Fact 1: 55% of eBay transactions are touched by mobile Fact 2: 99% of eBay listings are NOT eBay mobile friendly Scott Schenkel (eBay Chief financial officer): “…at this point, the total eBay mobile volume is 44%, and the percent of GMV (Gross merchandise volume) touched by mobile is 55%. So this is obviously a larger and larger channel for us.” According to Google executive, Jerry Dischler: “Google Is Now Getting More Searches From Mobile…
Our story starts out a few years ago when I was shopping around eBay for a GPS device. I ended up making a questionable purchase from an anonymous seller in China. The listing for the item had a formidable wall of text, mixed media font styles and colors, and even a smattering of kitschy pictures completely unrelated to the product being sold.
What was this disorganized mayhem?
It was not the item or the seller, but the listing itself that triggered my bias against purchasing this product. The phrase, “you get what you pay for,” ran through my head more than once. However, I bit the bullet and made the purchase because hey, it was cheap.