eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the marketplace company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, with PayPal reporting that its total global mobile payment volume on Sunday, Dec. 2, exceeded that of Cyber Monday by more than $1 million. This past Sunday, eBay posted record mobile shopping days in terms of sales again.
eBay says Dec. 9 was the single-biggest mobile shopping day ever., with U.S. transacted mobile volume up 133 percent from last year’s biggest mobile shopping day, Sunday, Dec. 4. The day topped three consecutive Sundays of record mobile transacted volume for eBay U.S., starting with Sunday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving weekend. On Sunday, PayPal Mobile reached its second-biggest mobile shopping day of the year, tripling its year-over-year growth in global mobile payment volume compared to the second Sunday in December 2011.
eBay’s VP of mobile, Steve Yankovich, tells us that the company has seen an unprecedented shift in transactions on mobile. He says that currently, one-third of all eBay transactions are “touched” by mobile, meaning users access listings or post via mobile even if the sale isn’t made on a mobile phone.
“We’re seeing a change in the way people are shopping because of mobile, and this has turned the holiday shopping calendar on its head,” he explains.
eBay and PayPal are still forecasting over $10 billion in mobile transactions and mobile payments volume, and Yankovich said that these targets will definitely be met. Checkout the infographic below for more: