eBay have created a new widget for blogs and websites eBay To Go, which has been released in Beta. eBay To Go is billed as a “a fun and easy way for you to share the interesting things you’ve discovered on eBay and personalize your blog, social networking page or website”. Here’s one I made to search for Franz Porcelain on eBay.
There are three options you can choose, a single item, a selection of items which you pick, or a search which is what I used above. As well as a simple and quick three click process to create your eBay To Go widget there are instructions on how to add it to your blog or social networking site covering the most popular such as MySpace, MySpace blog, WordPress, Blogger, Friendster, Yahoo 360, Typepad, Live Journal and Tagged.
From eBay’s perspective it’s a great way to get exposure on countless off eBay sites around the world. Whether people promote their own items, or simply unusual or intersting listings they’ve found it’ll drive traffic back to eBay. Sadly at the moment it’s limited to products on eBay.com, and there is no facility for adding affliate links through Commission Junction to allow you to earn money from driving traffic to eBay. I still like eBay To Go though, it’s a simple and easy way to add products to your own site, I’ll be interested to see the full release once they’ve finished Beta testing.