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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Wed July 3 2019 09:53:08

eBay Tests Product Customization in Germany

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay is testing product-customization in Germany, according to Mark Steier of Germany ecommerce publication Wortfilter.

We saw the news in his tweet today: "Hab ich das schon mal gesagt? #ebayistgeiler eBay startet Personalisierungs-Piloten exklusiv in Deutschland.," which Twitter translated as, "Have I ever said that? #ebayistgeiler eBay launches personalization pilots exclusively in Germany."

He included a screenshot of a listing for a couch from furniture company Mycs (eBay user id: Mycs_GMBH) showing how shoppers could customize the configuration of the couch. We tried out the feature on one of Mycs's couches, and found we could customize various elements, such as choosing the size of the arms of the couch. 

With each selection, the price automatically updates on the eBay listing.


You can read Mark's description of the new feature in this post on Wortfilter.de (you can use Translate.Google.com for an English translation). Let us know what you think of this feature!

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This user has validated their user name. by: NoMoreEbay

Wed Jul 3 12:54:38 2019

Customization has been around for a long time. We recently bought a sectional from Macys and chose the lounger, middle and sides. Macy's can do that because they have inventory and aren't beholding to the whims of Chinese sellers like ebay.

With ebay having no control over inventory, this will probably be another 'here today, gone tomorrow' idea.

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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jul 3 18:29:29 2019

Stand by for the Significantly Not As Buyer Designed (SNABD) claims.    

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by: sasikat9 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jul 4 17:58:02 2019

@snapped HA HA HA FUNNY

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 6 09:00:00 2019

For sure,, You're going to receive a sofa with mis-matched pillows of different sizes and colors, and only 3 legs,

Guaranteed,,,,,, to be the sellers fault.



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