eBay turns 20 years old next week. Has it really been that long???
In honor of two decades of eCommerce disruption, we’re reading (and sharing) some pretty cool stuff about eBay, what they’re changing about their business, and how they are still eCommerce giants–even in the “Amazon” era.
History of eBay
This article and infographic from RetailNext lays out the epic story of eBay’s rise. There are some pretty important events on that calendar (acquisition & sale of PayPal anyone?), and maybe a few you didn’t know about.
Following the break from PayPal, eBay is revamping the mobile apps that buyers and sellers use. If you’re a major eBay merchant, this is probably going to affect your operations a bit. In short, the plan is to consolidate all operations into one “flagship” app, but there are more details worth reading in this article.
eBay as an eCommerce Pioneer
In an era when Amazon gets a lot more press (or at least it seems that way), it’s easy to forget about eBay. This article does a great job bringing back home just how relevant eBay has been and is to the eCommerce industry.