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eBay VP Briefs Sellers on Shopping Trends; Will Expand Refurb Program

eBay VP Briefs Sellers on Trends Driving Shopping Behavior

eBay Senior Vice President Jordan Sweetnam briefed sellers on trends that are driving shopping behavior. In a post on Monday, he talked about supply chain disruptions, high gas prices, the return of workers to the office, and other trends that are impacting how people shop.

“As people look to stretch their dollars, we are seeing even more enthusiasm for refurbished electronics and pre-owned inventory,” Sweetnam wrote. “And as workers head back to traditional offices in larger numbers, we’re experiencing spikes in a range of fashion items.”

eBay has seen “project car” listings grow 158% since last summer and is seeing strong demand in listings in the eBay Motors Parts & Accessories category.

Sweetnam also revealed eBay has plans to expand its “eBay Refurbished” program launched last year by adding new categories and more options for buying in-demand products.

“Regardless of the category in which you sell, momentum is up across the marketplace – today the business is better positioned for long term growth than we were pre-pandemic,” he said. “We are pushing harder than ever on what makes eBay special and are determined to keep this energy going,” and Sweetnam thanked sellers for making eBay diverse, relevant, and resilient to meet the ever evolving consumer demand.

See the full post on the eBay Seller Announcement Board.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.