EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1864 - August 29, 2008     1 of 3

eBay Australia Delays Launch of New Search

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eBay Australia told users it would delay the new search system that was due to launch this week. "Like with all major system overhauls we are experiencing some minor transition technicalities, which we'd like to iron out in order to provide you with the best possible search experience," the announcement read.

Meanwhile, eBay UK updated users on two new search features that have rolled out this month and originally announced on August 12: Search suggestions (the search box offers suggestions to as users type their query; and Refine Your Search (eBay is making it easier to find and select options like "Search including Title & Item Description" and show only Auctions).

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