Sunday, November 05, 2006

eBay is trying to catch up with Marktplaats

Yesterday Don Albert, vice president and general manager, Skype North America announced that
Skype can now be added to listings in the following categories: Motorcycles, Special Vehicles, Cell Phones & Portable Electronics, Camera & Photo, Baby, Travel and additional areas of Collectibles. Using Skype buttons on eBay listings allows eBay buyers to instantly connect with the seller to send messages.

ay introduced this feature some months ago and it was World News.
This surprised me. In Holland we have our own site
MarktplaatsDe advertentie Site van Nederland”. And not only for Holland. We can visit ad’s in 20 countries world wide.

Marktplaats became part of eBay for over a year ago. But even when Marktplaats was still owned by a private company, it offered their clients a Skype Button to allow buyers to get in touch with the sellers.

Like millions of other Dutch people, I visit and use Marktplaats and the option of the Skype button frequently. And for a long, long time already.

So eBay was not the first one although they would like us to believe so, but Marktplaats who had the skill to integrate the button into their website.

Holland, such a small country uh? Still…..

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