The Gift They're Waiting ForEach year, it becomes increasingly difficult for shoppers to find gifts they truly can't wait to give. Last year, two-thirds of Americans gave up on their holiday shopping due to a lack of time or inspiration. Even more challenging is that consumers are failing to find great gifts at great prices; 74 percent of Americans surveyed struggled to find deals for the gifts on their shopping lists. 1 "In the lead up to this holiday, no single standout gift has emerged, which represents a significant departure from past seasons," said Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of eBay North America. "Since shoppers aren't clamoring for a specific must have item there's actually more pressure to find perfect gifts. With more than 1 billion listings, only eBay promises unique items and exclusive deals, combined with a cutting edge shopping experience, fast and free delivery, and great service." Throughout the holidays, eBay will feature some of the most competitive deals on must haves from top brands across electronics, fashion, home and toys:
- eBay's Holiday Hub ( http://www.ebay.com/holiday) combines gift inspiration with amazing deals and inventory from brands like Mattel® and Sony PlayStation®. Browse and buy the season's most coveted items - pieces from KENZO x H&M and FENTY x Puma, along with Adidas YEEZY Boosts, an iRobot Roomba, and the Nutri Ninja® - and visit eBay's Daily Deals page (deals.ebay.com), where 100% of items ship for free.
- On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, eBay will host a collection of deals exclusively created for mobile shoppers using the eBay app, making it even easier to shop on-the-go. eBay will also introduce a new feature on the Holiday homepage - a countdown clock - to enable shoppers to track when new deals will be released.
- eBay, Inc. has 165 million active buyers worldwide
- 81% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps growing
- ~87% of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now - no bidding necessary
- Approximately 1 billion listings at any given time
- 100% free shipping on all items in Daily Deals