eBay Launches 24-Hour Christmas Windows in Australia

In contrast to the traditionally blustery holiday season in the Northern Hemisphere, Christmas in Australia is a sunny experience. Barbecues and fresh seafood replace heavy holiday dinners, and scarlet Christmas bush blooms substitute hearty evergreen trees.
Despite varied climates, the holiday period is prominent retail season in both hemispheres. Inspired by Australia’s unique holiday experience, eBay Australia has deviated from its traditional online model to produce a series of physical, interactive window displays for the 2014 Australian Holiday Season.
eBay’s AU holiday window campaign, entitled “eBay Shoppable Windows” ran from 7:00am on Thursday, December 4th, to 8:00pm on Sunday, December 7th, at the Custom House Forecourt in Sydney. The campaign included four windows that were open for 24 hours each day. Viewers enjoyed the products in each display, browsed product details on a 46-inch installed screen, and purchased items directly via mobile phones.
The window displays were eBay’s response to an internal holiday shopping report, which indicated that 65% of Aussies associate the holiday shopping season with physical cues such as Christmas music and decorations, and 37% get their gift inspirations directly from display windows. With both sensory details (including a snow machine and carol playlist) and mobile capabilities, eBay designed its windows to blend sensory shopping influence with online convenience.
In Australia, December 4-7 was predicted by eBay’s research team to be the year’s busiest period of online shopping. December 7th, the final day of eBay’s campaign, was predicted to be the nation’s busiest online shopping day: eBay expected 2.6 million visitors the AU site, 1.5 million via mobile. The company expected to sell at least 200,000 items through its mobile application, a 48% increase from 2013.
eBay’s physical campaign is the first 24-hour shoppable window display in Australia.
Via: psfk