We regret to announce that eBay Research Labs was disbanded as an organizational unit in February, 2015. Fortunately, this site will continue to serve as an outlet for research at eBay.
We at eBay aspire towards big bold ideas that will change the world and make a huge difference in people’s lives. Commerce is at an amazing inflection point and with its 100M users and 400M active listings, eBay is a fertile ground for research and innovation.
Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on eCommerce is staggering: In 2012, the total value of goods sold on eBay was $67 billion.