Recommerce
Revolution

eBay is powering a global recommerce revolution, helping us think differently not just about what we buy, but how we buy. By extending the useful life of products, and creating innovative programs for redistribution, we're changing the relationship people have with their "stuff." Here's a snapshot of 2012.

eBay

In 2012, more than 112 million active users around the world bought or sold goods through the eBay Marketplace.

Top 4 Markets on eBay:

United States

UK

Germany

Australia

Enabling greener commerce on
eBay - a system of redistribution that's better for our planet, and our wallets:

500

Billion Dollars

Value of global secondary market

eBay Classifieds Group

eBay Classifieds Group is active in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

From city to city,
the popular items
people are searching
for locally include:

Based on the most popular
searches in each city

eBay Classifieds

New York City

  • iPhone
  • Kitchen Cabinet
  • Dining Table

Gumtree

London

  • Fridge
  • Sofa
  • Tools

eBay KleinanzeigEn

Berlin

  • Harley Davidson
  • Märklin Model Trains
  • Nintendos

alaMaula

Buenos Aires

  • Costumes
  • Speakers
  • Exercise Equipment

BaiXing

Shanghai

  • iPhone 5
  • iPad
  • iPhone 4

Each month, more than

70 Million Unique Visitors

around the world use eBay classifieds

half.com

College textbooks cost US students an average of $1,200 each year. 4 The Half.com rental program lowers this cost for students since they only pay for short term use. It also reduces the cost to the environment because keeping books in circulation cuts down on the need for new manufacturing.

The Switch

From ownership to access
for students

PGA Partnership

The Pro Shops by the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay help make good golf equipment available to more people, all the while reducing the enviornmental impact of the game. "Good for the game. Good for your wallet. Good for the planet."

The
Challenge

To keep good clubs in circulation

246

PGA Professional sellers have taken the Play it on pledge

Patagonia Partnership

By enabling customers to sell clothing and gear they no longer use through Common Threads Partnership, eBay works with Patagonia and its customers to help close the sustainability loop through redistribution.

More than

20,000

People extended the useful life of over 28,000 Patagonia products through the Common Threads storefront

More than

56,000

Have taken the Common Threads pledge

Perfect!

The Challenge The Opportunity

25

of a car's lifetime carbon emissions are generated in the manufacturing process1

Number of used
auto parts sold across eBay marketplaces
globally in 2012 =

13.6 Million

The Challenge The Opportunity

2 Billion

pounds of clothing are sent to landfill each year globally 2

At any given time,
more than

3.3 Million

items of women's pre-owned clothing
are for sale

The Challenge The Opportunity

More than

278 Million

mobile devices lay idle or deactivated in the US 3

More than

62

of mobile phone listings in the US, UK, and Germany are pre-owned

The Challenge The Opportunity

With more than 21.6 million students enrolled in US colleges in 2012 6, textbook production requires

4 Million Trees

each year 6

In 2012, more than

400,000 Textbooks

were rented to over 200,000 students on half.com

The Challenge The Opportunity

The average serious golfer purchases new clubs every

3-5 Years6

In 2012, PGA professionals helped extend the useful life of

74,500

used clubs by selling them to golfers on eBay

Play It On pledge

The 'Play It On' Pledge:

All sellers are PGA Professionals who have pledged to:

ENCOURAGE TRADE-INS AND RESELL THEM
• So we can extend the useful life of every club
• So more golfers can afford to play with high quality equipment
• So everyone can let their retired clubs play on in the hands of another golfer

USE OUR EXPERTISE TO ENSURE AUTHENTICITY & INTEGRITY
• By inspecting all equipment to prevent counterfeits
• By sourcing new equipment only from reputable, original equipment manufactures

SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION FOR THE GAME
• By providing products and services that will make the game more enjoyable for all
• By supporting efforts to grow the game and perpetuate its values

Learn More

Common Threads pledge

Join the Common Threads Partnership to reduce excess consumption and give the planet's vital systems a rest from pollution, resource depletion and greenhouse gases.

Take the Pledge