The eBay Connect Developer Conference took place over the 17th/18th, giving developers updates on the program and ways to get prepared for all the upcoming eBay changes. This is important as they get early insights into changes coming, such as eBay International Shipping, as this gives developers time to implement new features into their solutions so that you can use your normal tools to manage your eBay business as soon as the features go live.
You can watch the sessions on demand on the eBay Connect site.
At eBay Connect, three awards were handed out and I’m thrilled to note that two of the recipients were partners at our ChannelX World conference last week, if you attended hopefully you visited the Adlister and Linnworks stands!
2022 Star Developer Conference Awards
Early Adopter Award – Linnworks
This year’s Early Adopter Award was presented to Linnworks, which enables merchants globally to manage their multi-channel inventory, orders, and fulfillment from a single platform, while providing deep insights across their operations. Linnworks processes over $9 billion in gross merchandise value each year and serves some of the world’s largest, recognizable brands.
Linnworks has been continuously seeking ways to improve sellers’ operational efficiency and business performance by implementing eBay’s latest developments. Over the past twelve months, Linnworks has partnered with eBay to drive engagement and adoption of several services such as eBay Fulfillment and eBay Promoted Listings to support merchants’ eCommerce growth. This development showcases Linnworks’ ongoing commitment to strengthening its product to support the growth and success of its customers on eBay.
Honourable Mention – AdLister
eBay also recognised AdLister as a partner who has made phenomenal progress in being one of the first 3PPs globally to implement the latest and priority eBay APIs and new features beneficial for its existing and new sellers. This includes fully automated eBay Fulfillment, In-house Listing Optimisation tool, eBay Video API available for all their +500 sellers for uploading videos to their listings Promoted Listings PLS and PLA + Promotional tools, adoption of the Terapeak insights API, and 100+ custom built listing templates.
Rapid Growth Award -Booncy SRL
The Rapid Growth Award went to Booncy SRL, a Florence-based Comparison Shopping publisher and member of the eBay Partner Network since 2016. Born as a Fashion aggregator, over the years Booncy SRL has diversified its business, becoming a reference in Affiliate Marketing, optimizing the value it extracts from traffic data and distinguishing itself as a valuable partner for eBay.
Already a strong partner in the DE and IT markets, they migrated to Feed API Beta in 2022 and at the same time worked to expand their partnership with eBay in the UK market. Despite the challenge, they were able to achieve a strong and rapid increase in sales, becoming one of the leading PLA publishers for eBay Partner Network in the UK. Today, they are active with eBay in the main European markets and through Bing PLA also in the US and soon launching Bing PLA in Australia and Canada. Booncy SRL was able to find new, unconventional strategies to leverage eBay’s API, converting them into growth opportunities and has grown 100% year over year. We recognize their commitment and passion in partnering with eBay.