San Jose, CA, April 22, 2005 - eBay, the World`s Online Marketplace, today announced the launch of eBay Poland (www.ebay.pl), a new website in Poland where buyers and sellers can meet and trade. The service aims to build a vibrant local trading community and help grow e-commerce in Poland.
The website offers online trading in Polish with item prices listed in the Polish zloty. Individuals and small businesses in Poland can list and sell goods and services on the site at no charge. In addition to local trade, eBay Poland users have access to eBay`s global marketplace.
"We are pleased to expand our footprint into Eastern Europe and bring new opportunities to a growing community of e-commerce users," said Matt Bannick, president of eBay International. "Many thousands of people in Poland are already using eBay, and we look forward to working with them to build their own dedicated website."
While still in the early stages, online shopping in Poland is expanding at a rapid pace. The country`s business-to-consumer e-commerce is expected to grow nearly 400 percent over the next three years, from $319 million to $1.2 billion, according to IDC`s Internet Commerce Model (January 2004).
eBay is The World`s Online Marketplace®. Founded in 1995, eBay created a powerful platform for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and businesses. On any given day, there are millions of items across thousands of categories for sale on eBay. eBay enables trade on a local, national and international basis with customized sites in markets around the world. Through an array of services, such as its payment solution provider PayPal, eBay is enabling global e-commerce for an ever growing online community.
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