eBay Australia has forecast the biggest mobile shopping day will be Sunday 8 December with expectations 1.28 million of 2.3 million Australians will visit eBay.com.au through their mobile device.
Australia Post has committed to providing seven day-a-week service as Christmas Day draws closer.
As eBay celebrates the fifth birthday of its mobile application, the company has released a report revealing mobile shopping is only expected to grow.
eBay’s advertising network business, eBay Commerce Network, has announced its partnership with online shopping aggregator Lasoo.com.au to deliver a richer shopping experience for its customers.
eBay's advertising network business Shopping.com has been re-launched as the eBay Commerce Network.
eBay Australia will get a new team leader after vice president Deborah Sharkey made the decision to move to the company’s global headquarters in San Jose, USA.
A specialist reference group has been formed to address methods multinational corporations are using to minimise their tax bills in Australia.
Sunday 9 December was forecasted to be the busiest online shopping day ever, according to eBay, PayPal and Australia Post.
Fashion and electronics are the two leading categories for mobile purchases, worth about a billion dollar each, according to eBay Australia.
Over a half of Australians have started their Christmas shopping earlier this year compared to last.
Mobile penetration continues to experience rapid growth in the retail sector.
After 17 years in the business, eBay has given its logo a new look that "is rooted in our proud history and reflects a dynamic future".
eBay has reported strong second quarter results with revenue up by 23 per cent to approximately AUD$3.3 billion, compared to the same period last year.
In the lead up to the first Retail Council of Australia meeting later this week, Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury has announced additional members.
To support its rapid advertising business growth in Victoria, eBay has opened an office Melbourne.
Audience segmentation has long been used as a way to deliver more targeted offline advertising, such as through catalogues, but now eBay has introduced a micro-site that can do the same but for online advertisers.
The Australian Retailers Association, PayPal and eBay have signed a partnership to reflect retail landscape’s shift towards digital retailing.
The report by eBay, Australia Post and PayPal found 68 per cent of respondents would like to see more competitive rates while more than half would like to see net improvements for tracking.
From 2 May 2012, eBay will make pictures free for all sellers and is also simplifying its fee structure.
As more retailers recognise the need to invest in multi-channel platforms, Roy Rubin, Magneto CEO said the best way to go about dealing with it is to seek help from from an external company.
Consumers are becoming more shop savvy, according to eBay, which found that those who used their phones to compare prices saved an average of $595.
In a recent survey, two-thirds of eBay's top 3000 sellers said they are confident sales will increase by an average of 31 per cent over the Christmas trading period.
eBay has partnered with local and international fashion brands to launch Fashion Gallery, a dedicated home for online fashion.
eBay has highlighted that advice from Customs, Australia Post and express carriers indicates reform is needed to facilitate increased parcel volumes associated with the growth in online retailing.
E-commerce represents only three to four per cent of the Australian retail industry, which is half compared to the US and the UK, showing there is still e-commerce growth yet to come.
eBay said while fewer physical stores may mean fewer jobs, there will be an increase in other areas such as logistics and stock control.
Having already taken on some of the top US e-commerce websites, buy and sell website The SOC Exchange has launched in Australia.
Bunnings has beat retail rivals David Jones and Myer by scoring the People’s CHOICE award for best bricks and mortar retailer at the CHOICE Awards.
As part of the transaction, eBay will divest 100 per cent of GSIâ€™s licensed sports merchandise business and 70 pe rcent of ShopRunner and Rue La La. eBay believes these businesses are not core to its long-term growth strategy.
The OBI report found that 35 per cent of merchants said manufacturers and suppliers tried to prevent them from selling their goods on the internet or on particular websites.
eBay.com.au will be seeing changes to the website between March and May to meet the growth of the Australian ecommerce market.
eBay has projected double-digit annual revenue and earnings growth over the next three years for its global PayPal and eBay Marketplaces businesses.
It seems that brick and mortar retailers' worst nightmare of seeing a growing number of customers buying online is becoming more apparent after the world’s largest online retailer reported another strong quarter.
More than one million people are expected to sell their unwanted presents online post-Christmas to avoid embarrassment and long queues involved in returning Christmas gifts, according to eBay.
eBay has acquired Critical Path Software to accelerate improvements to the mobile shopping experience.
Australia Post has partnered with eBay to offer eBay sellers a simplified packing and posting deal.
Based on the last three to four years worth of research, eBay.com.au has forecasted that this Sunday 12 December will be the busiest online shopping day of the year for them.
Following Gerry Harvey's comments to bring the GST threshold on imported goods down to apply on products worth less than $1000, Choice says it would be "poor policy".
The revenue for the fiscal third quarter ended September 30, increasing by 1 per cent to $2.2 billion.
The postal corporation saw a 4.2 per slip in mail volumes that was affected by the global shift towards digital communications but has identified four key priorities to overcome the downfall.
eBay.com.au has announced it will be releasing an application suitable for the new Windows Phone 7 in mid-October 2010.
Since his recent appointment to the newly created advertising director role at eBay, David Odgers said he will assist the company in continual growth in its advertising publishing business.
eBay UK has launched a renewed assault on the fashion world to grab a part of the competitive big brand retail market.
A recent study conducted by Galaxy Research for eBay revealed that Australian households are hoarding 120 million unwanted items worth more than $5 billion.
Online retailer Big Brown Box has established a dedicated store on eBay offering a range of electrical appliances and consumer goods.
eBay's daily deals will be offered through a new Internet Explorer 8 web slice for the holidays.
Shopping late and self-gifting are the main reason why 72 per cent of Australians exceed their Christmas shopping budget by an average of $248.