eBay partners with bidadoo to improve online buying of used construction equipment
By Mike HayesSeptember 10, 2021
Buying used construction equipment online just took another step forward with a strategic partnership between eBay and heavy equipment auction house bidadoo.
The idea is to combine the estimated 159 million buyers worldwide who currently use eBay with the experience of bidadoo in auctioning and remarketing construction and agriculture equipment and vehicles.
It is reported that some 25% of those who buy heavy equipment through eBay also use the platform to purchase parts and attachments for their machines.
The eBay/bidadoo partnership aims to leverage technology, data and industry experience to deliver end-to-end solutions for potential buyers.
To this end, eBay has also invested in bidadoo, although the value of the investment has not been made public.
“We are on a path to making eBay the best destination for customers across a wide range of categories,” said Jordan Sweetnam, senior vice president North America at eBay. “We need deep expertise and a broad mix of inventory across our top categories — whether sourcing 45-ton excavators or a pair of Jordan 4s. bidadoo has been a leader in delivering solutions for heavy equipment buyers for nearly two decades, and will be a critical partner in eBay’s journey to expand our experiences in this vertical.”
Howard Hawk, president of bidadoo, said, “We are excited to deepen our partnership with eBay to expand our asset remarketing and auction solutions. For over 18 years on eBay, bidadoo has been committed to delivering the best business and industrial buying and selling experience in the industry.
“From day one, we chose to build our business on eBay. We share a similar vision and DNA: being passionately customer-centric and laser-focused on improving marketplace and ecommerce efficiencies. Beyond this, we are both centred around trust and transparency. This investment will allow us to bring new solutions and capabilities that will add significant value to our customers and continue to grow our very passionate team.”