity will soon eat into the profitability of traditional telecoms companies.

April 2005: Skype hits the 100-million downloads mark, fuelled by rapid take-up of broadband.

August 2005: Google wades into the VoIP market with its own application, Google Talk. Skype hits back immediately through an alliance with Intel, which invested an undisclosed sum in the company. Microsoft was also investing in VoIP that month, snapping up a small internet calling start-up called Teleo in an attempt to improve its MSN Messenger app.

September 2005: After weeks of rumours, eBay agrees to buy Skype for $2.6bn in cash and stock.  This buyout enabled eBay  to monetize Skype's userbase – which has doubled to 52 million since the start of the year. Others, though, suggest that the deal might prevent Skype from ever truly challenging the traditional telephone industry.

December 2005: Skype launches video calling, a service already offered by several other VoIP companies.

May 2006: SkypeCasts, which allow up to 100 people to join a single call, are created to capitalise on the boom in social networking.
January 2007: US court rejects a $4bn (£2.4bn) lawsuit which claimed Skype's underlying technology violated various patents.

October 2007: Two years on, and with little sign of integration between the pair, eBay admits that its acquisition of Skype has not been a runaway success. It takes a $900m impairment write-down – effectively admitting that it overpaid for the company.

April 2009: eBay announces plans to float Skype on the stock market. "Skype is a great standalone business, with strong fundamentals and accelerating momentum. But it's clear that Skype has limited synergies with eBay and PayPal," says John Donahoe, eBay's chief executive.

September 2009: eBay abandons the planned IPO, and instead sells a 65% stake in Skype to a group of investors for $2bn. This includes a venture capital firm owned by Marc Andreessen, the technology pioneer who created the Netscape browser in the 1990s

November 2009: Joltid takes a 14% stake in Skype, in return for dropping its lawsuits and injecting a substantial amount of capital into the firm. This left Skype's new owners holding 56%, with eBay still owning 30%.

August 2010: Skype announces plans to float on the US stock market. It also faces opposition from BSkyB over the trademark for 'Skype' in Europe.
May 2011: Skype is rumoured to be changing hands again, with Facebook and Google both reportedly holding talks with the company. Then, on 10 May, Microsoft announces its $8.5bn takeover.

Skype Competitors: Apart from the List above Some of the competitors who are perhaps not that well known

Viber due to the speed at which they grow, but they will need more than that to take on Skype.

Apple with FaceTime. With their multitude of hit devices, Apple has a lot of power to push this standard.

Tango :Another VOIP application called Tango that allows free calls to other Tango users. Tango currently runs on iOS and Android devices. It uses the mobile number as the username and registers automatically. It also synchronized with the phone book contacts.