eBay Inc. pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust, and inspired by opportunity. eBay brings together millions of people every day on a local, national and international basis through an array of websites that focus on commerce, payments and communications.
The eBay Marketplace
The eBay Marketplace creates a powerful online platform for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and small businesses. On any given day, there are millions of items available through auction-style and fixed-price trading. With millions of buyers and sellers worldwide, eBay offers localized sites in the following markets.
In addition, eBay has a presence in Latin America through its investment in MercadoLibre.
Founded in 1998 and acquired by eBay Inc. in October 2002, PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal's service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and uses the world's most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to create a safe payment solution. A global leader in online payment solutions, PayPal has tens of millions of registered accounts and is accepted by millions of merchants worldwide, on and off eBay.
Shopping.com pioneered online comparison shopping and is one of the fastest growing shopping destinations on the Internet. With millions of products, thousands of merchants and millions of reviews from the Epinions community, Shopping.com empowers consumers to make informed choices and, as a result, drives value for merchants. Shopping.com has sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia and was acquired by eBay Inc. in August 2005.
Designed to help people meet, share ideas and trade on a local level, eBay Inc.’s online classifieds websites are available in hundreds of cities and regions around the world. eBay’s classifieds sites include Kijiji, Gumtree.com, LoQUo.com, Intoko, Netherlands-based Marktplaats.nl, and German automotive classifieds site mobile.de. In addition, eBay owns a minority investment in craigslist.