eBay (EBAY) Announces Launch of New eBay Collective Platform

October 17, 2016 8:15 AM EDT

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eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) launched a new destination, eBay Collective (www.ebay.com/collective), an elevated shopping experience to provide interior designers and consumers with curated inventory of furniture, antiques, contemporary design and fine art. The bespoke experience has been specifically developed for eBay’s 164 million active buyers looking for sought-after products from trusted dealers and galleries. Dealers featured on the destination have been invited by eBay, and they meet eBay’s criteria to ensure a high-quality shopping experience.

“eBay’s brand is about helping every person find their version of perfect. Following our launch of eBay Wine this spring, eBay Collective is another example of how we’re committed to providing our consumers with curated experiences that are complemented with unique inventory and increased scope of choices to shop from,” said Jill Ramsey, eBay’s Vice President of Soft Goods. “Whether you are looking for a unique piece of furniture from a specific time period or one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for your home that reflects your own style, eBay Collective will help shoppers to find that perfect piece.”

eBay has also integrated “Shop the Look” Artificial Intelligence technology that is powered by eBay’s recent acquisition of Corrigon. With “Shop the Look,” image recognition technology allows shoppers to hover over an image and the tool searches eBay Collective listings to surface inventory that matches or is a close match to that particular portion of the image.

The inventory on eBay Collective spans one-of-a-kind objects that can traditionally only be found in independent brick-and-mortar stores, while showcasing the incomparable selection that eBay offers, in an inspired, dedicated destination.

eBay will be syndicating select editorial stories from both Architectural Digest and Archdigest.com about decorating, shopping, and industry happenings—providing access to curated content, and inspiring customers to shop eBay Collective based on the latest trends in the design world.

“eBay’s partnership with Architectural Digest is yet another example of how eBay is providing a truly inspiring shopping experience,” said Suzy Deering, eBay’s Chief Marketing Officer of North America. “By aligning eBay’s unmatched inventory with Architectural Digest’s imagery and content, we’re creating a one-stop destination where inspiration leads to purchase on the same platform.”

Key categories of eBay Collective are design furniture, antiques, decorative objects, and fine art. Premium storefronts provide dealers with additional opportunities to build their brands and enable easy repeat shopping. eBay’s make-an-offer functionality provides the flexibility for dealers to offer trade discounts on their fixed-price selection. In addition, eBay has developed a white-glove managed shipping service that offers flat rates on continental US freight to simplify transactions. The platform is also available on mobile devices.

eBay by the Numbers:

  • eBay Inc. has 164 million active buyers
  • 1 billion listings at any given time
  • Most are backed by eBay Money Back Guarantee

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