eBay UK has launched a new free iPhone App which can be used by sellers to sell items on the go. The new eBay selling app uses barcode-scanning to take a picture of an item’s barcode and then automatically fills out the listing form with category details, including track listings for CDs in less than a minute.
eBay UK iPhone app will allow users from UK to quickly scan and create listings on eBay using their iPhone. Users can quickly scan items using the camera as create auctions or "Buy It Now" listing on eBay.
In addition to listing items for sale, users can also view status of listed items and research sales trends and price ranges of similar listed items. The eBay iPhone app also taps into social networking allowing users to instantly share listings on Facebook and Twitter.
eBay had earlier also launched a buying app, which has been downloaded by over 7 million people with one item purchased every 12 second in the United Kingdom alone. The app has also seen good sales figures with users purchasing goods worth £408 million in 2009 and sales figures expected to reach £1 billion for 2010.
eBay spokesperson, Ruth Szyszkowski, says: We know that the average UK home has £450 worth of items to sell. The new iPhone app means that sellers can now list and manage their items anytime, anyplace, anywhere so it’s quicker and easier than ever for sellers to reach shoppers across the globe and make money.
To celebrate the launch, eBay is offering free listings via the eBay iPhone selling app until Thursday 29th July. The free listing will be available starting Monday 12th July 2010 until Thursday 29th July (local UK time), eBay.co.uk registered Private Sellers who list item(s) (with any starting price) in an eligible category using the Auction-style format on eBay.co.uk via the eBay iPhone application, will not pay an Insertion Fee per listing.
Watch a video demo of the eBay Selling iPhone App below.