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eBay is an e-commerce company running customer-to-customer and business-to-customer marketplaces.

eBay was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. Their major competitor in the US is Amazon.

The company runs eBay.com auction website. However over time eBay has transitioned towards fixed-price listings, meaning products which are sold just like on Amazon without an auction. This type of buying is now the majority of sales on eBay.


eBay USA

In 2008, eBay.com began using detailed seller ratings with four different categories. When leaving feedback, buyers are asked to rate the seller in each of these categories with a score of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating and one, the lowest. Unlike the overall feedback rating, these ratings are anonymous; neither sellers nor other users learn how individual buyers rated the seller. The listings of sellers with a rating of 4.3 or below in any into the four rating categories appear lower in search results. Power Sellers are required to have scores in each category above 4.5. More information on Wikipedia.

eBay UK

eBay.co.uk is UK's second largest ecommerce website, launched in 1999. One year after Amazon UK, the largest ecommerce website in the UK, launched.

eBay Germany

In 2008, eBay.de began using detailed seller ratings with four different categories. When leaving feedback, buyers are asked to rate the seller in each of these categories with a score of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating and one, the lowest. Unlike the overall feedback rating, these ratings are anonymous; neither sellers nor other users learn how individual buyers rated the seller. The listings of sellers with a rating of 4.3 or below in any into the four rating categories appear lower in search results. Power Sellers are required to have scores in each category above 4.5. More information on Wikipedia.

eBay Italy

In 2008, eBay.it began using detailed seller ratings with four different categories. When leaving feedback, buyers are asked to rate the seller in each of these categories with a score of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating and one, the lowest. Unlike the overall feedback rating, these ratings are anonymous; neither sellers nor other users learn how individual buyers rated the seller. The listings of sellers with a rating of 4.3 or below in any into the four rating categories appear lower in search results. Power Sellers are required to have scores in each category above 4.5. More information on Wikipedia.

ebay France

In 2010 eBay launched in France as eBay.fr. France has fierce competition in the ecommerce market and French founded auction websites are in constant competition with eBay. Amazon France is a clear leader though.

eBay Australia

In 2008, eBay.com.au began using detailed seller ratings with four different categories. When leaving feedback, buyers are asked to rate the seller in each of these categories with a score of one to five stars, with five being the highest rating and one, the lowest. Unlike the overall feedback rating, these ratings are anonymous; neither sellers nor other users learn how individual buyers rated the seller. The listings of sellers with a rating of 4.3 or below in any into the four rating categories appear lower in search results. Power Sellers are required to have scores in each category above 4.5. More information on Wikipedia.

eBay India

In March 2005 eBay launched in India as eBay.in. After acquiring Baazee.com months earlier eBay integrated Baazee.com's technology platform with eBay marketplace.
However, recently Amazon India has been growing to become the most important destination for ecommerce in India.

eBay Canada

Launched on April 15th 2000, eBay.ca is Ebay's Canadian online auction website. Just like on eBay.com, anyone can list their products, both in new an used condition. Amazon Canada is also a popular shopping destination.

eBay Spain

Since 2014 eBay.es is second largest ecommerce website in Spain, behind Amazon Spain.

eBay Ireland

eBay.ie, launched in 2005, is Ireland's largest online auction website. Any individual or company can sell used and new products.
Since Amazon does not have a presence in Ireland, many customers also shop on Amazon UK.