eBay’s daily deals will be offered through a new Internet Explorer 8 web slice for the holidays.
In an agreement announced early this week, Microsoft and eBay will present online daily deals through a new Windows Internet Explorer 8 web slice that will showcase popular products selling at deep discounts.
With most holiday shoppers looking to save money, customers will receive continuing updates and detailed information about these deals for eBay, all within the favourites bar in Internet Explorer 8.
“With almost 200 million live listings, the eBay Marketplace is second to none when it comes to holiday gift options," said Rob Chesney, vice president of buyer and seller experience, eBay.
"This season we are making it even easier for Internet Explorer 8 users to find amazing products at deep discounts with the eBay Daily Deals web slice."
With online shopping expected to increase this season, internet security is a major concern for consumers. Microsoft has developed Internet Explorer 8 with built-in security protection.
"Our customers tell us they want a browser that puts them in control of their security and privacy, and those are key ingredients to a positive online experience," said Amy Barzdukas, general manager of Internet Explorer and Consumer Safety, Microsoft.
"The eBay Daily Deals web slice is just one more great reason to upgrade to and use Internet Explorer 8 for all your online holiday shopping."
The InPrivate Browsing feature in Internet Explorer 8 allows consumers to shop online without leaving information behind for others to find on shared computers. InPrivate Browsing allows the user to control whether or not Internet Explorer 8 saves the browsing history, cookies, temporary internet files and other data.
eBay will also launch a 12 Days of Deals promotion along with an exclusive mystery deal featured each day of the daily deal from November 27 through December 8.