It’s official, approximately two months after announcing the plans, eBay have acquired TCGplayer, a widely used marketplace for collectible card game enthusiasts, for a total deal value of up to approximately $295 million.
eBay say that this acquisition will compliment their focus category strategy and builds on its offerings to bring even more selection to enthusiasts. eBay and TCGplayer will enhance the overall collecting experience for customers. Sellers will be able to bring physical supply online and create customizable webstores, and with TCGplayer, they can rapidly upload, sort and identify large catalogs.
I look forward to working with eBay to improve the collecting experience online and in everyone’s favorite local hobby store, We will benefit from eBay’s decades of industry experience, coupled with powerful technology solutions, a shared vision, common core values, and a deep commitment to the collectibles community. Thank you to the teams at TCGplayer and eBay for your incredible work, which got us to this milestone.=- Chedy Hampson, Founder and CEO, TCGplayer
TCGplayer will continue to operate autonomously as one of the largest online marketplaces for trading card games.
By joining forces with TCGplayer, eBay has even more ways to connect brick-and-mortar hobbyists and sellers with passionate collectors around the world, Our two companies share similar values and a deep commitment to the collectibles community, and together we will continue delivering best-in-class experiences for our customers.– Dawn Block, VP of Collectibles, eBay
Over the past two years, eBay has introduced enhancements that are important for buyers and sellers in the trading cards and collectibles category. Launches like eBay vault have helped deliver a more seamless experience, offering benefits like instant transfer, authentication, insurance, affordable shipping and a tax-free storage location.