|Fri July 18 2008 16:48:02|
eBay Tests 'Auctions Ending Soonest' Gallery in Search Results
By: Ina Steiner
The eBay Observer Blog noticed eBay is starting to roll out (or test) the new search-results design that shows a scrolling horizontal gallery with "auctions ending soonest" above regular search results.
This is something Jamie Iannone, eBay VP of Global Search, showed me in June, which I referenced in this article. At the time, Jamie said eBay was testing the feature on eBay Italy, so it appears eBay has begun tests on eBay.com. (I tried searches and was not one of the users exposed to this gallery feature.)
I thought eBay might roll this feature out only in certain categories, such as collectibles, but the screenshot on the eBay Observer blog shows the feature on the results page for a search for camcorders. I wonder if this design replaces the side-by-side (split-screen) design eBay had tested.
Questions for eBay Observer (and anyone else exposed to the test): as a shopper, does this add to your shopping experience? And are you seeing this feature across all categories?