With sister site Tmall.com taking over in terms of gross products moved, and used goods transactions being shuffled off to the mobile platform Xianyu, the future for Alibaba’s (NYSE: BABA) venerable used-and-new platform Taobao seems increasingly symbolic rather than practical. One prominent Taobao client is however China’s legal system, which has found in the platform a valuable third-party infrastructure for the selling off of seized goods. The Xinhua...
Chatbots on Facebook Marketplace may soon be able to “negotiate” with you over the price of items for sale. And if new research released by Facebook this week is any indication, you probably won’t know you’re talking to a bot and not a human being.
When Facebook Marketplace rolled out in October 2016, a number of listing types were explicitly banned: pets, guns and adult services were the most prominent. As of this week, you can now add another type of listing: Kodi boxes.
In Turkey, EBay’s Gittigidiyor.com introduced an additional way to pay for products which are known as "fast-moving consumer goods", and which are repurchased with regular intervals. Payment of these products follows a different, time-saving procedure.
EBay Motors visitors will be able access pricing information from TrueCar dealers and to contact those dealers directly in new deal.
EBay Germany announced an important change in its top management earlier this week. Stefan Wenzel will be replaced by Eben Sermon as managing director and vice president of EBay Germany, the company said (here in German). Sermon will take the reins gradually from Wenzel, as the latter withdraws in the coming weeks.
Media24, a subsidiary of Naspers, assembled a team of international experts to help it accelerate its transformation to a digital media company with interests in e-commerce and classifieds in South Africa and abroad.
Kijiji Network Information Technology Services (Shanghai), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baixing.com, China’s second-largest classifieds platform after 58.com (NYSE: WUBA), invested 10 million RMB ($1.5 million U.S.) in Beijing Jiashi Wuyou Home Services.
AutoScout24 (AS24) announced recently it has entered into a collaboration with Loyalty Factory GmbH, a German-Danish software firm that offers EASI’R, CRM software that connects used-auto shoppers with dealers.
EBay-owned classifieds site Dba.dk in Denmark runs a digital magazine with a classifieds focus called DBA Guide. The magazine was launched a year ago, but just recently got its first, full-time editor.