Thursday, September 7, 2017

eBay capitalises on vinyl revival with new entertainment hub | UNLIMITED | CMU


Now even eBay is looking to capitalise on the vinyl revival, launching The Entertainment Shop, a new hub on its UK site that will bring together the sale of physical entertainment products. That will also include physical things beyond those vinyl discs you all like so much – including CDs, DVDs, games, books and comics – from an assortment of sellers, who together will be flogging both new and second hand stock.

eBay says it is launching the new marketplace in response to increased demand on its UK platform for vinyl and other physical entertainment products. Many of the sellers already have a presence on eBay, though the new Entertainment Shop section seeks to make browsing physical entertainment stock on the platform easier for consumers, while offering sellers preferential rates and more marketing opportunities.

Says eBay’s UK VP Rob Hattrell: “We want to be the destination for physical media in the UK driven by best value, unrivalled inventory and competitive seller fees. The first item ever sold on eBay UK was a Scorpions CD in 1999 for £2.89 and now we are home to some of the world’s largest suppliers of books, music, film and games. The launch of The Entertainment Shop is a natural progression for eBay that will offer brands and sellers of all sizes the opportunity to capitalise on the UK’s enduring appetite for physical media”.


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