eBay Introduces Boxing Weekend, a New Way to Sell Holiday Gifts

Shoppers are invited to local Westfield malls to earn money to keep
wishing bigger and better in the New Year

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Most Americans will receive a gift that was just not the right fit for
them this year, making it the perfect time to sell items that are no
longer needed. Instead of letting those gifts linger at home – which
more than a third of us have done in the past1 – eBay has
teamed up with select Westfield shopping centers across the country to
repurpose Boxing Day for Americans, giving them a variety of simple
selling solutions, and turning it into a time to earn money to put
towards the things they really want.


Last year, eBay saw a spike in both new sellers and new listings in the
days after Christmas, peaking the first Sunday in January. During the
holidays, consumers who sold popular items on eBay got top dollar for
their previous generation smartphones, including the iPhone 5s (16GB) in
gold for $253 as compared to competitors2. On Boxing Day in
2014, the most popular listing times on eBay were 5-7 p.m. MT.

So this year, during “Boxing Weekend” from Dec. 26 (Boxing Day) to Dec.
27, pop-up selling stations in select Westfield shopping centers will be
equipped with everything you need to return gifts to the North Pole,
giving shoppers multiple ways to sell. They will be able to list items
themselves or enlist professional sellers from the eBay
Valet
service. eBay Valet handles everything from estimating the
price to taking pictures, listing the item and safely shipping it to a
new buyer. During Boxing Weekend, eBay Valet fees will be waived.
Customers who print an eBay Valet label will get to keep 100% of the
profits after their items are sold.

“We have a unique opportunity to extend the season by helping holiday
wishes come true even after Christmas,” said Vincent Payen, Head of
Consumer Selling at eBay. “We’ve made it easy to sell in-person, online,
on the eBay app or with the eBay Valet service over Boxing Weekend.
Whether it was a designer sweater that didn’t fit, or an older tablet
that has been replaced by a new one, there is always a buyer among our
global community of 159 million for whom it will be perfect.”

eBay worked with The Onion to capture what happens when you get too much
of a good thing this holiday season, and the joy of selling them for the
things you really want. Check out the video here.

Selling Online or In-Person

To sell in-person over Boxing Weekend, visit participating Westfield
shopping centers for two types of experiences: a full-service pop-up
selling station or an easy eBay drop box. To sell online, you can use
eBay Valet which does the selling for you and is available through the
eBay app or by visiting ebay.com/valet,
or easily list for yourself on eBay.com
or through the eBay app. And for potential buyers who may be searching
for your holiday item, the majority (63%) of items on eBay ship for free.

If you choose to list items yourself and live in select cities like New
York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can also take
advantage of eBay’s pilot program with Shyp. “Partnering with Shyp is
another way eBay is making the online selling process easier; the
on-demand shipping service will pick-up items you’ve sold,
professionally pack them and mail them for you to the buyer,” said
Payen. Shyp is offering free pickup and packaging for eBay shipments
until January 31, 2016. Learn more at https://www.shyp.com/ebay.

Whether it wasn’t what you asked for, didn’t quite fit or whether you
got new gadgets and are no longer using your previous generation
devices, earn money to keep wishing bigger and better in the New Year.

Boxing Weekend Selling Locations

Pop-Up Selling Stations

Bring items to be boxed up and listed on eBay

       

eBay Drop Boxes

Drop items already boxed with eBay Valet shipping label

 

San Francisco, CA

 

  • Westfield San Francisco Centre – 865 Market Street San
    Francisco, CA 94103
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
Los Angeles, CA

 

  • Westfield Century City – 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    90067
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
 
Paramus, NJ

 

  • Westfield Garden State Plaza – 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd
    Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
Paramus, NJ

 

  • Westfield Garden State Plaza – 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd
    Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
 
Chicago, IL

 

  • Westfield shopping center 122 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL
    60061
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
Santa Clara, CA

 

  • Westfield Valley Fair – 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd Santa Clara, CA
    95050
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
 
Seattle, WA

 

  • Westfield South Center – 2800 Southcenter Mall Seattle, WA 98188
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
 
Tampa, FL

 

  • Westfield Citrus Park – 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall Tampa,
    FL 33625
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
 
Washington D.C. / Baltimore, MD

 

  • Westfield Montgomery – 7101 Democracy Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Saturday, Dec. 26 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET

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For more information on Boxing Weekend: ebay.com/boxingweekend

For more information on selling promotions: pages.ebay.com/promo/2015/sell/50Coupon.html

For more information throughout the holidays: eBay.com/holidays

For b-roll: http://badermedia.isebox.net/ebay-wish-bigger-2015-holiday-season/

eBay by the Numbers

  • eBay has 159 million active buyers
  • The majority (63%) of items on eBay ship for free
  • Virtually all of the items on eBay are backed by a Money Back Guarantee
  • 79% of merchandise sold on eBay is new
  • ~84% of GMV on eBay is fixed price
  • 800 million listings at any given time
  • There are 300 million searches each day on eBay
  • eBay apps have been downloaded 291 million times across the globe
  • A pair of shoes is sold every 2 seconds
  • Women’s accessories are sold every 3 seconds
  • An iPad is sold every 15 seconds
  • Headphones are sold every 16 seconds

About eBay

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for
discovering great value and unique selection. eBay connects millions of
buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating
opportunity through Connected Commerce. Our vision for commerce is one
that is enabled by people, powered by technology and open to everyone.
We partner but never compete with our sellers and create stronger
connections between buyers and sellers with product experiences that are
fast, mobile and secure. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re
just as passionate today about connecting buyers and sellers as when we
founded the company in 1995. For more information, visit ebayinc.com.

1 TNS and eBay Holiday USA Report 2015

2 Based on a comparison of GameStop, Gazelle and Amazon
Trade-in for data over a 14-day period ending December 7, 2015.

Contacts

eBay
Carey Malloy, 415-603-9636
camalloy@ebay.com
or
Edelman
Jessica
Defilippo, 212-819-4823
jessica.defilippo@edelman.com