Company launched Promoted Listings service
E-commerce giant eBay has launched the beta version of its Promoted Listings service. The service is designed to serve as a self-serve, cost-per-sale advertising product. Using the service, merchants can engage consumers more effectively through mobile commerce. The service is currently only available for a small number of eBay merchants, as the company is testing the capabilities of the new service. Promoted Listings is expected to have a wider launch in June of this year.
Service will provide merchants with a way to engage mobile consumers more effectively
Promoted Listings will present desktop and mobile searchers that are optimized on the search habits of those using eBay as well as their purchasing habits. This may be particularly effective among mobile consumers. Merchants have been looking for a way to embrace mobile commerce, which has become quite popular among consumers. eBay believes that the mobile space has a great deal of promise, and has been devising new methods to provide effective mobile services to those using its platform.
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Consumer data will allow Promoted Listings to provide targeted advertisements
The company has access to more than 300 million shopping hours worth of data every month. This provides eBay with a significant amount of data that can be used to develop engaging marketing solutions. Using this data, the Promoted Listings service will be able to target consumers and provide them with advertisements that align with their specific interests.
Companies continue to show interest in mobile commerce
Mobile commerce has become a powerful part of the retail industry. Consumers have shown a great deal of interest in purchasing products online using their mobile devices, as they can shop whenever and wherever they want to. Companies like eBay are trying to find ways to make mobile commerce more convenient for consumers and providing new services, such as Promoted Listings, is one way to accomplish this goal. This service will not only be a benefit for consumers, of course, as it will also give merchants an effective way to engage mobile consumers.