eBay is updating its Android and iOS applications to streamline the listing process by allowing sellers to scan the bar code of an item, according to Engadget. While eBay has supported scanning barcodes for some time, it was aimed at buyers who wanted to compare prices. This new feature is now aimed at sellers to help automatically complete the information in a list when scanning a product's barcode.
If you have the box for what you intend to sell, you can scan the bar code and then mark the status of the item. Once eBay recognizes the product, you must complete a basic description, stock photos and suggest an initial price based on historical data and predictive analysis. If you do not have access to an article's barcode, these same actions should be available when searching and selecting a product by name. All this autocomplete information is editable, so it is not stuck with what eBay suggests.
Engadget says the feature is aimed at "new vendors" who may not be familiar with the complexities of how the platform works. That language suggests that eBay still hopes to expand its customer base in an e-commerce market that is increasingly saturated with applications, voice aids and on-demand delivery, as well as location-based competitors such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace. and Let it go. Even though eBay's new barcode scanning for sellers is certainly not a general solution, it should be useful and save time for people who have boxed items that are in decent condition.