EBay plays paymaster in Germany and Austria

07 Dec 2011

By Christo Volschenk
EBay Germany and EBay Austria are in the midst of a market test, which may end up with these e-commerce platforms playing an active role in every transaction concluded.

Until Aug. 22 EBay.de and EBay.at were simply platforms where buyers and sellers met and transacted between themselves, with EBay playing no active role in transactions. Since that

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on Aimgroup.com and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.