eBay Launches Wine Experience to Give Shoppers a New Way to Find the Perfect Bottle of Wine

A unique destination that delivers a simple and reliable way to
discover an incredible selection of wine from around the world

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, eBay introduced eBay Wine (eBay.com/wine),
a new destination which features the ability to browse collectible, rare
and everyday wines based on varietal, region, price point and more, and
makes it easier than ever for experts and enthusiasts alike to find the
perfect bottle of wine.


As part of the marketplace’s latest offering, eBay is partnering with
Drync – a mobile app platform for wine – to bring a wide selection of
wine to U.S. shoppers through Drync’s broad network of wine retail
partners.

“Whether you’re in search of wine to celebrate a special occasion, give
as a Mother’s Day gift, or add to your collection of rare or
hard-to-find, eBay is offering a fresh, modern way to find the perfect
bottle,” said Alyssa Steele, DMM of Home and Garden at eBay. “Combining
eBay’s unparalleled reach and innovative platform with unmatched
inventory, the launch of eBay Wine is yet another way we are providing
shoppers with amazing choice and selection – for a truly unique shopping
experience.”

eBay shoppers will be able to purchase wine and ship to almost anywhere
in the U.S.1 In addition to varietal and price point,
shoppers can filter based on price format (“Buy It Now” or auction for
rare bottles) and delivery options (shipping or in-store pick-up, where
available), coming soon. The site experience will also feature expert
guides and tips by lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky and sommelier and
winemaker André Hueston Mack, highlighting seasonal and emerging wine
trends and must-have accessories – making the shopping process easy and
approachable.

“As an entertaining expert, I’m always in search of new ways to discover
and buy wines for different occasions,” said Maureen Petrosky. “For
spring, I’m loving French rosé. With the launch of eBay Wine, I now can
enjoy a huge selection of rosés from France – and nine other countries –
to which I otherwise wouldn’t have access.”

As of today, people can now discover more than 10,000 different wines on
eBay – from everyday staples to sought after vintages of fine wines. The
platform now offers wine from 30 countries and from more than 500
regions around the world giving shoppers access to favorites from
popular areas like Sonoma, Tuscany and Rioja, as well as unique
selection from emerging regions like Italy’s Sicily, Israel’s Galilee
and Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

“I’m so excited to be partnering with eBay to help savvy and novice wine
enthusiasts alike learn about different types of wine,” said André
Hueston Mack. “Choosing wine can oftentimes feel overwhelming. eBay
makes it easier than ever to find an incredible wine selection – fine,
rare, and everyday – that you’re sure to love.”

Through the Drync collaboration, eBay is helping retailers better
connect with and educate customers, while enabling shoppers to access a
huge selection of wine – and have that wine shipped to up to 45 states
in the U.S.

“Drync’s collaboration with eBay allows us to bring the reach of the
marketplace to our wine retail partners while empowering a broad
consumer audience with a huge selection of wine to choose from,” said
Brad Rosen, Founder and CEO, Drync. “The Drync-eBay collaboration marks
a significant shift in the wine industry – offering realtime inventory
from large and small retailers throughout the country through a
marketplace that includes both in-store pick up and delivery options.”

eBay By the Numbers

  • eBay has 162 million active buyers
  • Virtually all items are backed by eBay Money Back Guarantee
  • 79% of items sold on the eBay platform are new
  • 900 million live listings at eBay
  • There are 300 million searches each day on eBay
  • The majority (63%) of items on eBay ship for free (reflects US, UK and
    DE)

About eBay

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the
Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect
millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and
creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San
Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant
marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2015,
eBay enabled $82 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more
information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands,
visit www.ebayinc.com.

About Drync

Drync, Inc. is a leading mobile app for beverage ecommerce and has been
a top wine app for eight years. Consumers track, share and buy wine,
beer and spirits by snapping a picture of the label. For licensed
retailers of beverage alcohol, Drync offers a turnkey mobile platform to
produce white label e-commerce and loyalty apps for retailers, enabling
them to better connect with their customers. Through its collaboration
with eBay, Drync also offers seamless integration for Drync Partners to
market their products on eBay.com.
For more information, visit: www.drync.com.

1 Subject to applicable laws. Shoppers can check an item’s
description to learn more about each seller’s shipping policy, and
state-by-state eligibility requirements.

Contacts

eBay
Brenda Halkias
bhalkias@ebay.com
or
Edelman
Jennifer
Borland, 212-642-7726
jennifer.borland@edelman.com