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How KOP’s EBay Enterprise is helping EBay take on Amazon

“People expect Toys ‘R’ Us to act like Amazon,’’ said Christopher Saridakis, who heads eBay Enterprise, ‘‘but they don’t realize how hard it is.’’

EBay Enterprise has facilities in Kentucky, like the one shown here.

EBay Enterprise, the King of Prussia company known as GSI Commerce pre-acquisition, is one part of EBay‘s strategy to compete with Amazon.

How?

EBay Enterprise helps EBay’s retail partners act a little bit more like Amazon, the New York Times reported.

From the New York Times:

“People expect Toys ‘R’ Us to act like Amazon,’’ said Christopher Saridakis, who heads eBay Enterprise, ‘‘but they don’t realize how hard it is.’’ […] What he meant was that Amazon has conditioned consumers to expect an ease to online shopping — a few clicks, desired items always in stock, free two-day shipping and returns — that physical retailers have a hard time competing with. EBay Enterprise, which was known as GSI Commerce when eBay purchased it in 2011, now drives eBay’s effort to enable its larger retail partners to meet the same expectations.”

[NYTimes]

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