eBay names second hand bike trader as Sporting Goods Seller of the Year

eBay has named U.S. used bicycle trader Bicycle Blue Book as its Sporting Goods Seller of the Year 2017 at its recent Top Seller Summit.

BicycleRetailer reports that the firm’s trade-in program with bike shops now carries 1,400 U.S. partners, a figure believed to be around 35% of the market.

“BicycleBlueBook.com has been selling on eBay for just 2 years, but in that time they have grown exponentially each year. With a focus on used bicycle trade-in, they have an inventory set that our cycling enthusiasts love. They are a great partner and we are excited to see where they can go from here,” said Alyssa Steele, eBay’s general manager for sporting goods.

BicycleBlueBook’s business development Steve Parke added: “Our growth this year is directly attributed to the upswing we’ve seen in consumers trading their bikes in at their local IBD through our authorized trade-in program. Considering each trade-in we sell on eBay represents a new bike sale at the IBD level, we believe our program is redefining and reinvigorating the cycling industry.”