EBay Peaks at 9,500 Mobile Transactions an Hour During Holidays

With roughly two weeks to go before Christmas, eBay is predicting that holiday shopping via mobile phones has already peaked. The curve topped out yesterday–on the second Sunday of December, eBay said. In the U.S., mobile gross merchandise volume (GMV) grew to $5 million, a 127 percent increase over the same Sunday last year. On a global basis, mobile transactions generated $13 million, growing 165 percent. The e-commerce site said mobile shopping peaked between 1 pm and 4 pm EST, with more than 9,500 transactions being made per hour.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus