|Thu Jan 5 2017 13:24:00|
Did eBay Changes to Search Benefit You?
By: Ina Steiner
In a new blog post, eBay describes the benefits one of its sellers said she has seen from the changes eBay rolled out in 2016 - here are just two that the seller describes.
- New release search. "Any time a company puts out new items eBay highlights them."
It would be interesting to know what this refers to, exactly.
- Less friction in the search process. "The AI technology eBay rolled out ends up as less clicks or less "buying friction" for the shopper. If a buyer normally buys $5 paint brushes, for example, the AI is not going to show them $150 brushes. It shows you the one you're more likely to purchase and doesn't waste your time."
This can be convenient, but it can also hamper someone who really would like to see items they hadn't purchased before - perhaps they are shopping for a friend, or for a different project.
Let us know what you think of eBay changes in 2016, specifically the ones mentioned in the eBay blog post
. And what changes would you like to see in 2017?