The retailer reported net income of $689m, as against $718m in the corresponding period a year ago.

Total company Enabled Commerce Volume (ECV) increased by 21% for the quarter, to $52bn, which signifies the power of the company’s global commerce platforms, technology assets and mobile commerce capabilities across Marketplaces, PayPal and eBay Enterprise.

eBay president and CEO John Donahoe said the company delivered strong third quarter results, with mobile driving a significant portion of its new user growth and continuing to transform how consumers shop and pay around the world.

"Our scale and experience, the strength of our global commerce platforms, our technology assets and our mobile commerce capabilities strongly position us to be a leader in the commerce revolution underway," Donahoe added.

The chain’s PayPal reported 19% rise in revenue to $1.6bn during third quarter.

PayPal’s net total payment volume (TPV) rose by 25% to 44%, aided by consumer and merchant use of PayPal both on and off eBay.

Merchant Services net TPV increased 30% with a sequential acceleration of payment volume.

"In the past 12 months we have enabled $200 billion of commerce volume, a 20 percent increase in a fairly lackluster macro environment.

"That growth demonstrates the strength of our core businesses and our power as a partner, not a competitor, to merchants, brands and retailers," Donahoe noted.

eBay’s Marketplaces also reported 12% rise in revenue to $2bn while eBay Enterprise contributed $238m in revenue, up by 5%, for the third quarter.