China Sellers Share of eBay Marketplace

There is no concept of Prime to offer free two-day shipping on eBay, so many buyers are used to waiting a bit longer for their products to arrive. Which means Chinese sellers have an easier time competing with local sellers than on marketplaces Amazon. It is worth pointing it out that shipping times from China have been decreasing, a trend which is putting pressure on all local eBay sellers.

eBay.ca has the most China and Hong Kong based sellers with 41% of the top sellers. It is followed by eBay.com at 38%, and eBay.com.au at 35%.

Marketplace China in Top 100 China in Top 1,000 China in Top 10,000
eBay.ca 43% 54% 41%
eBay.com 37% 46% 38%
eBay.com.au 37% 52% 35%
eBay.co.uk 38% 42% 30%
eBay.ie 37% 41% 27%
eBay.de 34% 36% 20%
eBay.fr 27% 26% 13%
eBay.es 27% 23% 10%
eBay.it 30% 23% 10%
eBay.in 2% 0% 0%

41% of international sellers on eBay.ca are based in China and Hong Kong, showing that international selling on eBay is dominated by Chinese sellers, and that customers are happy to buy from them. Across all marketplaces China based sellers make up the majority of international sellers.

Marketplace China in All Sellers China in International Sellers
eBay.co.uk 30% 61%
eBay.com 38% 54%
eBay.de 20% 42%
eBay.ca 41% 41%
eBay.com.au 35% 41%
eBay.ie 27% 27%
eBay.in 0% 27%
eBay.fr 13% 13%
eBay.it 10% 10%
eBay.es 10% 10%

This report was last updated on . All metrics mentioned are calculated by our proprietary technology allowing us to collect data and analyze e-commerce marketplaces.