For the online marketplace eBay the cross-border trade is becoming increasingly important. In the past year dealers on eBay in Germany sold into 210 different countries, including exotic destinations such as Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Tuvalu and Swaziland. Our European neighbors prefer to shop in Germany: The Top 10 export destinations are all on the European continent.
Austria and Switzerland were the main foreign markets for German eBay sellers in 2013, followed by western neighbors the Netherlands and France. In the middle of the top 10 are Italy, Denmark and Poland. In ranks eight to ten follow Belgium, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg.
The most generous shopping groups in 2013 were Polish and Czech eBay users – they spent on average the most money per item. Next are the Danes and Belgians which are followed by consumers in the Netherlands, Italy and Austria. Places eighth to ten go to France, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Currently more than 80 percent of small and medium-sized traders globally offer their goods across borders on eBay.
Beyond the online marketplace, cross-border trade is growing in importance for the entire company eBay Inc. The volume of international trade and payments through eBay Inc. grew by 24 percent in the first quarter of 2014 around the world.
This corresponds to a sum of 13 billion U.S. dollars and a share of 22 percent of the total volume of trade and payments of eBay Inc. With the online marketplace eBay and the leading payment provider PayPal eBay Inc. offers merchants of all sizes simple and cost effective platforms to reach more than 145 million active buyers worldwide at any time, as well as safe and easy international payment handling.
TOP 10 EXPORT Countries FOR GERMAN Sellers IN THE YEAR 2013
9 Czech Republic
TOP 10 Export Countries DESCENDING BY AVERAGE SELLING PRICE PER ARTICLE
2 Czech Republic