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eBay and the British Fashion Council celebrate SS15 London Fashion Week as the BFC Contemporary Shop opens on ebay.co.uk
Thu, 18.09.2014

eBay and the British Fashion Council (BFC) are excited to announce the opening of the highly anticipated BFC Contemporary Shop - an exclusive pop-up shopping destination on eBay.co.uk; launching in celebration of London Fashion Week S/S15.

 

Opening for a strictly limited time (5th – 21st September), style hunters across Europe, will have the chance to own a slice of London Fashion Week.

Radio, chatter and football - the sounds that help us shop
Thu, 18.09.2014

In a world first, eBay today releases ‘Sound of Shopping’, a piece of music using sounds scientifically proven to help people make better shopping decisions. 

Celebrating eBay.co.uk’s 15th anniversary the ‘Sound of Shopping’ uses pop music radio, football commentary and people chatting – all of which have been proven to make shoppers think more rationally about what they are buying, reduce bad purchasing choices and help shoppers spot a bargain.

FROM 3 TRACKS OF GERMAN ROCK TO 3 BILLION SALES -  EBAY UK TURNS 15
Fri, 22.08.2014

The first item sold on eBay.co.uk was a three track CD from German rock outfit, The Scorpions, going for the princely sum of £2.89. From there the only way was up, and eBay has since evolved into an important market place for business sellers, leading high street retailers and UK exporters - hitting three billion sales worth £65bn1 on its 15th birthday.

 

The evolution of eBay also tells a story of how far e-commerce has come in the UK. Up until 2007 online accounted for less than 4% of all retail sales2. Today, the amount spent online accounts for 11% of all retail spending3.

Can a cabinet reshuffle help you boost the value of your home?
Fri, 15.08.2014

David Cameron might not be the only Briton reshuffling his cabinet in order to sell himself better. The kitchen is widely recognised as one of the most important rooms of the house when it comes to sale price. With a 40% increase in the number of sales of properties in the £500k - £1m bracket, buyers can certainly afford to be high maintenance as recent data from eBay demonstrates. 

BRITAIN GOES COOKIE CUTTER CRAZY AS BAKE OFF RETURNS
Fri, 15.08.2014

eBay has seen a ‘rise’ in interest in baking in recent weeks as Middle England prepared for the start of the Great British Bake Off. Anticipation is already mounting for next week’s cookie cutter challenge with over 36,354 listings for the biscuit shapers, including those shaped as newborn baby’s onesies or the space rockets which may appeal to ‘geek baker’ Jordan.

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