eBay has released a new update for their iOS and Android apps, which includes new features designed to streamline the item listing process. The app features a new barcode scanning feature which allows a seller to quickly scan the box of a sale item and then click “list your item.”
The barcode scanner will automatically populate the listing with all of the requisite details (images, description, suggested starting price), and the process can be finished “within seconds,” according to eBay. If you don’t have the item barcode you can still search for it by typing in a description, which should populate the listing at around the same rate as the barcode scanner.
The company says the update is aimed at new sellers who aren’t familiar with the auction site’s in-depth listing options.
“At eBay, we’re dedicated to delivering a seamless and efficient selling experience for both first-time and seasoned sellers alike,” says Kelly Vincent, eBay’s VP of Consumer Selling Product & Engineering.
“This latest update continues to leverage eBay’s structured data, which helps catalogue the 1.1+ billion items on the platform, to instantaneously populate product details, pricing and shipping information in the listing flow. Not only does the catalogue facilitate a superior listing experience, it enables buyers to easily find the great deals offered by our sellers. This is one of many enhancements we’ll be making this year. We’ll continue to leverage structured data and new technology developments to help our sellers ‘get it sold.'”
eBay by the Numbers
- 13.4M listings added via eBay’s mobile app each week
- 88% of eBay’s GMV is fixed priced
- 81% of items sold on eBay are new
- 61% of eBay platform GMV that includes a mobile touch point
- 170M active buyers
- 391M downloads of eBay Inc.’s mobile apps across the globe
The eBay app is free, and is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]