eBay Announces New Partnerships

Today at the Mobile World Congress in port, eBay proclaimed new partnerships with 3.co.uk, Yotal and Entradas, and disclosed new mobile app updates that enhance mobile commerce capabilities. eBay and 3.co.uk have paired up to deliver robot devices preloaded with eBay mobile apps, on the UK’s quickest growing mobile network.

eBay’s PayPal suite has aligned with Spain’s ticketing company Entradas, to permit users to induce tickets on a mobile device, and conjointly Yotel, for users to book rooms on their smartphones. PayPal conjointly launched its PayPal Carrier Payment Network, that makes mobile payments easier for additional merchants. in step with Juniper analysis, the digital product trade in expected to herald $220 billion by 2014, with eBay having a relevant stake.

In 2011, eBay mobile commerce generated $5 billion, and PayPal mobile generated $4 billion in payment volume, with its mobile apps having been downloaded over seventy million times. In 2012, eBay expects to try to to $8 billion in mobile commerce retail volume. John Donahoe, president and chief operating officer of eBay opposition., states, “mobile commerce is ever-changing the manner individuals look and pay, and also the ways in which within which merchants of all sizes have interaction shoppers. eBay is driving mobile commerce innovation, partnering with carriers and merchants to create a brand new retail system that drives growth by delivering anytime, anyplace worth and wealthy multichannel looking experiences for shoppers.”

eBay conjointly simply discharged its new Core mobile app version two.5.0 update or iPhone, that currently delivers shipping calculations, will analysis evaluation trends and create sales doable from just about anyplace. The update conjointly includes improved image quality, push notifications on bids and Twitter integration.