eBay is set to reveal a fresh set of features, enhancements and a sleek new look, effective Thursday, 30 May 2013. eBay is the world’s largest online shopping mall, with 116 million active users made up of nearly 25 million sellers and 400 million listings worldwide.
The cleaner, more contemporary look will be rolling out in Malaysia as well as other unspecified countries in South East Asia, from Thursday, 30 May. eBay.com first launched the redesigned site in October 2012.
The first thing you will notice about the revamp is the Pinterest-inspired, photo-driven layout, to give customers a curated, ‘window-shopping’ experience. This visual method of discovering items and personalising your own shopping experience is aptly called Feed. The current generation of internet users will find this familiar, much like a news feed, but in a rich, visual form. And the difference? Instantly shoppable.
Enter a search term – “mobile phones” and eBay will generate a custom, infinite-scrolling feed of relevant items for you to explore. Refining the results is easy.
This is a refreshing change from the ‘search and list’, typical catalogue-type experience of old, making browsing far more pleasant and enjoyable. The streamlined navigation and headers also provide an easier, more consistent shopping experience for users.
The Malaysian store now gives customers greater selection and better savings – with a pool of local listings, and over 25 million listings worldwide. eBay.com gets nearly 260 million searches daily.
“Welcome to the new eBay, the future of commerce,” commented Jason Lee, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and Middle East. “Our web shopping experience is unmatched and we are excited and proud to make these new features available in Malaysia.”
“In the next few years, the US$10 trillion global retail market will be transformed in terms of speed, access and overall experience. eBay will be at the forefront of this change, with tremendous growth taking place in South East Asia,” added Lee.
According to eBay, Malaysian love clothing and accessories; mobile phones and accessories; and toys. Fashion and beauty products, as well as sporting goods have been in high demand over the last 12 months.
The rise of mobile usage motivated eBay to launch its first mobile app in 2008. Since then, its mobile app has been made available in 190 countries. The app is available for Apple iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices. Mobile app downloads surpassed 100 million in September 2012. Interestingly, 1 million new customer accounts came to eBay via mobile in the first half of 2012. When asked during the media briefing, eBay representatives could not comment on the availability of the mobile app on the BlackBerry platform.
The much-loved online marketplace offers a number of safe and secure payment options including PayPal, credit card, debit card, online bank transfer and others.
To preview the new eBay Malaysia store visit – http://ebay.com.my/new
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