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Is Ebay a Comeback or Going Away Story?

With an estimated 2012 sales of $8 billion and 90 million downloads of Ebay’s mobile app,  Mobile retailing is one of the fastest growing businesses for Ebay.

On the decline for years Ebay’s most promising segments are PayPal payments and mobile retailing. 

The conventional wisdom in terms of Internet companies is that once decline sets in in terms of earnings. Ebay seems to be the exception to that rule. Ebay shares hit a peak of $54 in 2004, but by early 2009 its stock was at slightly over $10. Now it’s stock is back trading at more than $40 a share in 2012.  The majority of growth this year came from mobile retailing and PayPal payments.  A significant change in senior leadership also helped the company grow.

The company’s website is an online person-to-person trading community online. The company has come a long way since its founding and competes with companies such as Amazon. Ebay has a bright future and recently unveiled a new eCommerce platform called X.commerce, at the Ebay’s developer conference.  More than 4,000 developers were at the event, showing that developers are eager to work for this booming company.

Ebay has recently developed some new partnerships with companies such as Omniture, Adobe’s marketing and advertising unit and the director of platform and mobile marketing at Facebook. Ebay is also highly successful because of the payment platform that they developed called PayPal.

One of the companies goals for the future is to partner with brick-and-mortar retailers to increase sales or by enticing customers to visit their stores more often. These are referred to as Ebay drop off stores, which has Ebay employees that will help you, sell your goods online if customers do not want to sell their goods themselves.

Ebay has just started to move into the mobile space, according to Ebay’s VP of mobile Steve Yankovich. The goal is to deliver an excellent mobile experience regardless of which mobile device or platform is being used. More than 65 million downloads across have been download through their platform. . If you are interested in digital media jobs, then you should strongly consider applying to work for eBay.

Media marketing jobs are also available with eBay. If you are interested in this type of job, then you should know that the company is extremely successful with gross merchandise sale for 2012 surpassing $8 billion. The company also owns PayPal and is expected to top $7 billion in payments for 2012.

The type of talent that eBay is likely looking to hire includes software engineers and possibly other technology related positions. There are other areas that you might find of interest at Ebay such as information technology, finance, customer support, human resources and marketing. One unique are of interest is the Ebay Research Labs, which involves a team of area experts and researchers. Some of the individuals that Ebay Research Labs are looking for include computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, economists and linguists. This usually requires a Ph.D. and strong leadership and creative skills are highly desirable.

Ebay is a much larger company than most people think. It has more than 15,000 employees, which is certainly quite different than working for a small technology company where you might know every employee in the company. You might be interested to know that Tech Crunch listed Ebay as one of the top 50 companies to work at which is why you should consider applying today.

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