San Jose, Calif. - EBay and Invaluable are launching a partnership to offer traditional live auctions through real-time online bidding at auction houses around the world. Invaluable’s software solutions, including their online live bidding technology, will allow its partner auction houses to bring more than $4 billion of inventory onto the global eBay platform.
In the coming months, eBay will launch a destination that is especially tailored for customers who are looking for premium art and collectibles. Auction catalogs will be uploaded to Invaluable’s live bidding platforms, including Invaluable.com and AuctionZip.com, and promoted through EBay. The new experience will offer special events and the ability for shoppers to participate in traditional live auctions through real-time online bidding.
“Invaluable works with many of the premier brick-and-mortar auction houses around the globe, and they were the natural partner for us to work with to bring live auctions back to the EBay platform,” said Gene Cook, general manager of emerging verticals for EBay Marketplaces. “We’re excited to bring Invaluable’s incredible selection of unique, high-end artwork, antiques and collectibles to EBay’s global community.”