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IDE president addressed the eBay seminar

25 april 2016
Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash has spoken about the potential of marketing diamonds on eBay during a seminar to provide eBay course graduates with extra tools for marketing diamonds on the global sales site.
“eBay, which has sales of $100 billion a year, is cooperating with the Israel Diamond Exchange, and that is unprecedented in the world. Our collaboration with eBay is bearing fruit,” explains Dvash, adding that the IDE will launch a new and unique additional Internet marketing venture for exchange members.
He added: "We are in continuous touch with eBay and talk nearly every week. It's no secret that there are issues that we struggle with, but I see the difficulties from close up and am aware of them. However, it takes time for the eBay system to make changes and adapt the site for exchange members. But what is important for us is that the system has detected the diamond sector as potentially a very large industry and I am optimistic about the future."
Business Division Manager at eBay Israel Elad Goldenberg added: “It's not a minor thing to see the cooperation of a traditional industry with eBay in this manner. Yoram wondered whether to share this model with other countries, which is something that eBay is examining. As a result of the collaboration with the exchange, and understanding the needs of the members, we went to United States and asked to make changes. We know it's not perfect, and we are in contact with Yoram Dvash, and Director-General Eli Avidar in order to give you solutions.”

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow