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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2258 - April 05, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 3

Selling iPads on eBay and Shopping eBay on the Apple iPad

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
April 05, 2010




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eBay instituted limits on how many Apple iPads sellers could list on eBay, and it launched a mobile shopping application for owners of the iPad tablet computing device. The eBay for iPad app allows shoppers to view items in a visual gallery display, scroll through items using their fingertips, and filter search results by price, category and other filters using intuitive finger controls. Shoppers can also view item details without navigating away from search results.

The eBay for iPad app is available on iTunes. eBay also launched some additional mobile apps for the iPhone last week, including a new Selling app (designed for casual sellers) and a Classifieds app (for buying and selling locally). The company said over 8 million consumers are using eBay's shopping app for iPhone, and it expects to generate $1.5 billion in merchandise volume through mobile commerce in 2010.

eBay also issued a policy limiting sellers to the number of the highly sought-after iPads they could list on the marketplace:

  • Apple authorized resellers will be allowed to list an unlimited number of items per week.
  • eBay Top-rated sellers will be allowed to list up to 8 items per week.
  • Sellers with a history of selling in the Computers & Networking category will be allowed to list up to 8 items per week.
  • All other sellers will be allowed to list up to 4 items per week.

See eBay's announcement page for details.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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