New live shopping platform, eBay Live, lets
enthusiasts discover, chat and purchase instantly, from anywhere in
Inaugural event kicks off with trading card
expert DJ Skee and top eBay seller Bleecker Trading
JOSE, Calif., June 16,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay today announces the launch
of eBay Live, a dedicated shopping platform that gives
people a new way to browse and buy products in a live, interactive
environment. The new beta technology combines entertainment with
instant purchasing on one of the world's largest marketplaces. The
first series will offer a curated selection of highly-coveted and
rare trading cards from top eBay seller Bleecker Trading, and will
be hosted by trading card enthusiast DJ Skee.
"eBay has always been the original home for trading cards and
collectibles," said Dawn Block, VP
Collectibles, Electronics and Home at eBay. "As the collector
community grows, we're offering a new live platform that combines
an engaging environment with incredible ease, allowing our
community to come together over shared interests and merchandise.
Currently in beta, eBay Live will deliver a more
streamlined, entertaining and sophisticated way for our community
to connect, buy and sell."
The events invite shoppers to engage with products as if they're
in a traditional offline shop, beginning on June 22 at 3 PM ET.
Jess Mineo of Bleecker Trading will
showcase iconic collectibles, including a 1995 Topps Finest Michael
Jordan M1 Red Bordered Refractor PSA 9 MINT and a 1998 Kobe Bryant
Skybox That's Jam PSA 10.
Accessible on the eBay app and at ebay.com/eBayLive, enthusiasts
will be able to interact with both DJ Skee and Bleecker Trading
directly in the chat and through reaction buttons, bringing a
higher level of entertainment to shopping – with the option to
purchase any of the cards directly from the livestream.
"We are always looking for new ways to connect with our fellow
collectors," said Jess Mineo, head
of Bleecker Trading. "eBay has always provided us with the
incredible reach of a global platform, and their eBay Live beta
technology now gives us the opportunity to highlight our offering
in a more personal, meaningful way."
eBay continually brings the best advancements to the community
to ensure the marketplace is delivering what enthusiasts want and
need. Earlier this month, eBay launched its vault for trading
cards, a 31-thousand square foot, 24/7 secured, temperature
controlled facility and digital marketplace for collectors. eBay
also recently expanded its Authenticity Guarantee service to
trading cards and, last year, the company debuted Price Guide and
Collection and Image Scan which have changed the way collectors
manage their portfolios.
"As an avid collector, I love that eBay continues to push the
envelope to provide the best possible experience," said DJ Skee.
"eBay's constant roll out of new offerings – Authenticity Guarantee
for trading cards, the eBay vault and now eBay Live beta –- has
been absolutely game-changing."
eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is a global commerce leader that
connects people and builds communities to create economic
opportunity for all. Our technology empowers millions of buyers and
sellers in more than 190 markets around the world, providing
everyone the opportunity to grow and thrive. Founded in 1995 in
San Jose, California, eBay is one
of the world's largest and most vibrant marketplaces for
discovering great value and unique selection. In 2021, eBay enabled
over $87 billion of gross merchandise
volume. For more information about the company and its global
portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
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