Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), a global leader in mobile commerce with
its suite of eBay and PayPal mobile applications, today kicked off
Mobile World Congress with announcements of a new partnership with major
carrier Three.co.uk; strategic integrations with merchants such as Yotel
and Entradas.com; and mobile app updates that evolve mobile commerce
selling and shopping experiences for consumers.
The announcements underscore eBay's commitment to leading mobile
commerce innovation and building out a robust mobile commerce ecosystem
with carriers, merchants and consumers worldwide. In 2011, eBay mobile
commerce generated $5 billion in retail volume, and PayPal mobile
generated $4 billion in payment volume. eBay's mobile apps have been
downloaded more than 70 million times. In 2012, eBay expects to do $8
billion in mobile commerce retail volume, and PayPal expects to process
$7 billion in mobile payment volume.
"Mobile commerce is changing the way people shop and pay, and the ways
in which merchants of all sizes engage consumers," said John Donahoe,
eBay Inc. President and CEO. "We're seeing a new retail paradigm emerge
through mobile. Consumers are in control, and they want to shop anytime,
anywhere. That creates opportunity. eBay is driving mobile commerce
innovation, partnering with carriers and merchants to build a new retail
ecosystem that drives growth by delivering anytime, anywhere value and
rich multichannel shopping experiences for consumers."
eBay and PayPal Partner with Carriers to Drive Mobile Commerce
eBay and Three.co.uk have partnered to deliver mobile devices pre-loaded
with eBay apps, bringing the mobile shopping experience directly to
consumers. With this deal, Android smartphones on the UK's fastest
growing network will now come with eBay's mobile app directly on the
device. The move will mean Three and eBay's customers can enjoy a quick,
easy and direct shopping experience.
PayPal launched today the PayPal Carrier Payment Network, to make mobile
carrier payments more viable for a wider number of online merchants.
PayPal will work with its 250+ carriers and 1,500+ digital goods
merchants to expand the carrier payment experience and create a win-win
situation for carriers, merchants and consumers.