The iPhone selling app is now available in the UK and Germany and what’s more for casual sellers it’s free to list auctions with the iPhone app from the 12th to 29th July.
For UK sellers the iPhone app makes it really quick and easy to list CDs and DVDs as you can simply scan the barcode and eBay will use existing catalogue data to create the listing. In Germany they also have catalogue data for books so they can be listed with a barcode scan too.
If you want to sell something that’s not in the eBay catalogue or want to have additional pictures don’t worry – you can take a snapshot of your item during the listing process using the iPhone’s in built camera.
You can also use the app to research prices including highest, lowest and average prices. However I’m wondering how many people will use this whilst out shopping on the high street
and simply decide to buy in store rather than online if there’s a minimal price difference. Quick price comparisons will be great for sellers who buy wholesale at liquidation sales though – they’ll be able to know instantly what their likely profit margins will be.
As I’m on of the rarities who don’t own a single piece of Apple Mac kit (not even an iPod), I’m unable to play with the eBay seller app. If you do have an iPhone go to the app store, download it and have a play and let us know what you think of the app in comments below.