eBay launches Independent Living Hub to make shopping easier for people with disabilities
Offering a range of accessible solutions for people with restricted mobility and disabilities, eBay has unveiled its new Independent Living Hub, providing mobility products, daily living aids, incontinence products, orthotics and more to help improve people’s quality of life.
According to eBay, it saw 1.3 million shoppers in the medical and mobility category last year. It also said that it has seen a 20 percent increase year-on-year for the demand for accessible products, leading to the launch of the Independent Living Hub in time for the Disabled Access Day on the 16th of March 2019.
The new hub aims to support people in finding products that assist them in their everyday lives with the added benefit of allowing them to search through a single platform instead of multiple retailers.
Additionally, the online marketplace plans to increase its product offering based on user requirements over the next year.
Keith Metcalfe, Head of Lifestyle Trading at eBay UK, told the Retail Gazette: “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.”