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App launched by eBay does the selling for you

Kirsten Robb /

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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Kirsten Robb

Kirsten Robb is a former journalist at SmartCompany. Previously, she worked at News Corp as a property reporter for Leader Newspapers and the Herald Sun, and holds a Masters of Journalism at Melbourne University.

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