October 25, 2014

Official Ebay App Now Supports Selling; Update Turns Phones Into Mobile Pawnshops

Ebay pushed out an update to its Android app which added a long overdue necessity — Selling! Users now have the ability to sell their phones, from their phones (ponder that). It’s vexing to me that the Ebay app lacked this functionality to begin with, but now, all is well and all 1 star Market ratings should be upgraded accordingly.

In this pivotal update, users can expect the following capabilities when selling items via the Ebay Android app:

  • Selling on eBay is now supported (available in US and UK with support for more countries coming soon!)
  • Quickly list an item from start to finish on your phone and include up to 8 photos
  • Use the integrated barcode scanner from RedLaser to prefill item details when listing an item
  • Revise an item from your Active Selling list
  • Relist an item from your Unsold list
  • Sell one like this feature available when viewing a similar item on eBay
  • Schedule an auction to start immediately or choose a later date
  • End an active auction
  • Mark an item as shipped
  • Contact the buyer

While the selling features are the real representation of what users have been waiting for, version 1.5 does in fact bring to the table a few extra enhancements:

  • Updated home screen
  • View your own feedback ratings and recent comments from eBay members
  • More options for refining your search results: condition, free shipping, location, completed listings and sold items only
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

This is great news for all of us low-budget Android fanatics who have been entering every tablet giveaway contest imaginable. Now we can go clean out our garages/closets/grandma’s houses and use the extra cash to join the ranks of our fellow tabletites. Happy selling!