eBay just launched a new hub for music new, old and rare

eBay have launched a new dedicated entertainment section which brings a load of new music offers to you.

‘The Entertainment Shop’ is eBay’s new focused marketplace for buying and selling music, books, film, TV, and games. The section makes it much easier to browse and find what you’re looking for in entertainment and also brings better offers with it.

The new entertainment hub was created thanks to increasing consumer demand in niche areas. It will show highlights and recommendations across all of their entertainment areas. The music section will feature from a range of new releases at special prices, catalogued music and pre-owned.

eBay are promising value and range from their new Entertainment Shop. Some retailers will be providing enhanced offers on their music to live up to eBay’s proposition, including musicMagpie and Entertainment Alliance. When it comes to physical media eBay will be offering lower fees to list items for producers, wholesalers and B2C sellers.

Overall the Entertainment Shop will feature an improved marketplace, better recommendations, better marketing opportunities for sellers and an overall enhanced user-experience. The new marketplace will also be better optimised to refresh and prioritise new releases based around the global ‘New Release Friday’ initiative.

eBay’s music market faced potential dwindling as the physical music market began to lose its legs with the advent of digital downloads and music streaming. Thanks to a vinyl resurgence and streaming services’ ability to introduce new music to people their music market is still booming.

The vice president of eBay UK, Rob Hattrell said: “We want to be the destination for physical media in the UK driven by best value, unrivalled inventory and competitive seller fees. The first item ever sold on eBay UK was a Scorpions CD in 1999 for £2.89 and now we are home to some of the world’s largest suppliers of books, music, film and games. The launch of The Entertainment Shop is a natural progression for eBay that will offer brands and sellers of all sizes the opportunity to capitalise on the UK’s enduring appetite for physical media.”

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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