1. Get up early and catch a late set
"I woke up early, but caught a late episode, not because my opponent was too strong, but because of my own series of wrong operations." On July 25, as one of the earliest users of eBay, Da Laoke (net name) told the Times Weekly reporter that the closure of eBay is still somewhat regrettable and sentimental.
Recently, Shanghai Yingshi Information Technology Co., Ltd. issued an announcement saying that due to the company's adjustment of its operation strategy, it has decided to stop the operation of the eBay network platform and close Number List the eBay website.
The announcement stated that by 24:00 on August 12, 2022, eBay will close the transaction functions of all commodities and shops on the website, close the registration, login, and recharge functions of eBay users, and shut down the website server.
As a memory of the times, eBay was once brilliant.
According to public information, eBay was established in 1999, and it has been 23 years since it was the first C2C website in China. According to iResearch data, in 2003, eBay's market share was 72.4%, while Taobao's market share was only 7.8%.
However, with several changes of hands and strategic failures, eBay's market share in China has fallen sharply, and it has gradually faded out of the e-commerce arena.
"In the early days, eBay mainly copied the model established in the United States to China, and as a result, it encountered difficulties." On July 25, Cui Lili, executive director of the Institute of Electronic Commerce of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, told a reporter from Times Weekly that no matter whether it is facing the external environment of the market or the social and cultural background, enterprises must make corresponding adjustments and changes to adapt. Patterns can be consistent.
2. Once a single family
In 1999, Shao Yibo and Tan Haiyin, who graduated from Harvard Business School, returned to China and founded eBay.
"In 2000, when I was still in my second year of college, I saw an eBay advertisement on the portal website, and the slogan is still vivid in my mind - 'The fun of trading is in eBay.' So I immediately signed up because I loved the Internet. An eBay account". Recalling the experience of contacting eBay, the old customer is still impressed.
At that time, it was reported that the number of registered users of eBay increased to 40,000 within two months of its establishment, and three months after its establishment, it received $6.5 million in investment from three US venture capital firms.
"At that time, eBay was very popular among netizens." Da Lao Ke said that around 2000, Taobao was not yet born, and eBay was the largest e-commerce platform in China.