EBay is rolling out a host of holiday promotions including First Minute deals of the day, guaranteed delivery and price matching.
Consumers are shopping earlier and earlier, so the online marketplace has announced it will offer First Minute deals on holidays gifts ranging from clothing to kitchen brands. These deals will be available daily through Nov. 9 and offer 30% to 60% off regular prices with free shipping. This special runs on top of eBay's usual Daily Deals.
"We found that choice and convenience are the biggest reasons shoppers start sooner in the season, so we designed a collection of competitive early deals to offer their pick of top brands across electronics, toys, apparel and more," said Suzy Deering, chief marketing officer of eBay North America. "There's simply no reason to wait for Black Friday to find the best prices or top gifts this holiday season when shoppers can start and finish early with eBay."
Second, eBay is guaranteeing that items will arrive in three days or less during the holiday season. There will be as many as 20 million items that will be eligible for the fast shipping, many also for free.
Finally, with a new price match guarantee on more than 50,000 items, consumers can access the best possible prices on items ranging from Apple iPhones to Samsonite luggage. The list of retailers that eBay will price match with include Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Jet.com, HomeDepot.com, Sears.com, Target.com, Walmart.com and Wayfair.com.
EBay also announced it is now using artificial intelligence to better the browsing experience. It helps shoppers to sort results by interests, style or activity.