E-commerce marketplace eBay India recently claimed that the shoppers can access over 100 million live product listings on eBay.in and its global easy buy platform geb.ebay.in across electronics, lifestyle, media and other categories.
In comparison, Amazon.in, which has the highest percentage of shipments so far, lists over 65 million products, while Flipkart stocks about 40 million products and Snapdeal lists over 35 million products.
In order to keep up with the evolving demands of the online shopper in India, eBay India has invested in deepening and diversifying its product range, through the small and medium entrepreneurs in India or by bringing in supply from across the globe. Hundred million live listings is a testament to the plethora of unique inventory that Indian consumers can now gain access and shop at a click of a button, eBay India VP and MD Latif Nathani said.
Smartphones are one of the most shopped products with an intensive product range and occupy 73 percent of the total share in the cell phones and accessories category, eBay said in a statement. Womens clothing is another emerging category in the clothing and accessories segment, it added.
eBay Inc. is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company, providing consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales services via the Internet. The company manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide.
Recently Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba , US online retailer eBay , and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners were among the bidders for Eastern Europe’s leading auction website Allegro from South Africa’s Naspers. According to sources, a deal worth between €2 and 3 billion euros ($2.2-3.3 billion), is expected by the end of the year. Polish online groups Wp.pl, owned by Innova Capital, and Onet.pl, controlled by Ringier Axel Springer could also be interested, sources added.