Amazing eBay Facts and Figures

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From its foundation in September of 1995 by Pierre Omidyar eBay has steadily grown to become the world’s largest Market place.

It processes more transactions than any other company in the world and within this guide are some of the recent figures published by the company.


 • eBay is an ever evolving and expanding force with a global presence in more than 33 markets.

• The collection of sites boasts in excess of 157 million registered users

• In the second quarter of 2006 US$13 Billion worth of transactions closed on eBay and this figure is growing!

• That equates transactions totaling more than US$1,500 every second.

• At any given time there are more than 50 million items available for sale on eBay

• More than 2 billion individual adverts are placed on eBay every year.

• As of June 30, 2005 the most expensive item sold on eBay was a private business jet for US$4.9 million dollars

• There are estimated to be more than 3,000 people that derive a full time income from eBay Australia

• More than 32,400 regional Australians generate a part time income selling on eBay

• Around 12,500 Stay-at-home parents in Australia supplement their incomes from eBay

• More than 5,500 Australian retirees sell on eBay for extra cash.


To expand the level of service eBay provides the company also has investments or ownership of

• Paypal – a secure independent internet account-based system that lets anyone with an email address securely send and receive online payments using their credit card or bank account.

• Verisign – a credit card processing and an internet security service provider.

• Skype – The world’s largest VOIP internet telephone service provider.

The List goes on.

We at Multipoint look forward to seeing eBay’s future developments and our company hopes to aid in its growth.

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