SAN JOSE, Calif. — eBay is expanding its motors marketplace and platform. And it’s doing it through a new partnership with TrueCar, which is integrating tools designed to improve the shopping experience for new-vehicle buyers.
The TrueCar partnership was one of a series of announcement made by eBay this morning. The ecommerce site is adding tire installation services to its offerings. It also announced an improved homepage experience for site visitors.
“At eBay, we’re focused on providing the most convenient shopping experience for our customers,” said Jay Hanson, eBay’s vice president of North America merchandising and hard goods. “Adding auto services as well as the TrueCar integration showcases our commitment to extending value and insight to buyers around the world.”
For the first time, eBay is adding a new service to its Motors platform, giving shoppers the ability to bundle new tire purchases with professional installation in their local area. With this new feature, tires will conveniently ship directly to nearby automotive repair shops for installation. The new option begins this month in Germany, and will be rolled out to the U.S. later this summer.
eBay is also unveiling a new Motors homepage experience for desktop. The improved homepage offers enhanced search and browsing features for a massive selection of vehicles — both new and used — as well as parts & accessories. In its new partnership with TrueCar, eBay shoppers will have access to deeper insights into new-vehicle pricing to quickly compare car prices.
“eBay is committed to enhancing its marketplace with the best information and buying experience it can provide to its shoppers,” said TrueCar President and CEO Chip Perry. “TrueCar’s pricing and Certified Dealer Network deepens and expands eBay’s new-car experience and we are excited to launch this enhanced platform."
The eBay Motors platform also continues to personalize each shopper’s journey by offering customized fitment with My Garage, as well as trusted programs like WeGoLook1, Assurant Protection Plan2, and Vehicle Protection3. From general maintenance and small upgrades to a full restoration of a beloved classic car, eBay Motors offers buyers great deals, fast delivery and any part one might ever need.