When RIM first worked with eBay to release an app for BlackBerry I was wondering how many people would actually use to app to purchase products. It looks like eBay’s mobile plans are a smashing success. They have seen a 300%+ increase in gross mobile sales from $600 million to $2 billion in 2010. The holiday season was especially good for eBay in the mobile market.
According to TechCrunch a healthy portion of these sales were overseas with the UK topping Europe and combined with Germany generated almost one third of all mobile sales in 2010. Some other cool facts:
- 13 pieces of clothing, pairs of shoes and accessories are sold every minute through eBay’s mobile apps worldwide
- 94 bids are made every minute via eBay’s mobile apps worldwide
If you want to get in on the craziness you can pick up eBay’s free BlackBerry app in App World at this link.