A new national survey1 released today found Americans on average expect to finish Thanksgiving dinner at 5:23 p.m. Eastern. eBay, the world's largest online marketplace and a leader in mobile commerce, will help shoppers kick off the season by releasing hundreds of mobile-exclusive deals throughout the weekend, beginning at 5:23 pm Eastern on Thanksgiving day. Shoppers will be able to spend time with their families, savor that last piece of pumpkin pie and still save on the season’s hottest gifts.
"Mobile is a game changer for holiday shopping," said Steve Yankovich, vice president of eBay Mobile. "Consumers expect to shop on their own terms, and tablets and smartphones make every moment instantly shoppable. With eBay mobile, it’s easier than ever to get great deals on holiday gifts – anytime, anywhere."
Shop the Exclusive Collection
eBay collaborated with seven leading designers on the eBay Holiday Collective – limited-edition gifts spanning men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry, travel and electronics accessories and home décor. Designers Billy Reid, Chris Benz, Fallon, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan and Tibi created more than 40 items priced at under $100, and starting today, the Collective is available globally at fashionvault.ebay.com. The collection launched on the eBay Fashion app 24 hours in advance of the on-sale date.
Shop Like an Insider
For on-the-go shoppers in need of gift inspiration, eBay introduces a shop-able gift guide that is available exclusively on iPhone®. Beginning today, 25 tastemakers and eBay fans – from photographers and foodies to tech experts and stylists – will reveal their wish lists and gift lists for the holidays. Download the eBay mobile app and check back each week for fresh ideas from expert gifters.
Shop in bliss® on Black Friday
On Black Friday – a day that’s notorious for long lines and crowded parking lots – eBay takes over bliss spas to offer a soothing shopping experience on mobile. In busy metro areas like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and San Francisco, eBay shoppers can relax and enjoy free manis, pedis and foot massages as they browse and buy personalized gift picks from their tablet or smartphone. To book an appointment, visit www.ebay.com/buyinbliss.
Give and Get the Season’s Hottest Toys
eBay unwraps a new way to give with mobile, benefitting Toys for Tots™. Shoppers can visit The eBay Toy Box – a pop-up experience that showcases the season’s hottest toys, available new and now on eBay. Scan-able tags on each item will create an easy way to donate a toy to a child in need, in partnership with Toys for Tots. Visitors will also be able to discover top toys from Toys"R"Us® through the brand’s eBay storefront and purchase them right from their mobile device. The eBay Toy Box will be open from Dec. 6-9 in New York’s Meatpacking District (Hudson at 14th Street). Those outside of NYC will also be able to donate through the eBay Give One program at www.ebay.com/GiveOne.
Go to eBay mobile to download a suite of free apps and gain access to hundreds of incredible deals, exclusive gift items and shopping inspiration – available on tablets and smartphones.
About eBay Inc.
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is about enabling commerce. We do so through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, which allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments; and through GSI, which facilitates ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises. X.commerce brings together the technology assets and developer communities of eBay, PayPal and Magento, an ecommerce platform, to support eBay Inc.’s mission of enabling commerce. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
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1 Edelman Berland conducted an omnibus among a nationally representative sample from Oct. 8-10.