Show of hands… Who’s never used eBay? That’s what we thought! If you live in this world you’ve used eBay in some form at some point in your life. EBay continues throughout the years to be a trusted site for buying and selling goods. They allow worldwide sales and monitor closely what you can and can’t do, despite having millions of active users, making it a safe environment to do business in. eBay has continually made improvements to their business model, allowing for more and more specialized features to spurt their users into new growth. Beginning as an auction style website but soon moving in to the “buy it now” feature and allowing for actual businesses to sell at their site instead of just individuals has put them over the threshold as amazing.
eBay began in the mid 90s and, to gain media interest, publicly faked a story about trading pez dispensers as their beginning. Their growth was rapid in their first few years of business and continued ever since!
A bit of trivia: Did you know that the founder originally wanted to call eBay EchoBay but since the domain was taken, he abbreviated it to just eBay.