AuctionWeb is Born
Pierre's First Sale
Canadian Mark Fraser purchased the first item that eBay founder Pierre Omidyar listed on the site in 1995 -- a broken laser pointer.
Pez Dispenser Myth
A story is circulated that Pierre created eBay to help his wife collectPEZ糖果分配器。后来，揭示了这个故事是一个制作的故事。
Our First Employee
Pierre hires employee #1, Chris Agarpao, to help coordinate the fast-growing company’s online operations. Over twenty years later, Chris is still an eBay employee.
$7.2 Million Worth of Goods Sold
The total value of merchandise sold on AuctionWeb reaches $7.2 million.
Our First President
Pierre quits his day job to devote himself fulltime to his innovative auction website and brings Jeff Skoll on board as President.
Our First Office
Beanie Babies, Ty Warner’s line of cuddly stuffed animals, take the world by storm. $500 million worth are sold on eBay alone, representing more than 6% of our total volume.
Seller Feedback Introduced
We introduce Feedback Forum, allowing our members to rate their transactions and create a virtual community of openness and confidence.
Millionth Item Sold
We sell our millionth item! A Big Bird jack-in-the-box toy from PBS’ Sesame Street.
AuctionWeb is officially renamed eBay.
Meg Whitman Joins eBay
We make an early acquisition, adding Jump Inc. and its person-to-person online trading site, Up4Sale.
After a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) in September, we list shares on NASDAQ under the symbol EBAY. Expected to trade for $18, our shares shatter expectations and reach $53.50 in just one day.
The eBay Foundation becomes the first corporate foundation to be endowed with pre-IPO stock. Since then, it has given over $30 million to nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Site Outage and Lessons Learned
On June 10, 1999, the site goes down. In the middle of the night, CEO Meg Whitman rallies more than 50 engineers from eBay and SunMicrosystems to fix the problem. Less than 20 hours later since the outage began, eBay is back up and open for business.
We continue growing in the U.S. and around the world! In San Jose, the company moves into additional buildings at our current headquarters, then known as eBay Park.
Half.com joins eBay
We announce we will buy Half.com, making it easier than ever to sell your movies, music, books and games online.
We introduce a new fixed-price feature, "Buy It Now," which allows users to buy an item instantly at a set price.
The eBay API
Our first Application Programming Interface (API) goes live. Now developers across the world can harness the power of eBay by building their own custom interfaces with unique functionality.
Auctioning Very Old Levi’s
The oldest known pair of Levi’s sells on eBay for more than $46,000 to Levi Strauss & Co., making fashion history.
Introducing eBay Stores
A Jet Sells for Millions
A Gulfstream jet sells for $4.9 million, setting a new price record for eBay.
First eBay Live! Conference
Anaheim, California hosts the first eBay Live! Conference, bringing together sellers, buyers, journalists, developers, and lovers of all things eBay for action-packed days of learning and networking.
eBay给予作品: $500 Million
自2003年以来，eBay给予作品has raised over $500 million for charities.
eBay.transactions become even more secure as PayPal’s Buyer Protection services are implemented for all transactions on the site.
Weird Al Premieres “eBay” Song
Weird Al performs his new song “eBay” at eBay Live! in Orlando, FL. The song goes on to become a major hit.
"eBay Bible" Published
The Official eBay Bible by Jim Griffith, Employee #11, is published.
Fortune’s List: 8th Fastest Growing Company
We grab some worldwide recognition by claiming the 8th spot on Fortune's list of Fastest Growing Companies.
Dream Big, Save Big
We launch theDream Big, Save Bigcampaign to support small business buying on eBay.
The Power of All of Us
We launch our North America brand campaign,The Power of All of Us, celebrating the power of e-commerce and built on the idea that people are basically good.
Jeff Jordan Named PayPal President
We announce our agreement to acquire Rent.com, the leading website for rental housing in the U.S. In 2012, we sell Rent.com to Primedia.
We welcome John Donahoe as eBay Marketplaces President
John Donahoe被命名为eBay Marketplaces的总裁。他继续担任eBay的总统兼首席执行官，2008 - 2015年。
We launch a local classified advertising site called Kijiji. Named for the Swahili word for “village,” Kijiji connects users with their neighbors in search of goods and services in almost a dozen countries. Kijiji is now a part of eBay Classifieds.
10 years and counting!
We celebrate our 10thbirthday!
OurMain Street programlaunches as a grassroots community of e-commerce advocates interested in how public policy may affect their ability to buy and sell online. Today, the global network numbers over 275,000 members!
United Nations Global Compact
We join the United Nations Global Compact, the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world, demonstrating our belief in the power of business to drive positive social and environmental impact.
Gigayacht: Most Expensive Item Sold on eBay
A Frank Mulder designed gigayacht becomes the most expensive item ever sold on eBay, auctioning off for $168 million, according to news reports.
PayPal.debuts its first mobile application, allowing millions of PayPal users to send money on the go. In 2008, PayPal launches a mobile app for iOS, making it one of the first apps to launch in the Apple app store for the iPhone.
Rajiv Dutta Named PayPal President
Rajiv Dutta is the new President of PayPal. He previously served as President of Skype.
We purchase StubHub and become the world's largest online marketplace for tickets.
The eBay Green Team starts with 40 passionate San Jose based employees. Since then, Green Teams have taken root with thousands of employees who promote sustainable business practices, inspire environmentally conscious actions and volunteer for green projects in their communities.
New PayPal President: Scott Thompson
PayPal.’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Scott Thompson, is named President.
John Donahoe Named eBay Inc. CEO
John Donahoe, business leader and President of eBay Marketplaces, succeeds Meg Whitman to become President and CEO of eBay Inc. He’s named the #1 Internet CEO by机构投资者magazine.
Top 100 Best Companies to Work For
为我们的支持性工作环境而庆祝，eBay Inc.lands a coveted spot在Fortune Magazine的100个最佳公司的名单（在2009年再次工作）。
PayPal.’s 10th Anniversary
Happy 10th生日,贝宝!第一个十年,贝宝150 million accounts across 190 countries, with a total payment volume exceeding $60 billion.
eBay.is one of the first companies tolaunch an iPhone applicationand is featured during the Apple app store launch. Today, the app is available on other operating systems including Android.
Lorrie Norrington Named eBay President
National Medal of Technology & Innovation
eBay.Adds Bill Me Later
We bring in the leading web-based payment platform Bill Me Later, offering buyers even greater flexibility in their online purchasing. Soon after, eBay and PayPal team up tooffer customers a “Bill Me Later” option结账时。今天，该服务称为PayPal信用，加入PayPal营运资金，为消费者提供消费者和企业强大的灵活性信用解决方案。
Jack Sheng Sets Record
Jack Shengof eForcity Inc. sets an eBay Marketplaces record, becoming the first seller to receive a feedback score of 1,000,000. In honor of this, we named a conference room after him.
100% Rating from the Human Rights Campaign
In recognition of our commitment to a discrimination-free workplace,eBay.receives a perfect 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign– a distinction the company has continued to receive for every subsequent year until the present day.
Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)
Top-Rated Seller Status
eBay.launches itsDealsapp, offering buyers and sellers great deals every day.
We acquire Milo.com, a leader in web-based local product search, helping launch local products on eBay.
The Opportunity Project Opens
Advancing our Social Innovation commitments, the eBay Foundation launchesThe Opportunity Project.我们的签名补助计划支持企业家解决方案，以扩大美国和新兴市场贫困社区的经济机会。
eBay.Adds GSI Commerce (eBay Enterprise)
We宣布the acquisition of ecommerce specialist GSI Commerce, now known as eBay Enterprise. eBay Enterprise provides commerce technologies, omni-channel operations and marketing solutions to brands and retailers of all sizes.
Ethisphere: World’s Most Ethical Companies
我们很荣幸被命名为其中一个世界上最良好的公司by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think tank. We will go on to receive this designation for four years straight.
We announce that we will purchase a majority stake in Turkey’s principal online marketplace,GittiGidiyor。
为了促进更强大的开放平台，我们宣布we will acquire Magento, a leading toolset for open-source ecommerce.
We expand our mobile capabilities and announce our acquisition of Zong, a leading mobile carrier billing-based payments platform.
Former Thomson Reuters Markets CEODevin Wenig加入eBay市场总裁。
PayPal.Welcomes David Marcus
EntrepreneurDavid Marcus, who came to eBay via the Zong acquisition, is named President of PayPal.
$3+ Million Power Lunch with Warren Buffett
The annual charity auction for a power lunch with Warren Buffett goes for a record $3.46 million.
We launch a全球运输计划, helping U.S. sellers grow their businesses by more easily shipping to international buyers.
To strengthen PayPal’s online payment capabilities, we add an innovative payment platform,Braintree.。
Advancing our commitment to cleaner energy sources,we open the world’s first data center to use Bloom Energy Servers™as the primary, on-site power source, instead of the traditional electric utility grid.
Digital Storefronts Unveiled
Pointing the way to the physical storefront of the future, we unveil three connected storefronts at San Francisco’s Westfield Shopping Mall. Customers can browse items in a virtual window, pay using PayPal, and arrange for free home delivery.
PayPal.Available in 203 Countries
PayPal.宣布s 10 new international markets and is now accessible in 203 countries.
eBay.Joins with Sotheby’s
证明这艺术不仅适用于超级富人，我们join forceswith Sotheby’s to offer mid-priced works of art in a virtual live-auction format.
Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million
A well-preserved copy of Superman #1 issold for $3.2 million在eBay上。这是有史以来最昂贵的漫画书。
eBay和PayPal.to Become Two New Companies
eBay和PayPal.宣布plans tobecome independent companiesin 2015, enabling both to sharpen their strategic focus and hone in on innovative growth opportunities in their respective markets.
Welcoming Dan Schulman
Consumer brands expertDan Schulman被命名为PayPal的总裁兼首席执行官指南。
eBay Spins Off PayPal
eBay和PayPal.贸易as separate companies on Nasdaq stock exchange.
Tapped as our CEO Designee in 2014,Devin Wenigtakes over as eBay CEO.
eBay Inc.completesthe sale of eBay Enterprise to a consortium of businesses for $925 million.
The合伙allows BigCommerce merchants to seamlessly list their products and manage their inventory on eBay, opening up access to more than 169 million customers around the world。
In an effort to advance our structured data initiative, eBayacquiredExpertmaker, a leading artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics firm.
The Future of Shopping
eBay.and Australian retailer Myer partner to launch the first-ever virtual reality department store.
3,456,789美元是raisedfor GLIDE in Power Lunch auction with Warren Buffett benefitting San Francisco’s poor, homeless, and most vulnerable residents.
eBay.unveils its "Gateway to the Future"
“Main Street,” the newest addition to eBay’s San Jose headquarters, officially opens. The building now serves as a central meeting place and welcome center for visitors and guests.
The largest ticket marketplace in the U.S. continues to grow by expanding into the Latin American, European, and Asia Pacific markets.
eBay.debutsthe Seller Hub, a powerful tool that simplifies and streamlines the selling experience and helps sellers scale their businesses.
Say Hello to eBay ShopBot
WepurchaseCorrigon, a pioneer of visual search technologies. The acquisition bolsters our structured data efforts and improves image recognition capabilities.
We are proud to join with the White House inpledgingto close the gender wage gap. Based on a 2016 internal study on gender pay equity, we determined that in the U.S., women employees earn 100% of what men make in the same role.
eBay.Teams Up with Steph Curry
After the devastating Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire in Oakland, CA, eBay and Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry team up toraise $45,201在慈善拍卖中。100％的收益转到奥克兰消防救济基金会受益。
eBay.’s Personalized New Homepage Launched
Powered by structured data and designed to drive highly personalized shopping experiences, thenew homepagemakes it easy for customers to find that perfect item and get inspired by products that match your style and interests.
eBay.Announces Guaranteed Delivery
举动allows shoppers to filter their search results by shipping times, and guarantees delivery in 3 days or less on 20 million items, with no membership required!
New Brand Platform “Fill Your Cart With Color” Launches
Includingmore than 50,000 deals in the United States and quickly expanding to Germany and the UK, eBayguaranteesthat an eligible deal will be the best price online, or we’ll will match the lower price of a competitor.
Powered by industry experts and our proprietary verification methods, the eBayAuthenticate programguarantees the authenticity of luxury bags sold on eBay. The program has plans to expand to other luxury categories in the near future.
These features allow shoppers touse pictures instead of wordsto search eBay’s 1.1 billion listings, spanning the new and truly unique. Enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, these innovative ways to shop help you quickly find the things you love, making the entire internet shoppable on your mobile device.
Kiva Marketplace debuts on eBay
In an effort to continue to increase the opportunities available to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, eBaypartnerswith Kiva.org, the microlending platform, to help expand their reach on our global platform.
与阿克伦市和当地小企业主人的合作关系，该计划helps educate and empower local entrepreneursto grow and scale their business online, through integrating inventory onto eBay’s global marketplace.
eBay.to Intermediate Payments on our Marketplace
In partnership with Adyen, a global payments processor, eBay will beginmanaging the payments flow在市场内，简化买家和卖家的最终对端的经验。过渡将是一个多年的旅程。
We reach an agreement toacquireGiosis’ business in Japan. The acquisition expands our footprint in Asia, and bolsters the strength of the Qoo10.jp platform to offer more inventory to our Japanese consumers from all over the world.
eBay.Leverages AR to Simplify Shipping
eBay.unveils a clever solutionusing Augmented Reality (AR) that enables millions of sellers to quickly select the best USPS flat rate box for items they need to ship.
eBay介绍eBay @ Home
eBay.介绍seBay.@Home, the company’s first formal work from home program within the Global Customer Experience organization.
eBay.Begins Intermediating Payments on its Marketplace Platform in the US
eBay的介绍newmanaged paymentsexperience in the US marks a significant milestone in the company’s payments journey.
eBay.Launches Instant Selling
eBay.介绍s new programfor consumers to sell their smartphones in a matter of minutes.
eBay.Authenticate Expands to Jewelry
Initially launched in the luxury handbags and watches categories, eBay’s Authenticate服务now includes listingsfor necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets.
eBay.Raises $102 Million for Charity in 2018
eBay.raised a record amountin 2018 by connecting buyers and sellers to the causes they care about most.
eBay.’s Retail Revival Expands Operations to include the U.S., UK, and Canada
Now live in 3 countries, Retail Revival enables small businesses to harness the power of ecommerce and global trade.
Google Pay Now Accepted on eBay
Retail Revival Expands to North Carolina
eBay.officially launches its北卡罗来纳州格林斯博罗的第五次零售复兴计划, and hosts participating small businesses for a full day of training, networking and more.
Yaroslavl Becomes First Eastern European City to Join Retail Revival
With eBay's support,雅罗斯拉夫尔的企业家are working to make its unique offerings accessible to the global market.
Baton Rouge and eBay Announce Economic Development Initiatives
巴吞鲁日，路易斯安那州，成为加入的第四个美国城市eBay的零售复兴计划and eBay launches eBay@Home Baton Rouge, bringing 40 full-time customer-service jobs to the area.
The eBay Government Relations’ Advocacy & Policy Programs Team publishes a new report highlighting howeBay.is driving small business tradeand balanced and inclusive growth across the United States.
Annual Charity Auction with Warren Buffet Breaks Record
GLIDE’s 20th annual尖锐慈善机构Power Lunch with Warren Buffet售价为4,567,888美元的录音。拍卖提供了超过3000万美元的支持来支持旧金山最脆弱的居民。
eBay.Utah Office Announces 100% Renewable Energy
该公告是一部分eBay对其100％可再生能源工作的承诺goal across all offices.
eBay.lands a no. 8 spot in Indeed’s2019年Top-Rated Workplaces列出，从2018年的第十五排名。
eBay的介绍new managed payments experience in Germany标志着进一步表明ificant milestone in the company’s payments journey.
eBay.HQ Powered by 100% Renewable Energy
San Jose is eBay’s fifth location to move entirely to可再生能源采购。
Scott Schenkel is eBay’s interim CEOafter four years as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
易燃慈善机构达到了一个里程碑$1 billion in total funds raised为世界各地的慈善机构。
eBay.Completes Sale of StubHub
We completed thesale of StubHubto viagogo for $4.05 billion in cash.
Jamie Iannone becomes eBay’s CEO
A highly accomplished leader,Jamie Iannone将于2020年4月推出eBay CEO。
With the expiration of the Operating Agreement with PayPal, eBay beginsscaling its management of payments globally。
eBay.Announces Sale of Classifieds Business
eBay进入了一个最终协议to transfer its Classifieds business to Adevinta for a total consideration valued at approximately $9.2 billion.
eBay.Celebrates 25th Anniversary
我们庆祝25年的eBaya toast to the community that powers our marketplace。