Friday, May 09, 2008

Looks Like I Live in the Right Place for an eBay Business.

eBay just released information on the top-10 eBay selling markets in 2007, and Los Angeles was #1. I don't live in Los Angeles but my home county of Orange County is right next door and was # 6 on the list. Combined, the two areas accounted for just over $2 billion of eBay's $60 billion in GMV worldwide.

Here is the entire list:

  1. Los Angeles–Long Beach, California – 196,089 users sold 24,051,645 items for a total of $1.4 billion.
  2. New York City– 158,859 user sold 12,621,651 items for a total of $1.05 billion.
  3. Chicago – 172,972 users sold 10,229,844 items for a total of $908.7 million.
  4. Philadelphia – 120,900 users sold 7,069,212 items for a total of $584.4 million.
  5. Dallas – 85,484 users sold 5,003,292 items for a total of $754.5 million.
  6. Orange County, California – 75,486 users sold 6,945,490 items for a total of $636.7 million.
  7. Washington, D.C. – 112,462 users sold 5,024,888 items for a total of $393.7 million.
  8. Houston – 76,450 users sold 4,297,389 items for a total of $528.8 million.
  9. Nassau–Suffolk, New York – 70,714 users sold 5,396,880 for a total of $400.3 million.
  10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida – 39,623 users sold 2,838,954 items for a total of $632 million.

The top 10 markets for sales generated $7 billion in GMV in 2007, accounting for a whopping 55% of all sales by US-based eBay sellers. The 55% number came from Richard Brewer-Hays at eBay Ink.

So on a side note: I'm assuming the survey excluded eBay Motors, so it looks like eBay's US GMV for eBay.com is just north of $13 Billion or 22% of eBay's $60 billion in GMV that would make eBay Motors GMV around $16 billion. Just throwing numbers out there. :)

I'm glad to see that my area is representing 15% of eBay's non-motors business in 2007

Just my 12%

1 comment:

Cliff said...

I'm included in #9, Nassau-Suffolk. Interesting, but not really surprising. How about similar stats per population, that'd be more interesting I think.