The Shopify Platform to Come to eBay
eBay will soon join Shopify’s sales channel list along with Amazon, Facebook, and Pinterest. The join is said to happen this fall, allowing Shopify’s merchants to cater to a new audience of 169 million eager buyers, while opening the doors for eBay shoppers to a range of Shopify stores. Shopify merchants selling from US and via US dollar will be first to tap into eBay’s shoppers. Shopify has not released any comments regarding the availability of non-US merchants on eBay to date.
Satish Kanwar, VP of Product at Shopify released a statement, reading “Shopify is the industry leader when it comes to multi-channel commerce, and we look to partner with the best and biggest platforms to bring new sales opportunities to our merchants”. He proceeded by stating that eBay will provide a colossal number of new sales opportunities for Shopify merchants, who can now sell their products on eBay’s auction site; a welcomed new channel of opportunities.
Bob Kupbens, VP of Global Trust & Seller Experience at eBay also released a statement, saying, “eBay is focused on delivering the best choice and selection of inventory to buyers across the globe. This new integration with Shopify will bring even more great products to eBay buyers, while offering Shopify merchants the ability to seamlessly drive their business and brand at scale by tapping into our vibrant marketplace.”
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Comparing the leading eCommerce platforms market share on the web, Shopify is the fourth in the list of top million websites using eCommerce platforms.
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The join is a win-win integration for both Shopify and eBay that will indubitably increase the potential and force of both companies.
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