Promotions

New Semester, New Savings

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It may feel like summer just got started but kids are already trading in playtime to hit the books. Whether they’re off to kindergarten or on to college life, eBay is a one-stop shop for back-to-school essentials. Below are just a few of the deals to help your visitors get back to reality. Turn it Up with Tech

Fashion-Forward Style Starting at $9.99

Home is Where the Heart is

Keep It Fresh

Study Hall Faves

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EPN partners can take advantage of the increased demand for textbooks and direct their visitors to half.com for great prices. We’re also offering a coupon to help visitors save even more. Below are the details:

Right now is the perfect time to start promoting back-to-school basics and to do so, we’re providing you with a variety of creatives. Utilize these graphics to guide your visitors to save big as they head back to class.

Swing into Savings!

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As John Toskey mentioned in this episode of EPN TV, eBay has been focused on structured data and providing buyers with an even more captivating shopping experience. This initiative merging art and science has provided eBay with several insights about many of our categories. For example, according to Jill Ramsey, eBay’s VP of Merchandising Soft Goods, “We learned that the best-selling golf clubs on eBay are not the latest and greatest, not the newest – buyers are actually looking for a model from two years ago.” She continued, “Golf club technology does not radically change year to year – you can get a great deal if you’re willing to buy a model from a couple of years ago.”

Luckily for you and your visitors, eBay is currently running a huge sale on pre-owned Callaway clubs. Direct your visitors here where they can save up to 40% on fairway woods, drivers, hybrids, single irons, wedges and accessories. For even more savings, encourage your visitors to check out the Callaway pre-owned store on eBay where they can save up to 16%.

To help you promote this event, we’re providing a variety of creatives. Use these attention-grabbing visuals to inspire your visitors to swing into savings. You’ll want to hurry, as these deals end on August 4 at 9 PM PT.

 

Catch buyers with the Pokémon GO phenomenon

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Unless you’ve been in hiding for the past week, you probably know that Pokémon GO is taking the world by storm. The augmented reality mobile game is making daily headlines for increasing the steps of gamers who scour neighborhoods, equipped with their mobile devices’ GPS and camera, earning points and advancing levels by capturing, battling and training virtual Pokémon characters.

If it seems like this phenomenon came out of left field, it may surprise you to learn that Pokémon items have actually been at the top of the eBay trend charts for quite some time. In fact, Pokémon has been the fourth best-selling fandom franchise on eBay globally for the past decade, beating out Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Star Trek.

Biggest-Franchises-of-All-Time-eBay-Data2But with the launch of this new Pokémon GO mobile game, its popularity among millennials and other groups has leveled up. Since the release of the app in several countries including the United States in mid-July, one Pokémon-related item has sold every 12 seconds globally on eBay, which is a 57% increase from its pre-app average selling rate.

Fans are clamoring for the most popular Pokémon GO merchandise, which eBay Data Labs has released here. eBay is the premiere destination for hard-to-find items, like the $35 Nintendo Pokémon Go Plus bracelet, which is sold out elsewhere but currently selling for $109 - $128 on eBay.

You can capture your audience with this trend by promoting it on your site, and particularly on social media with the trending #PokemonGO hashtag. Direct your visitors to eBay’s Pokémon GO landing page for the best deals and most popular items in the Collectibles, Electronics and Fashion categories, including:

Collectibles: Stickers, caps, toys, stuffed animal, trading cards

Fashion: T-Shirts/apparel

Electronics: Gameboy games and consoles, power banks, iPhone covers

See what other Pokémon GO items are most coveted by fans by visiting eBay Data Labs. And let us know if you’ll jump on this trend by leaving a comment below!

Spring into March: Half.com Coupon Code

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Earlier this month, many celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday, “Read Across America” Day and “World Book” Day. Keep the momentum going and encourage your visitors to immerse themselves in a good read this spring. For a limited time, Half.com is offering a 10% discount code for book purchases and rentals. Details:

  • 10% off book purchases and rentals on Half.com for registered users
  • Valid: now until March 31 at 11:59 PM PT
  • Restrictions: Minimum order $50. Maximum discount $25. One time per user.
  • Coupon codeSPRING10

We hope you take advantage of this promotion! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section below.

March Madness: Game Time

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The sun is shining and spring is in the air, which means March Madness is right around the corner. College’s best basketball teams will face off for a spot in the championship game going down in Houston, Texas, on April 4. Whether your visitors are casual basketball fans or hardcore enthusiasts, right now is the perfect time to get them thinking about how to win big. Get in on the Madness

Passionate fans looking to experience the insanity live can head to eBay for tickets to the big showdown. Those unable to make it to Houston can still get in on the hoop hype with eBay’s wide selection of gadgets including big screen TVs, home theater necessities and media streamers from brand names including LG, Sony and Samsung.

 Put your Party Pants on

Whether your visitors enjoy watching the game or simply love a get-together, eBay has everything they need for a game day party. With a variety of kitchen appliances, grills, drink and barware to choose from, guests will be sure to have a happy belly. Those looking to get a little competitive themselves can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor gamesfoosball and beer pong make for a fun time.

Rep Your Team

As college basketball’s best go at it in exhilarating matchups over the next few weeks, fans will want to represent their team. Luckily, we’ve made it easy for them to shop by school and size. Encourage your visitors to shop our large inventory of shoe and fan gear where they’ll find t-shirts, jerseys and hoodies. We also have welcome mats, license plates, decals and more to help amplify the fandom.

No matter what your visitors need to experience the excitement of college basketball, eBay is where they’ll find it. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @ebaypartnernet for more madness-related deals. Good luck!

Questions? Leave them in the comments below.

Roll into Savings: $100 Off Discount Tire Direct

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As we look ahead to some sunshine, drivers may be looking to switch to warmer weather tires. eBay is currently running a limited-time promotion on tires and wheels through Discount Tire Direct. Encourage your visitors to check out the selection of tires from Cooper, GoodYear, Nankang and other popular brands. Below are the details: Promotion Dates: Now through March 16

Free Shipping? Yes (Continental US Only)

URL: Discount Tire Direct

Coupon: $100 off $400 on tires from Discount Tire Direct

Code: CTIRES316

We hope that you take advantage of this great promotion and direct your visitors to big savings on motor accessories.

My Big Weekend Savings: 25 February – 1 March

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As we roll through February, it’s time to dive into our next My Big Weekend campaign with the potential to boost sales. Starting 25 February, some of the most popular products in our hottest verticals such as Electronics, Home & Garden and Fashion will be on sale. We’ve highlighted some of the top deals below and for a full list, direct your visitors here. Electronics

 Fashion

Home & Garden

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To help you promote this event, we’ve provided a variety of creatives that you can find here. Use these eye-catching visuals to encourage your visitors to shop the My Big Weekend page where they’ll find a wide selection of deeply discounted items. These deals will end on 1 March at 8 AM, but be sure to check back on our blog frequently as we’ll add more about different sales and events.

Questions? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll get them answered for you.

Red Hot Deals for Your Valentine!

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Lovebirds around the globe look forward to Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated on February 14. The search for gifts typically peaks two weeks prior to the holiday, so now is the perfect time to play cupid for your visitors! Here are some of the top gift ideas that you can use to spark a flame. For the One Who is Always Plugged In

Whether your guests are shopping for the seasoned techie in their life or someone who’s looking to upgrade their gadget game, eBay has a wide selection of electronics on sale. Shoppers can save big on tablets, laptops, cameras, cell phones and more from names like Apple, Canon, Sony and Samsung.

For the One Who Loves to Try The Newest Dish

Encourage your visitors to find their way to the tummies and hearts of the food lover in their life with popular kitchen essentials. eBay has a variety of bake ware, cookware, and large and small appliances at up to 50% off.

For the One Who Loves Wine

Anyone who enjoys a glass or two of wine is in luck – eBay is offering up to 30% off wine – red or white – take your pick! Sweeties looking to step it up a notch can also pop some bubbly with his or her special someone.

For The One Who Always Sparkles

For this romantic holiday, jewelry is always a safe bet! eBay has savings of up to 50% on necklaces, bracelets and rings with a variety of stones to choose from including diamonds and pearls. In addition, eBay has great deals on watches for him and her from designers like Calvin Klein, Omega, Michael Kors, Movado and more.

For The One Who Loves Music and Movies

Inspire your visitors to tug at their sweetheart’s heartstrings by highlighting eBay’s inventory of musical instruments from brass and drums to guitars and keyboards. If they’d rather just let the music flow on its own, they can save up to 30% on CDs, vinyl records.

These are just a few suggestions for how to spread the love! There are even more for those with decadent and discerning tastes, those who love the outdoors and more. Direct your visitors to our Valentine’s Day landing page where they’ll find tons of great gift ideas for their loved ones.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.

Happy Valentine’s Day!