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eBay by the Numbers: Some Shopping Statistics

27 Nov 2014 Blog

eBay has compiled some interesting numbers that provide insight into how eBay buyers are shopping, as well as what they—re buying. Every day, shoppers are performing more than 250 million searches on eBay. That—s 11 million searches per hour; 190,000 searches per minute; and 3,000 searches per second.

Mobile has changed the ecommerce game. Last year it accounted for $20 billion of eBay sales, and this year it—s estimated to break records again. Buyers worldwide are shopping the moment they—re inspired — anytime, anywhere, on any device and even across multiple devices.

Collectibles are among the most popular items on eBay. eBay sells $15,000 in collectibles and art every minute and has one of the widest selections in the world. In fact, approximately 5 collectible items sell every second. In 2013, the Art and Antiques category realized more than $1.2 billion in sales.

eBay packages are shipped from more than 100 countries around the world every day. And here—s one more impressive number: One out of every two USPS packages shipped contains an eBay purchase.