|Wed Aug 9 2017 20:55:09|
eBay Adds Scrolling Categories to Watch Lists
By: Ina Steiner
A user noticed eBay had added scrolling categories to the top of Watch Lists and wrote, "This "new feature" is annoying!! I'm not liking it at all." We're not sure when the feature was added or if the user is seeing the same experience we are seeing.
On our watch list page, directly above the listings we're watching there is a scroll with an "All Categories" box highlighted in blue, followed by other boxes, each containing the name of a category taken from the items we're watching. It's a way to filter the listings you're watching, and it doesn't take up much real estate.
Here's a screenshot that shows the category scroll box we see:
There's a link on the top right, "Which views do you like most in My eBay?" that links to a survey, but it is not specific to Watch Lists - rather, it asks users which views they do and do not like most in My eBay. You can select from among the following options:
Recently viewed items
Lists (including Watch List and Wish List)
Searches you follow
How would you rate the eBay Watch List as a whole? Do you like it more or less than such features on other sites? And do you like the scrolling categories?
What other changes are you encountering as you use eBay as a buyer or seller?