Global commerce platform and payments provider Ebay Inc. has reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. The company’s revenue in that period increased 14% to $3.9 billion, compared with the same period of 2012. Ebay Inc.’s net income was $689 million, a plus of 15% compared to Q3 2012.

With a revenue of $2 billion (+12% compared to previous year), Ebay’s marketplace accounted for the main share of the enterprise’s business volume. 54% of Ebay’s revenue has been created by international sales deals outside of the USA. The value of the traded goods and services on Ebay (excluding the automotive segment) was worth $18 billion. Sale deals with fixed prices accounted for 71% of the obtained trade volume.

Ebay Inc.’s payment service Paypal achieved revenue of $1.6 billion in Q3 2013 (+19% compared to the previous year). The Ebay Enterprise division achieved revenues of $238 million.

Michael Kliger, managing director Europe, Ebay Enterprise, on current trends in online trade: “This year, we again expect a record Christmas business in global online trade. Here, three global trends are emerging. Firstly, the importance of orders via mobile devices continues to increase and accounts for nearly a fifth of all orders. Secondly, the share of cross border trade, i.e. orders which cross different countries, has increased. […] Thirdly, using retail store inventories to fulfil online orders partly reaches shares of more than 50% in the USA, as the capacities of the central warehouses are exhausted.”

There are currently 124 million active Ebay marketplace users and 137 million registered Paypal customers.