eBay Launches New Classifieds Site

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eBay said today it is launching two iPhone selling apps, one for its online marketplace and one for its new classifieds site.

With the new eBay Selling and classifieds apps users can photograph and list an item in less than a minute.  On April 3, the company will introduce a new version of the eBay app for iPad.

"The eBay Selling app makes it easy for sellers to bring even greater value and selection to eBay and offer more great deals for buyers," said Lorrie Norrington, president of eBay Marketplaces.

"Whether selling or shopping, we've put the world's largest online marketplace in the palm of your hand, and we've introduced a great new option for consumers who prefer to sell and buy in a trusted, family friendly local classifieds format."

eBay says it is relaunching its Kijiji classifieds site in the U.S. as eBayClassifieds.com with improvements in trust and safety, customer service and user experience.  eBay Classifieds does not accept personals or other adult related content.

More than 8 million people use their iPhone to shop on eBay, the company expects to generate $1.5 billion in merchandise volume via its mobile platform in 2010. In 2009, mobile commerce for eBay reached $600 million.