EBay Germany takes vital step to paymaster by Christo Volschenk in Marketplace 28 Feb 2012 By Christo Volschenk EBay Germany, the global shopping and auction platform’s biggest country market outside the U.S., will soon operate with a business model fundamentally different from all other EBay country platforms. Around mid-year it will follow the example set by e-commerce platform Amazon, and step into the role of paymaster for transactions concluded on the platform, EBa This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share ebay.degermany 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.