Trivia Quiz Questions About eBay

eBay trivia business questions with answers.


eBay Trivia Quiz Questions

The company expanded product categories beyond collectibles into what?
A: Almost any saleable item.

What company did ebay buy on October 3, 2002?
A: PayPal.

By early 2008 the company had expanded worldwide, with how many registered users?
A: Hundreds of millions.

How many employees did they have?
A: 15,000.

And what were their revenues?
A: Almost $7.7 billion.

After nearly ten years at eBay, Whitman decided to do what?
A: Enter politics.

What did the company announce on January 23, 2008?
A: That Whitman would step down on March 31, 2008.

Who was selected to become president and CEO?
A: John Donahoe.

Whitman remained on the what?
A: The board of directors.

In late 2009 eBay completed the sale of what company for $2.75 billion?
A: Skype, but still owned 30% equity in the company.

In 2012 eBay was charged by the United States Department of Justice with what?
A: Entering into non-solicitation agreements with other technology companies involving their highly skilled employees.

On September 30, 2014, what did eBay announce?
A: It would spinoff PayPal into a separate publicly traded company.

On January 31, 2018, eBay announced that they would replace PayPal as its primary payments provider with what company?
A: Netherlands-based start-up Adyen.

The transition is set to be completed by what year?
A: 2021.

PayPal will remain an acceptable payment option on the site until when?
A: Until further notice.

Under US law, a state cannot require sellers located outside the state to do what?
A: Collect a sales tax, making purchases more attractive to buyers.

Sellers that operate as a business do what?
A: They follow state tax regulations on eBay transactions.

eBay has already expanded to how many countries?
A: Over two dozen including China and India.

On May 8, 2008, eBay announced the opening of its what?
A: its newest building on the company's North Campus in San Jose.

It is the first structure in the city to be built from the ground up to what standards?
A: LEED Gold standards.

The building uses an array of 3,248 solar panels, spanning 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2), and providing how many kilowatts of power to the campus?
A: 650 kilowatts.

The array can supply 15–18% of the company's what?
A: Total energy requirements.

It reduces the amount of “what” that would be produced to create that energy by other means?
A: Greenhouse gases.

SolarCity, the company responsible for designing the array, estimates that the solar panels will prevent how much carbon dioxide from being released into the environment over the next three decades?
A: 37 million pounds.

The design of the building also incorporates other elements to do what?
A: Reduce its impact on the environment.

The building is equipped with a lighting system that detects natural ambient light sources and does what?
A: Automatically dims artificial lighting to save 39% of the power usually required to light an office building.
v eBay's newest building also reduces demand on local water supplies by doing what?
A: Incorporating an eco-friendly irrigation system, and low-flow shower heads and faucets.

Even during construction, what was done with more than 75% of the waste?
A: It was recycled.

eBay also runs buses between San Francisco and the San Jose campus to reduce what?
A: The number of commuting vehicles.

In 2014, eBay and several other Oregon businesses signed what?
A: The Oregon Business Climate Declaration to promote local job growth and slow carbon pollution.

Numerous government and police agencies around the world now use eBay as well as traditional auctions to do what?
A: To dispose of seized and confiscated goods.

On April 24, 2006, eBay opened its new what?
A: Its eBay Express site, which was designed to work like a standard Internet shopping site for consumers with United States addresses.