Missed the big news from ebay Open 2017? Here's what ebay's fashion retailers can soon take advantage of...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017Lauren Macdonald
There were many big announcements and lots of helpful information shared at ebay Open 2017 last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. But possibly none more exciting for ebay’s fashion retailers than the announcement of new technology that will change the way customers shop for clothing and accessories.
While Amazon is busy ramping up drone delivery, ebay is competing on the technology-front by making use of computer vision technology to create a more personalized shopping experience for its customers.
How are they doing it? With two new features
that can easily help fashionistas find ‘the look’ they want, at an affordable price on ebay:
ebay Image Search
Ever been in a store and seen a must-have article of clothing, only to take a look at the price tag and discover that its way above your budget? Enter “ebay image search.”
With ebay image search you can snap a photo of any article of clothing or accessory and upload it to your ebay app. Then, ebay will populate similar looking products available for purchase by ebay fashion sellers. This will allow customers to find the products they love, at prices they can afford.
It will also help ebay sellers get their products in front of eyes that are already looking at products just like theirs. It’s a win-win for buyers and sellers alike!
Find it on ebay
The other upcoming feature ebay teased is called “find it on ebay”. Here, instead of snapping a photo yourself and uploading it to the app, customers can browse for items online on their favorite stores or fashion blogs and simply right click on the photo, select the find it on ebay option that will appear, and voila!... Hundreds of similar looking items available for purchase by ebay sellers will be at their fingertips. All thanks to state of the art computer vision technology. Pretty fancy right?
So when can ebay sellers expect to see these features?
ebay has not yet confirmed an official launch date for these two new features, but they’ve teased at an expected launch this fall… just in time for everyone’s favorite fashion season!
If you’re a merchant not yet selling your clothing and accessories on ebay, now might be a great time to hop on the ebay train in order to take advantage of these upcoming features!
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