With over 26.5 million active buyers in the US alone, eBay Fashion is the ultimate destination for your buyers to explore, experiment and snag the hottest looks right now. In the first quarter 2018, a watch was sold every 5 seconds, a pair of women’s shoes every 6 seconds, and a handbag every 11 seconds.
Welcome to the new mobile-first world where people use their smartphones 24/7, and Google has officially announced: mobile-indexing is king. In fact, did you know:
80% of all shoppers make purchases from their smartphones
61% of eBay purchases include a mobile touch point
$12.4B in eBay sales in Q1 2018 alone were completed via mobile.
Now in part 3 of this series, we’re continuing to dissect the ways you can manage your very own piece of eBay’s distributed commerce landscape. Today, we’re looking under the hood of one of the easiest ways to help shoppers find eBay items off of eBay- the Shopping API.
Did you know that you can use approved link shortening services to cut the URL clutter from the affiliate links you share on social media platforms? By using one of EPN’s vetted and approved URL shortening services, you can share short links while ensuring that you’re receiving commissions for sales that are tracked from click to completion.
In order to keep improving the eBay customer experience and foster a more intuitive shopping journey for your audience, we periodically update our categories. Currently, we’re transitioning many categories to a product-based retail experience where all listings for the same product are grouped together.
You don’t necessarily need statistics to understand how effective coupons and deals are -- more than a quarter of all eBay coupon redemptions in Q1 2018 came from our partners. From Deals sites to major media companies, the following are three smart ways our current partners use eBay coupons to drive revenue.
In the age of fickle consumer habits, disruptive technology and waning attention spans, now more than ever it’s crucial that you’re strategic about content creation. To help you blend creativity with timely topics for strong reader engagement, our own resident SEO expert, Gwen Kestrel, has proven professional advice. Read on for her insider tips on using our Smart Placements tool to keep content fresh and attractive to your audience all throughout the year.
In the introduction to this series, Meet the eBay APIs: Seamless Integration for Scalable Earning, we briefly previewed the 4 core APIs for eBay partners- the Finding, Shopping, Merchandising and Buy APIs. Here, we’ll dive deeper into the first - and perhaps one of the most widely used - API that our partners favor: The Finding API.