App launched by eBay does the selling for you
Wednesday, June 18, 2014/
Using eBay just got a whole lot lazier, with the company today launching a new app that will sell your items for you.
This is the latest release for the company after having recently launched its Pinterest-style eBay Collections in Australia.
The eBay Valet app takes every step of the selling process – from determining an item’s value to listing it online and shipping it when sold – and handles it on behalf of users, according to TechCrunch.
The company already had a similar web-based platform named, Sell For Me, and Valet is set to make online selling even easier and more approachable, for both first-time buyers and those who find the eBay process time consuming.
The process will now only require sellers to take a picture of their item and enter a description.
The item then gets sent to one of eBay’s ‘valets’, someone who works for eBay, and within 30 minutes the seller will receive a valuation range and be asked if they still want to sell the item, reports TechCrunch.
If you have a box handy, eBay will send you a shipping label. If not, the company can send you a free, prepaid box instead.
Then you simply log on and watch the sale happen, typically via a seven day listing.
After the items are sold, you pocket 70% of the profits straight into your PayPal account.
Valets are vetted by eBay to rigorous standards, according to Business Insider.
Valets must be able to:
- List 100,000 eBay listings each month, have storage capacity to hold and manage items received for at least 21 days,
- List items across all eBay categories,
- Have a physical presence in all major metropolitan hubs in the US,
- Have a demonstrated ability to reach Top Rated Seller status within 90 days of starting valet services.
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