Spotted by the eBay Anorak Jane Bell, is a new “People who viewed this item also viewed” display at the top of live eBay listings.
Jane and my first thoughts both were, is this some sort of browser hijack affiliate scheme, but it appears likely that it’s an eBay test. I’ve not seen it in my browser, but it’s still an interesting change.
Second thoughts are a) I quite like it and b) will it detract attention from the item I first looked at and potentially divert potential buyers to another item. So long as it only shows items from the seller of the product I’m looking at that shouldn’t be an issue however. Equally if I were to lose the odd sale to another seller if their products were displayed, I’d hope an equal number of buyers would be diverted to my listings in the same manner.
What do you think of the display – do you like the idea of more inventory being displayed above a listing or is it a distraction you’d rather not see?