Buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and everything else on eBay, the world's online marketplace
eBay is the leading online marketplace in India. It is a place where millions of users buy, sell and give away, millions of items under categories like electronics, home and living, mobile and accessories and fashion etc. Whether you are looking to buy the latest gadgets, fashion apparels, home decor items, grooming products, cameras, mobiles, or anything under the sun, you can find it on eBay. eBay is a huge American multinational founded in 1995. After a decade of its operation, the company expanded its reach to India. In 2004, eBay India was launched. Since then it is providing a platform for buyers and sellers alike to trade on their terms. The company provides a unique platform where the businesses and consumers can directly deal with each other.
History of eBay
eBay was first established in the year 1995 by Pierre Omidyar. By 2000s, the company has started expanding its business worldwide. In the year 2004, it started its business in India. The company acquired Baazee.com from Avinash Bajaj. It was at that time, the largest online auction platform in India. In a way, eBay India was the pioneer of online marketplaces in India. At that time, a small percentage of Indians had the internet connectivity. Most of them were apprehensive of buying and selling things online. However, within no time, eBay India has won the trust of the Indian buyers and sellers by providing safest transaction, user friendly system and value. Since its expansion in India, the company has grown tremendously.
Where is eBay Today
In the beginning, eBay only had one million registered users. It also had only 75,000 listing. Today, it has millions of registered users and millions of listing. Everyday thousands of sellers and buyers come to interact and trade with each other. In 2014, the company acquired a large stake in another leading online marketplace Snapdeal. The number of registered users is growing considerably. There are millions of products listed in thousands of product categories. Thousands of merchants from over four thousand cities in India have their listing on eBay. It is providing an opportunity for small businesses to grow their business via online platform.
eBay Changed the Way People Buy and Sell in India
eBay India is not only a place where buyers can go to purchase the product they want. It is a portal where buyers and sellers can interact with each other more freely. There is a level of transparency in this business model. The company surely had the first bird advantage in Indian market. However, it was not an easy journey. There were several challenges. First it was to understand the behaviour of Indian customers, who were apprehensive of online business. There are three categories in the portal. Buyer can go for fixed price, auction and classified. Indian buyers were more inclined towards the fixed priced rather than auction model. For new sellers, the model provides support and training during early months. The multiple product options on the other hand provide value to the customers.
eBay Product Categories
The product categories in eBay India website is divided in eight major product categories on the home page. Under these categories, there are a number of subcategories. There are several other product categories as well. Apart from the product categories, you can also find a category called Deals. Under this category, you will find all the deals that are available on the website. Some of the sub categories include Deals of the Week, Fashion Deals, Mobile Deals, and so on. Another category called �Today� consists of all the featured and trending collections of the day. Here are different product categories on eBay India.
Here you can find everything from basic mobile phones to the latest fully features smartphones and tablets. You can also find different mobile accessories like hands free, batteries, scratch guards, cases, chargers and Bluetooth devices etc. The three major sub categories under this are mobiles, mobile accessories and imported mobiles. Some of the top brands you can find here are Nokia, Apple, Sony, Samsung, HTC, Micromax, Lava, LG, and Gionee among others. You also have the option to filter your search according to the price. The lowest price range is Rs 10,000 and below, while the highest price range goes above Rs 35,000. You can also look for a phone on the basis of its operating system.
In this category you can find laptops, tablets and iPads and all sorts of computer peripherals. You can buy laptops, desktops, CD and DVD drivers, mouse and keypads, monitors, software, multimedia, routers, laptop accessories and many more items like printers and scanners and eBook readers. The most popular brands are Apple, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, Sony, and HP among others. You can also search for laptops according to its operating system, screen size, processor, and memory. You can also buy second hand laptops and accessories.
Whether you are looking for trendiest fashion apparels or coolest accessories to complement them, eBay India has it all. The top categories include Women's clothing and accessories, men's clothing and accessories and watches. The other categories include shoes, footwear, jewellery, handbags, health and beauty products and baby's toys. You can also get sunglasses, lingerie, hats, caps, belts, sportswear, nightwear and several other products. Some of the top brands include FCUK, Monte Carlo, Calvin Klein, Puma, Fossil and Timex, among others.
Home and living products are indispensable items. eBay India has one of the largest collections of all home and living items that you may need. Whether it is furniture or furnishing, housekeeping or gardening, lighting or home decor, you will find everything you need for a comfortable living. Apart from that, you can also find a number of kitchen appliances and products like coffee machine, barbeque accessories, baking accessories, dinnerware, drink ware, storage and cookware. Several renowned brand names are included in the list like Raymond, Sleepwell, Bombay Dyeing, Tupperware, Milton, etc.
Here you will get a huge range of digital cameras from some of the top brands including Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, and Fuji etc. You will also find a number of camera accessories like bags and cases, tripods, battery and charger, filters, and cords etc. The top categories are Digital SLR, compact cameras and camera lenses.
Do you want a new television for your home? Browse from hundreds of products listed in eBay India website. The top categories include LED and LCD televisions, 3D LEDs and TV deals. The top brands are Samsung, Sony, Philips, LG, and Panasonic among others. From budget televisions to high end televisions, you can find everything here.
Under this category you will find everything you need for the wellness of your body, mind and soul. From skin care creams to personal grooming products, you can find everything here. Whether you are looking for bath and body products, sexual wellness, makeup and cosmetics, aroma therapy or baby care products, eBay India has everything. There are products like lip balms, lipsticks, makeup kits, eye shadows, kohl, makeup base, makeup remover and so on. Some of the brands include Maybelline, Lakme, Aroma Magic, Colorbar, Revelon, Bonjour Paris, VLCC, and Clinique.
Here is a place where you will find everything including audio and home entertainment, memory, gaming consoles, mobile accessories, home appliances, kitchen appliances and any electronic devices. You can find air conditioner, washing machines, air coolers, refrigerators, car accessories, water purifiers, power banks, home theatre systems, DVD players, spare parts and almost every other electronic item that you can thing about. The brands are LG, Philips, Bajaj, LG, Hitachi, Godrej, Haier, HTC and numerous others.
Apart from these categories, you can also find collectibles, coins & notes, fitness and sport, precious coins, movies and music, books, stamps, hardware, tools, stationary and everything else.