Magento Advances eBay’s E-Commerce Hosting Business

Magento, an eBay Enterprise e-commerce hosting operation, has grown by 60% to more than 240,000 businesses across its Enterprise and Community Editions, it has announced. Magento lists Anna’s Linens and HoMedics among its customers.

Magento made the announcement in anticipation of its annual Imagine Conference, which includes customers and service providers, and runs today through Wednesday in Las Vegas. Magento also noted that it has doubled the number of its customers in the Top 500 Guide of e-commerce operators, a total that now stands at 34.

 “Merchants who do their homework select Magento because they know they’ll get rapid deployment and the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry,” Mark Lavelle, head of global product and strategy, eBay Enterprise, said in discussing the operation. “Magento’s great out-of-the box experience provides ultimate brand control and flexibility, and a scalable, robust feature-set designed for enterprise merchants.”