eBay UK have announced that tests are over and the Shopping Basket is fully launched on the site – you should be able to see the basket in the top right hand corner of your screen and the blue “Add to Basket” option beneath the “Buy It Now” button if it’s already live on your account.
The Shopping Basket will be gradually rolled out across eBay UK during October so if you’re not seeing it yet don’t worry. You don’t have to do anything it’ll appear on your account soon.
For sellers on eBay there’s no real change as far as listing goes, but you should notice the incidence of unpaid items drastically reduced. As more and more buyers start using the Shopping Basket they’ll have no option but to pay for your fixed price items at the time they buy them.
eBay have done a lot of work tweaking the Shopping Basket to get it ready for launch, they spoken to hundreds of sellers and read the many comments on TameBay. One of the changes I’ve noticed since the first Beta is that they’ve kept the Buy It Now button and if buyers want to use it in preference to the Basket it’s still currently available as an option.
Have you noticed any changes as a seller since the Shopping Basket was first introduced as a test on eBay UK? As a buyer do you already use the Shopping Basket and will you use it in preference to Buy it Now?