eBay to sell over $1.5 billion worth of goods on mobile in 2010

eBay has announced that it is on track to reach a whopping $1.5 billion worth of goods sold via mobile phones in 2010 – more than double the mobile GMV (gross merchandise value) it registered in 2009 ($600 million).

The company claims its primary iPhone app, which is available in more than 190 countries and eight languages, has been downloaded 8 million times to date, and that 1 item is purchased using eBay mobile every 2 seconds. Also, eBay disclosed that it will have an iPad version of the eBay app ready at launch day (April 3).

To help it reach this whopping figure eBay introduced two new iPhone applications, designed to make sellers’ lives easier when it comes to listing items from their Apple phones. Unfortunately as yet the apps eBay Selling and eBay Classifieds are only available in the US

eBay Selling allows iPhone users to use the iPhone’s camera to take a picture of anything and quickly list in on eBay, while the other app is for eBay’s new US classifieds site, eBayClassifieds.com.