- Words: 1481
- Length: 5 Pages
- Topic: Business
- Paper #: 49660554
Further, eBay's gross merchandise volume - the amount of goods passing through eBay's various marketplace platforms -shrunk by 22% in the last quarter (Buley, 2009).
The company had misjudged the potential compatibility between Skype and the Marketplace business (Burrows, 2009). EBay sellers were uninterested in phone chats with customers (Barret, 2009). Although the company has announced that it will spin off Skype via an IPO, next year, the economic environment