If you’re someone who uses eBay to list products for sale or auction frequently, then the latest update to the app might be of interest to you. eBay has recently updated its iOS app where they are now including a barcode scanning feature. What this does is that it will help quicken the listing process which will apparently take seconds.
According to 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.”
How this works is pretty simple, all users have to do is fire up the eBay app and the barcode scanner, point it at the box of the item they want to sell, and they’re good to go. It will be capable of filling out all the required information such as the product name and photos, all users have to do is select the condition that the item is in.
Of course all of this is predicated on whether or not users still have the box of the item they want to sell. For brand new products this shouldn’t be an issue, but for secondhand products then perhaps it won’t be as useful. The update should already be live so make sure you’ve got the latest version of the app if you want to check it out.