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Classifieds, Facebook »

[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Craigslist has outlasted its challengers, and remains the platform to beat for classifieds, or “things to sell” marketplaces. eBay, similarly, remains a leader for the sale of goods – although most are not geographically oriented. Amazon is also active in that space.
Can Facebook, with its huge volume and trust networks, cut into their business? It …

Mobile, Social, Verticals »

[13 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]

Priceline is sort of like eBay — a company known for its origins in auctions, but more recently focusing on distinct, “buy it now” niches. It has recently fleshed out its core travel brand by moving up the value chain to travel reservations via its acquisition of Kayak. It has also gotten into the “sharing …

Classifieds, E-Commerce, Social »

[22 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

image: Crowdsourcing.org
eBay generally focuses on helping things get sold. But it has never had a “wanted” section. Now it has tipped its toes into “wanted” via a new partnership between eBay Classifieds and Rewarder.
Rewarder, a San Francisco-based expert network, was founded two years ago by former Intuit/StepUp executive Kendall Fargo and backed by Granite Ventures. …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences, Online/Interactive »

[11 Dec 2013 | One Comment | ]

Local is front and center in the next phase of ecommerce opening up, said eBAY VP of Marketplaces Jody Ford during a keynote address Dec. 10 at Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media in San Francisco. Ford said the past several years have been about online service, inventory and convenience and have necessarily favored online …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences »

[11 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

The clock is ticking!  We are just one month from Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media, which is Dec. 10-12 in San Francisco. The event has shaped up to be the most exciting local event in recent memory – a 2 1/2 day extravaganza that focuses on local:  The Internet’s last and biggest frontier.
We’ve already …

BIA/Kelsey NEXT, Conferences, Facebook »

[23 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

How can you constantly top yourself? It is a challenge that leaders have, in whatever endeavor they are pursuing: whether it is sports, literature, academia, or business.
We are pretty sure this year’s Interactive Local Media event – BIA/Kelsey’s flagship – is going to top any other event we’ve done before.
The event’s handpicked keynotes, superforums and …

Google, Hyper-Local, Shopping, offline »

[8 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

When eBay purchased Jack Abraham’s Milo.com in December 2010, it caused some head scratching. While retail Inventory is helpful to track goods availability and has some value in developing location-based promotions, it seemed an unlikely anchor for eBay’s SMB and local ecommerce services.
Abraham’s upgrade of his title to head of EBay Local last year, however, …

Shopping, offline, Shopping, online »

[9 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

Inventory hasn’t yet emerged as a “must have” for merchants, but the strategic importance of tracking store inventory remains undiminished. Merchants will potentially use inventory levels to drive users to specific locations, build promotions to get rid of overage (or remove promotions when supplies are running low).
While far from universal, many national retailers are beginning …

Mobile, Shopping, online »

[13 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

John Donahoe, eBay CEO and interim PayPal CEO, projected soaring numbers for new mobile payment forecasts. During his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Association, Donahoe predicted that eBay would reach $8 billion in mobile gross merchandise volume (GMV) this year, almost double its $5 billion GMV we reported from last year. Reasons for the …

Mergers & Acquisitions, Online/Interactive, Verticals »

[15 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

The events listings space has taken a number of twists and turns with Zvents trying to steer people to retail events as a business model, and also become a media driver in its own right; Eventful focusing more and more on Hollywood studios and TV shows to drive viral demand for their entertainment properties; GoldStar …

Shopping, offline, Shopping, online, Social »

[11 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Retail inventory has been revving up as a new, highly mobile-oriented tool for retailers to highlight stock on hand and steer consumers to store locations. It is an important lead-generating feature on new shopping portals, such as FindnSave. Research by JiWire shows that 62 percent of consumers seek product availability when researching goods online. The …

Shopping, offline, Shopping, online, SMBs »

[20 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]

In case you haven’t noticed, eBay has been ramping up a local strategy in the past few months via the integration of all its vertical properties with its home site, the $75 million purchase of Milo.com, and today, a $200 million acquisition of Brands4Friends, a fashion-oriented, German e-commerce site with 3.5 million members and 200 …

Coupons/Deals, Location Targeting, Newspapers, Online/Interactive, Shopping, online »

[14 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

During the 72-hour whirlwind that was ILM:10, several other announcements also came down the pike. Among them:
- Group buying giant Groupon continues its flurry of partnerships. The Chicago-based deal a day inked separate deals with the Chicago Tribune Media Group and JiWire. The Tribune agreement calls for Groupon to power local deals each weekday on the company’s recently …

Online/Interactive, Shopping, offline, Shopping, online »

[3 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

EBay’s e-commerce prowess is well-established. Now, it is making inroads into the nearly $1 trillion online-search-for-offline-purchase market with the acquisition of Milo, a shopping search engine that catalogs and categorizes real-time inventory at more than 50,000 stores (national retailers such as Best Buy, Nordstrom and Advance Auto Parts participate).
Terms of the deal were not officially disclosed, …

General Marketing, Online/Interactive, Shopping, offline, Shopping, online, SMBs »

[3 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

EBay is pushing to do more to integrate the flagship auction site and its Marketplaces products with ProStores, its online storefront software company. The effort to integrate ProStores is part of a broader effort to integrate its properties (i.e., eBay Classifieds).
ProStores, acquired by eBay five years ago, currently has “tens of thousands” of customers, who …

Classifieds, Verticals »

[1 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | ]

EBay’s newly branded “eBay Classifieds” — formerly known as Kijiji — is being repositioned to better leverage eBay’s capabilities, according to U.S. GM Martin Herbst, who spoke to us for a new report that we’ve just issued in BIA/Kelsey’s Marketplaces program.
EBay potentially brings its vaunted user feedback system to the table, as well as its …

Mobile, Online/Interactive »

[30 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

As my colleague Peter Krasilovsky notes below, eBay has rebranded its global classified company Kijiji as eBay Classifieds. Parallel with that announcement, the company has launched two new iPhone apps and some projections about the merchandise value it expects to move this year.
First, the data: eBay believes the GMV (gross merchandise value) it will move …

Classifieds »

[30 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

More than a year after it became apparent that it would do so, eBay has finally killed the Kijiji brand in the U.S., and rebranded its efforts as “eBay Classifieds.” The rebranding, which does not affect more established Kijiji-branded sites in several international markets, is accompanied by a cleaner interface and some new features, including …

Hyper-Local, News, online »

[22 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar  and former eBay VP Randy Ching are setting up a local public affairs and civic news site in Hawaii, where Omidyar lives, according to a post on Omidyar’s blog that was picked up by paidContent. Former Rocky Mountain News Editor and Publisher John Temple has been hired as its editor, and …