// Ebay launches Independent Living Hub to provide accessible solutions
// Medical & mobility goods demand has increased 20% Y-o-Y
Ebay has launched an Independent Living hub, a category offering simple solutions for consumers who have accessibility needs.
Last year, Ebay recorded 1.3 million shoppers from the medical and mobility category, and as the demand continued to increase 20 per cent year-on-year, the online retailer launched the hub ahead of Disabled Access Day on March 16.
The new hub aims to support shoppers in finding day-to-day goods to improve quality of life, allowing them to search via a single platform instead of multiple retailers.
Ebay plans to increase the selection of inventory based on customers’ requirements within the next year.
“With products including everything from mobility and clothing, to home, garden and car accessories – our overall aim is to become the first richly diverse ‘one stop shop’ for people coping with disabilities and make independence easier with the clicking of a button,” Ebay UK head of lifestyle trading Keith Metcalfe said.