|Tue Dec 4 2012 21:16:32|
No Wildcard Search on eBay? Not so Fast...
By: Ina Steiner
In October, we asked if users would like to see seller tools on EcommerceBytes, and a resounding 94% responded "Yes." So we're happy to announce that the first application in our new "Seller Tool Kit" is now live!
eBay Power Search lets you use wildcard searching on eBay and lets you search for the most watched items in your niche. Third-party developer Michelle Waldorf created the eBay Power Search app based on her Watched Item search tool on WatchedItem.com.
eBay Power Search covers all eBay U.S. and international sites, and includes only active listings. The search app fills in some gaps and will be welcomed by sellers (and buyers) who miss having the ability to use wildcard searching. You can learn more about the tool and its feature that lets you search most-watched items in Wednesday's EcommerceBytes newsletter.
We have more tools in the pipeline, some we're developing and others that will be co-branded efforts, such as eBay Power Search. As each one rolls out, we will announce them right here on EcommerceBytes. Our hope is to give users the most comprehensive library of quality free tools available.
We are keeping the survey open so that you can send us your ideas, and there's a link to email David directly with suggestion on the top right corner of the new search tool page.
A huge "Thank You" to all those who filled out the survey. I haven't been able to respond to each person due to the overwhelming response, but the expressions of support for this project and the developer interest is gratifying.