joins the eBay family!

By admin on Dec 2, 2010 | 5 Comments

We here at Milo are thrilled to announce that, as of this morning, we’re officially part of eBay!

We’re extremely excited to bring local shopping to eBay and believe that the combination of our two companies will provide tremendous benefits to both our existing and future users and partners.

Not only will eBay’s immense network of buyers and sellers allow us to offer the benefits of local shopping to millions of people worldwide, but it will also help us achieve our mission of bringing every product, on every shelf, of every store in the physical world onto the Internet. We believe that the combined resources of eBay and Milo will be instrumental in changing the face of shopping for decades to come.

Stay tuned for more details on the partnership. If you’re a retailer who’d like to have your products appear on Milo, please fill out our information form and we’ll be in touch!


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  3. [...] eBay has acquired local shopping startup Milo in a strategic move to infiltrate the increasingly significant local commerce market.Milo is a local shopping search engine where consumers can look for products in stock at stores in their area. For retailers, Milo is a platform for driving online shoppers to offline stores. Before piquing eBay’s local shopping interests, the startup raised roughly $5 million and attracted the attention of notable investors including Keith Rabois and Ron Conway’s SV Angel.”Local commerce companies like Milo are blurring the lines between in-store and online shopping,” says Mark Carges, chief technology officer and senior vice president, global products, eBay Marketplaces. “By making accurate, real-time, local store inventory and pricing available to online and mobile shoppers, we see a huge opportunity for local retailers, small businesses and eBay sellers to reach more buyers, and for consumers to make more informed buying decisions.”The news was first reported earlier this morning by Business Insider, which claimed the startup was acquired by eBay for $75 million in cash. The acquisition was later confirmed by Milo, although its official press materials do not disclose the sale amount.With a potential Google-Groupon acquisition on the horizon, and news that Amazon may invest in LivingSocial, eBay’s purchase comes at time when local commerce is more important and competitive than ever.Image courtesy of Milo [...]

  4. [...] In the meantime, check out the full press release. Milo has also posted to their blog. [...]

  5. [...] powers eBay’s local shopping tool – GiftNearbyDecember 22, 2010 After eBay acquired Milo, a shopping engine with local product inventory data, it was quick enough to integrate and [...]

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