eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has sent out a press release about how much sales from mobile applications has generated during the holiday season. ?As mobile shopping peaked this year, eBay led the way by becoming the go-to shopping destination,? stated eBay VP of mobile Steve Yankovich. ?With more than 30 million downloads of eBay?s mobile apps worldwide, eBay is clearly a barometer for mobile shopping trends. We see people buying everything from designer apparel to cars and trucks on their phones regularly, and purchases being made through eBay mobile every second.?
During the holiday season November 25th-December 25th, sales grew 134% compared to the same time last year. About $100 million in GMV was generated while mobile sales made $230 million in GMV. A lot of the sales were driven by sporting event clothes (Olympic Winter Games, Tour De France, etc), games (WoW, Final Fantasy), gadgets (iPad, iPhone 4), and fashion.
[eBay Press Release]