Ebay is rolling out an app update designed to make it simpler to listing objects on the market on its on-line market. As a substitute of filling out detailed types in your cell phone’s small display, now you can scan the barcode on the merchandise in query or kind an outline, select the merchandise’s situation, then click on “listing your merchandise” to make the itemizing go reside on eBay’s web site.
After scanning or getting into the outline, eBay’s app will do a one-to-one match to its catalog to assist to fill within the obligatory info for that product. It can additionally supply sellers a pre-populated inventory photograph, eBay’s value suggestion and its delivery suggestions,
The change is supposed to scale back to a matter of seconds the variety of steps it takes to listing. And if the method is much less cumbersome, eBay hopes extra individuals will select to promote on eBay versus the rising variety of resale apps like OfferUp or LetGo, that are at present rating larger than eBay on Apple’s App Retailer.
Fb’s Market has additionally doubtless had some affect on eBay’s gross sales, particularly by way of native gross sales.
Regardless of the elevated competitors, eBay continues to be seeing greater than 13.four million listings added to its web site each week from the eBay cell app alone.
The app’s newfound skill to shortly listing the merchandise makes use of know-how like structured knowledge and predictive analytics to pre-populate listings with the data required, as an alternative of counting on sellers to kind it in themselves.
This use of know-how is one thing the corporate believes is a aggressive benefit over newcomers to the house, along with its skill to supply entry to tens of millions of customers world wide.
“At eBay, we’re devoted to delivering a seamless and environment friendly promoting expertise for each first-time and seasoned sellers alike,” says Kelly Vincent, eBay’s VP of Client Promoting Product & Engineering, in an announcement concerning the app’s revamp.
“This newest replace continues to leverage eBay’s structured knowledge, which helps catalogue the 1.1+ billion objects on the platform, to instantaneously populate product particulars, pricing and delivery info within the itemizing move. Not solely does facilitate a superior itemizing expertise, it permits patrons to simply discover the good offers provided by our sellers,” she added.
Vincent additionally famous that eBay’s use of structured knowledge and different new know-how will make its solution to different merchandise and options this yr, however didn’t say what these could also be. Nonetheless, the main target for now appears to be enabling sellers.
Ebay’s up to date app with the barcode scanning function for listings is rolling out now on each iOS and Android.