About the Company
Founded in 1995, eBay Inc., more commonly known as eBay, is a multinational e-commerce corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California. It facilitates business-to-consumer and consumer-to-consumer sales via its website. As of 2020, it had about 13,300 employees working in its 58 operations spread across 31 countries. Some of the countries where eBay has its operations include Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Singapore, India, Turkey, Mexico, etc. However, its services are available in more than 180 countries as of 2020.
As of the same year it holds over 1.6 billion eBay marketplace listings and has 183 million buyers. Around 1,500 cities have eBay classified listings, and since 2006, it is one of the Fortune 500 companies. The company features in both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 indices and its ticker symbol is EBAY. It went public on 21st September 1998; Investors who are interested in buying stocks of eBay can check all the relevant details of the company including the latest eBay stock prices on this page.
It was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar in California and was initially named AuctionWeb. It was the first-ever online auction site that allowed person-to-person transactions. During 1997, Beanie Babies’ popularity, a line of soft toys by Ty Warner became a big turning point for the company, with over $500 million in sales. By mid-1997 it had sold a million products and changed its name to eBay officially. About two years from then, the company started its international endeavours and expanded its reach to Australia, Germany and the UK.
In 1998, it made its first acquisition, that is the company called Jump Inc. and its online trading site named Up4Sale. Since then, it has made six significant acquisitions namely PayPal in 2002, Craigslist in 2004, Skype Technologies in 2009, StubHub in 2007, Rent.com in 2012, Corrigan in 2016 and Qoo10.jp’s Japanese division in 2018.
The product range in eBay is extremely vast, with the website selling everything from vintage Levi jeans to a Gulfstream Jet. However, there are items like alcohol, passport, tobacco, knives, lottery, firearms, surgical masks, military hardware, drugs etc. that are banned from the umbrella of products selling under it.;
|HeadQuarters||San Jose, CA|