The eBay mobile application, accessed directly from the customer’s handset, will include the ability to search and browse items, find deals, bid on items and buy fixed price products. The application will be embedded onto key consumer handsets from Vodafone in the future. Customers with compatible handsets will also be able to download the application from Vodafone live! The application will help consumers track their eBay activity in real time on their phone and will also ensure their mobile and web activity is synchronized.
“As we move closer to the convergence of web and mobile, it is essential that we can offer our customers, leading Internet based services, such as eBay, in an easily accessible way, “said Frank H. Rvekamp, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Vodafone. “There is a strong demand from eBay users to benefit from a mobile application where they don’t miss the end of auctions and bid back when they are outbid. Today’s announcement offers just that and gives Vodafone customers a great service and a clear advantage allowing them to make the most of their time.”
“We are thrilled to launch a new rich mobile experience for eBay with Vodafone,” said Henri Moissinac, Head of eBay Mobile. “Working with Vodafone will help us build and deploy best-in-class mobile services for our users.”
Vodafone will be the exclusive launch partner for the eBay mobile application in key European markets apart from the UK.
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