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You Can Now List an Item on eBay in Seconds

Dave Parrack 23-04-2018

If you regularly sell stuff on eBay the shopping site’s updated mobile app could save you a lot of time and effort. This is thanks to the latest version of the eBay app having the ability to populate a listing for you without you having to lift a finger.


If you’re reading this you have probably listed at least one item on eBay. And if so, you’ll know how time-consuming the process of writing a description, taking photos, and setting a starting price can be. But eBay’s mobile app can now do all of that for you.

eBay Simplifies the Listing Process

With its latest update to the eBay app on Android and on iOS, the shopping site has endeavored to simplify the listing process as much as possible. This, according to eBay, “allows items to be listed on eBay within seconds.” And that isn’t an exaggeration.

All you need to do is scan the barcode of the item you’re looking to sell, select its condition, and then click “List your item”. And that’s it. Your item will be listed with a basic description, photos, and a suitable starting price. All within seconds.

If you no longer have the barcode to scan in, you can simply search for the item you’re looking to sell instead. Either way, eBay will choose a price likely to help it sell. And if you’re not happy with eBay’s judgement you can edit your listing before posting it.


Kelly Vincent, eBay’s VP of Consumer Selling Product & Engineering, said:

“This latest update continues to leverage eBay’s structured data […] to instantaneously populate product details, pricing and shipping information in the listing flow. 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.'”

Saving You Lots of Time and Effort

This automated option is primarily aimed at new sellers who aren’t well-versed in the ways of eBay. Still, it could also appeal to people who want to list lots of different items quickly and who haven’t got time to craft eBay listings from scratch.

For those of you who want to spend a little longer listing items for sale, we have previously listed critical tips to help you sell more on eBa 11 Critical Tips on How to Sell More on eBay eBay is one of the top online shopping sites. You may be a seasoned seller on eBay, or you may have just started with your eBay seller career, these tips can help boost your profits. Read More y. However, beware these eBay scams 10 eBay Scams to Be Aware Of Being scammed sucks, especially on eBay. Here are the most common eBay scams you need to know about, and how to avoid them. Read More , and remember that the world of online shopping The MakeUseOf Online Shopping Guide Learn how to hunt sales and use the latest websites and tools to do online shopping the right way. Read More extends far beyond eBay.

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  1. Bethany
    April 24, 2018 at 12:36 am

    I recently installed a popular app from google play on a huawei union phone running android 5, no current service nor mobile data, very stable phone would normally last 2 or 3 days minimum without needing recharged if not used. As soon as I put this app on the phone, the battery is getting drained lightening fast, and worse...parasitic pop ups, not in the app itself, but on the phone, any app now is crashing and when it does there are pop ups I cannot close until they allow me to close them. I believe they have turned up the volume and brightness levels because I will have the phone muted for media and the ad will blast, and screen will be brighter again after I have set it dim. This phone only works on wi fi, yet today I was driving with no internet and using my paid premium music account (spotify no ads, its not the problem app) which crashed twice with these pop ups and normally at home after the pop up my phone dialer will be open (and that has not been opened by myself in many months), both times in the car there was a google screen that said "listening" opened. So to clarify, whatever app I am using crashes and I get the pop up, when I manage to get it closed either my phone dialer is opened or a screen with a microphone and google logo that says "listening". I only use Opera browser, I don't have any 3rd party apps, no fb on there etc. These pop ups claim to be from ad choices. Its like a virus, its on the phone, whether on wi fi or not, if the phone dies, the first thing that happens after reboot is this pop up. Google claims they do have stuff in the play store with "unwanted pop ups". I am 100% certain of the source, it did not come from a browser, but don't know exactly what to do to restore my phone, will I need to do a factory reset? Would like to know also how exactly to complain further to Google and the developer and any one else that could help with this situation. I understand this could be some form of mal advertising that got into their product accidentally? Thanks so much. I subscribe to your emails already and find them useful.