I’m back at HQ nice and early this morning. Excited because today marks our first Classifieds Committee Day hosted by eBay / Kijiji.
I wanted to provide an update to what has been happening with The Garden by eBay since I first talked about it last month. You can see my initial video interviews and posts about it HERE and HERE.
First of all, the response in the first few weeks has been pretty impressive. Over 8,000 individuals have logged into The Garden over the past month and the team has received over 1,200 pieces of individual feedback.
eBay launched the Green Team Challenge earlier today and, in doing so, committed to saving up to a quarter of a million acres of rainforest for consumers who choose to reuse. For the first 250,000 people that pledge to reuse on eBay, an acre of rainforest will be protected in their name through a new collaboration with Team Earth, a unique coalition of NGOs, private sector companies and individuals convened by Conservation International (CI).
I am a notorious “pack-rat”. A fact that my wife finds little joy in. Maybe this is the promotion for her. eBay Classifieds marketplace, Kijiji, is currently running a promotion that enables people to “Take your Loved One to Clutter Court.”
eBay Motors today launched an online shopping experience for new vehicles, giving auto dealers and manufacturers an alternative channel to market inventory to local buyers.
This new car option, powered by online auto-buying platform Zag, allows franchise dealers to target a highly-qualified group of local consumers ready to purchase a new vehicle in a no-haggle environment. Through this new car offering, more than 2,600 certified Zag dealers join the eBay Motors family. With the addition of this offering, eBay Motors modifies its homepage to offer shoppers the option to either choose new cars or used cars.
eBay has launched a new initiative to help “sow the seeds of innovation” with community input on new products and features before they go live on the site. The “Garden by eBay” is a new area on eBay.com that allows community members to try out new products and features and give the team working on the initiative feedback on suggested improvements and changes. The experimental space was designed to encourage eBay users to contribute to the growth of initial concepts to fully “grown,” ready-to-launch products and features.