eBay’s Mobile Momentum: 100M App Downloads, 100M Items Listed

EBay is not the only e-commerce company seeing a significant shift to mobile, but it may be the only publicly held company that talks about it. Today, it has even more to say, and since the subject is big numbers, it threw in a nifty infographic.The San Jose-based company says its mobile app has been downloaded 100 million times since its launch four years ago. That’s equal to the number of the service’s active users — those who bought, listed or sold something on eBay last year. The company is not saying how many of those downloaded apps are used regularly, but by at least one measure, activity is fairly high — users have now listed 100 million items to its marketplace using the eBay app, by taking a picture of the item with their phone and uploading all the data within minutes.
http://allthingsd.com/20120924/ebays-mobile-momentum-100m-app-downloads-100m-items-listed/Also see:eBay hits mobile milestones: The number of app downloads nearly totals the e-commerce giant’s number of active users.
eBay is reporting some pretty big numbers for mobile.The San Jose, Calif., e-commerce giant says its mobile apps have been downloaded 100 million times since being launched in late 2008, while users have listed 100 million items on its auction site using mobile devices. The apps have been downloaded 25 million times in the last six months alone, the company said.”We are taking a mobile first approach to the business, drawing on four years of leading mobile commerce, and continually making our experience more personalized and relevant to the customer,” Steve Yankovich, vice president of eBay Mobile, said in a press release.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57519283-93/ebay-hits-mobile-milestones/

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