The Ebay mobile app is a really well made idea, that is more than fit for purpose. I have had the app ever since i bought my Iphone which was around eight months ago now, and it helps in my day to day selling on Ebay.
I have been selling on EBay for quite a while now, but always used to use my laptop. The problem was, to take pictures i had to use my digital camera, take the pictures then mess around uploading them onto the computer, putting them into files and then putting them on ebay, which used to get very time consuming. All of that changed when i got this app, as it allows you to simply take a photo on your phone and upload it directly to your listing saving lots of time and effort.
The app gets updated a lot, which can only be a good thing. I do think that the app is best fro sellers, as it has its own seller interface which allows you to quickly upload things to ebay. The app has many features, but my favorite has to be the notifications it sends you. Every time one of my items gets a bid, it will send me a notification letting me know, it does the same if you are out bid on a product as well, so you can quickly load up the app and bid again. It has made dealings so much easier by owning the app, and best of all it is completely free.
The app is available on a number of different platforms, such as Google play store, The app store and on the Amazon market all for free, so everyone can make using the Ebay site much easier without having to pay anything for it.
All in all i suggest every Ebay user to download this app. It WILL make your life much easier, and it allows me to sell more on Ebay with its ease of use.
I love my iPhone but don't have that many apps that I use every day however this app is definitely one that I use a lot. I have had this app for years and with every update it gets better.
It's extremely easy to search and navigate your way through things, searching and filtering is very straightforward and most options are easy to apply and available in the touch of a button. The app itself is clear and you can choose what is saved and what is not. There is so much you can do with this app and I hunk that's one of the things that makes it so great, and appeal to all.
I hate that with many apps that have been made from something that didn't start as an app, they can often make them too simple or very difficult to use wheras with this, it does so much but with ease. It makes the use of eBay so easy whether your searching for an item to buy or looking to sell anything you own. the selling side is also straightforward and should be possible for everyone to master. The iPad app seemed to be slightly behind and I do prefer the iPhone one most of the time, even though most listings and pictures are much easier to look at on a bigger screen, I just prefer it.
I would absolutely recommend this app to anyone, whether your a keen eBayer or your looking to start using it, this app makes everything very easy yet still manages to host a vast array of options. Great! :)
The Ebay app is one App I could not live without as I have an ebay shop and it makes up a large proportion of my income so it''s important for me to keep on top of it when I am out and about (like at my real job).
The App is split into 5 main sections which I will go through :
On the top half of the screen there are just loads of pics of things it thinks you might like (my feed), things you are watching, recently viewed items, and eBay deals.
Then on the bottom it has the most useful bits which are your reminders including notifications, watched items ending soon, selling items ending soon, items you have bought that are awaiting feedback, items you have sold that are awaiting feedback, sold items awaiting payment, sold item awaiting shipping.
This section is extremely useful to me as it allows me to see a quick overview of what I have going on and how much work I need to do.
You can also access the details of all the items you need to ship and mark them as shipped, and leave feedback directly from the app.
Underneath reminders are your messages which is self explanatory and really easy to use, I actually find it easier to reply to messages via the app rather than the website as the messages page on the website is prone to freezing.
Then you have saved searches which I have never used but gives you a link to your saved searcher and sellers which is useful if you buy things on repeat.
Then you have a link to your profile which shows you your profile pic, your eBay name, your feedback number, star and percentage, member since date and location, this is good as you can see your profile as potential customers see it and see any obvious needs for improvement. There is also a link to your items for sale and a link to your recent feedback, your postage address, your detailed seller ratings, positive, neutral and negative in the last 1, 6 and 12 months.
The second section is search, here you can scan bar-codes of items to search for them on eBay, browse categories if you are not sure what you are looking for, access your saved searches and saved sellers or just type in a search phrase, once you have conducted a search this page will also show a list of your last 10 recent searches.
The third section is my eBay which contains a tab that shows you the items you are watching both active and ended, the items you are buying active (those you are bidding on or have placed best offers on for consideration and purchase history, things you have ordered weather you have paid for them or not. Each item in the list will have a Red paid stamp across it if you have paid, and they have three symbols to indicate if the item has been shipped, if you have left feedback for it, and if you have received feedback. All the symbols are grey until the action is complete then they turn black.
The selling tab shows you any drafts you have made but not posted for sale yet, any best offers you have received, all your active listings in order of finishing soonest. All your sold items in the last 90 days, where you can see their payment, feedback and shipping status. You can also see your unsold auction items that you have not deleted or archived yet, you can re-list these items directly from the app.
Then you have any listings you have scheduled to tart at a later date and a value of all the items sold over the last 31 days so you can keep on track of how much you are making.
The forth section is sell where you can list your eBay items and again it is slightly easier than using the website as each feature is simplified and normally requires 1 or 2 clicks and comprises of drop down boxes that are really smooth and easy to use, and if you get bored half way through or your phone dies etc it just waits there for you to come back and finish. You can even take photos from inside the app instead of having to take them in advance.
The last section is basket which I really don''t see the point of as I have never used the add to basket option when shopping but if you do this is where you checkout from.
The App does have alerts that pop up when they apps off and these are really useful including :
* Bid placed on item
* Item sold
* Checkout compete for item
* New Messages
* Item ending soon
* Outbid on item
These help you keep on top of your eBaying and ensure you don''t miss out on anything.
Overall a great app it''s only let down is that you can''t complete some functions of the full site such as sending second chance offers, other than that it''s a fab app and one I definitely couldn''t be without.
This review is also on my dooyoo account under sosborne1987
I have an iPhone and one of the main reasons that I think its great is that it is so easy and convenient to do the day to day activities that I enjoy. One of the first apps that I downloaded when I got my iPhone was the eBay app.
The Ebay app is available free to download from iTunes and it downloads in hardly any time. Once you have downloaded to app all you need to do is log in to your eBay account and you are ready to go!
I have found that the app is laid out in a way that is clear and easy to understand. On the homepage you can see everything that you need to do all your ebay-ing business. You can click through to search so that you can search for specific items. Then you have my eBay where you will see everything that you are watching, buying or selling. Next we have the selling button which is fairly obvious. The final button is for your basket, this shows everything that you need to pay for.
BUYING USING THE APP
Buying items on the app whether it be bidding to buy or to buy now is very easy. When you bid on an item it is very easy to keep track of how well you are doing on the auction as ebay will alert your phone when you have been outbid or when an item that you are watching or bidding on is coming to an end. Once you have purchased an item you can pay for the item using your paypal details, this is also a very quick process.
SELLING USING THE APP
I much prefer selling items using my iPhone than on the computer as there is no messing around with digital cameras and uploading photos. You can take a photo using your iPhone and can upload it instantly through the eBay app. If you need to put a large description on an item that you are selling it is a bit more difficult using your iphone to type this all out but in the long run I think you save more time as you do not need to load up your computer or laptop.
As with the buying process ebay also keeps you informed about the items you are selling. An alert will come through to your phone once your item has received a bid and when it sells.
As I said I absolutely love this app. Gone are the days when I would have to sit on my laptop waiting for an item that I wanted to end. I can just go about my day to day business and if I am outbid *ping* I am alerted and I can quickly bid again from the comfort of wherever I might be. For a free app I think this is a must for anybody who has an iPhone and loves a bit of eBay. I would rate this app 5 out of 5 stars.
EBay iPhone App
Being a huge fan of both EBay and Amazon, I decided I would have to download both Apps. Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about the EBay App.
I personally downloaded this App from the App store on iTunes, I'm not sure whether it is available on Android, but I would have thought it would be available for all. The App was free which is always a plus as far as I'm concerned. As with all Apps downloaded from the App store the installation is instantaneous, so no waiting around for long and because it's downloaded and installed in next to no time I was ready to open it up and enter my personal account details to enable me to get into my account, This is a really easy process and as soon as my details were entered I was on my way to finding my way around this handy little App.
The first page I am greeted with is clearly marked with the three main things I want to see which are watching, buying and selling, these are set out at the top of the screen so at first glance I can see what's going on with them. Underneath these is a list of reminders, messages, saved and browse categories. Below this as I scroll down further is some further information which shows deals, recent items I've been browsing and finally at the bottom of the screen is my username, touching this takes me to my feedback scores.
The App is really simple to navigate around and in my opinion works really well. Along the very bottom of the screen, which incidentally are always there no matter which page I'm looking at, are the main things I'm going to need whilst navigating around the App. The things listed here include:
The main Homepage: This is where I started from.
Search: This gives me a list of any saved search's I have.
My EBay: This actually shows me what I'm watching, buying and selling.
Sell: This I presume is to show all the details about what I'm selling, but as I've never sold on EBay I haven't used this particular part of the App.
Settings: This allows me to set the App up exactly as I want, for instance I choose to be kept logged in all the time as soon as I open the App, so I have it set to this and there are lots of other preferences for me to choose from so I have the App working exactly as I like.
That's really all there is to it. I've found this App to be really useful, especially if I'm bidding in an auction and the time is almost up, you can guarantee I will be in the middle of cooking dinner or something similar and so with this App enabled I can have it with me at all times so I don't miss out on anything. The App has always run smoothly for me, I've never had it crash on me and I love the fact I can check up on things I'm interested in at any time. I would recommend this EBay App to anyone who uses EBay as it's really easy to use and extremely handy at the same time and best of all it's free.
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This is the iPhone app for the much loved eBay wed site. Some what addictive and actually quite exciting when you are bidding on something you really want!
The app lets you do all that the website lets you do really which is good.
I have put things for sale on eBay via this and it is so much easier. Just take the photo and add it which is so much eaiser than transfering from the phone to the computer each time!
Buying on this app give s areally good display and the item come out in list form. To investigate an item just touch the button and off you go.
The images are so clear and the words very easy to read. The only thing it does not support is flash so some items are missing but this doesnot really ffect it and it is mostly adverts on some sellers pages.
Once an item had been bought paying for it is easy as Paypal is linked up to the site and so it can be done in the exact same way as the site.
The only draw back to this is that fact that eBay is now at your fingertips and buying items is now so much easier! I have found that I have bought more items as I can get on to the site easily whilst at work or waiting for the bus!!
eBay hav done really well with this app and it is so easy to use and interface. I am on this everyday!
I have used Ebay for years now and it seems when I got my Iphone the first application I got was Ebay. The app itself was free to download and the idea is you log into the app with your Ebay details and you can access your account.
Imagine walking around doing your own daily routines and this message pops up on the screen to tell you an item is ending soon or you have won an item? That is what this application does.
I love having lots of various items on my watch list so I can gain a quick bargain or two and when I got this application I could search the website and add items to my watch list instantly.
The process of looking around Ebay is exactly the same on the app as it is on the website which makes it much more enjoyable. Sometimes when you're out and about it can be difficult to check the main website and log into your account so the app takes all that away.
When you want to view a picture of the product you have chosen to look at the picture is quite a bit smaller but it is still viewable and you can easily identify what you're looking at.
When it comes to bidding for items it is quite good as well bids go in quickly and the best part I like is when an item is coming to a close if you click on that product the countdown clock remains going down second by second and it adds a bit of excitement to the bidding process.
Although the app is fantastic at most things I have found some faults and it might just be me and my signal but the messages seem to be a problem. If I have a message I can read it sometimes and then other times the messages are so small it is impossible to read them full stop.
I have found that although the speed is excellent when you want to add items to your watch list and bidding is great I have found sometimes when you search for a product it can bring a few items up and then nothing else. You click search again and amazingly more items appear so that is another slightly glitch I have noticed.
You can pay for items with this app pretty easily as well because when you click on an item you won you then click on the pay now feature you see on the normal website and it connects you to the PayPal website. Then you have brought the product you won.
In terms of the overall app it offers you great insight into your account with constant alerts if you have been outbid or whether a product is ending soon I just think more features could have been added and the messages sorted out.
I recently bought an Apple iPhone 4, so I thought it would be helpful to also review some of the apps I've downloaded from the App Store. As always, some have been better than others but this is one of my favourites and which I would wholeheartedly recommend! It's free of charge and easy to download from the iPhone app store simply by searching for 'Ebay' and then clicking the button to download.
Most people will be familiar with the Ebay website and the activities it involves: listing items for sale, placing bids, keeping watch on your selling or bidding and making sure you don't get outbid. Well I'm glad to say this app has made all of that so much easier for me. Because I work full-time and spend a lot of time commuting, this has meant that I don't need to fret about missing any action and being outbid, and I can keep an eye on who's bid what for my selling items, without having to be at my desk at work or on my laptop at home.
Basically the app notifies you instantly on your phone (via a screen alert) when any action takes place on your items, which means you can quickly bid again if you need to, and never miss out on winning an auction! It also reminds you when one of your watched items is about to end, so you can get in there quick before someone else does.
Searching for items using this app is fairly straightforward: obviously the photos are smaller than the full website version, and it takes a few seconds to tick over (depending on your internet connection), but it's very easy to navigate and to find an item, and to bid on it, or add it to your watch list. If the description of the item is very long, it can run over a few pages which you need to scroll through, which can be a little annoying. If you're looking at something where the photos are vital then I think using the proper website version would be better.
Once you've sold or won an item, it's possible to pay using this app (which links through to your Paypal account), but being the paranoid person that I am, I haven't dared do anything to do with payment using my iPhone. It's probably safe, but I'm a bit worried about open networks so I'll stick to doing this on my laptop.
Basically, this is a really useful app, especially for those that use Ebay a lot and are often on the go and away from a computer, but it doesn't replace the website - just enhances the experience.
If you have read my review of the iPhone 4 then you will know I was a relatively late convert to smart phones. I have however been buying and selling on eBay since 2003 and love making extra money from my unwanted stuff so when I saw the eBay App, I was pretty interested in checking it out.
This was one of the first Apps I downloaded and it has really been a godsend. As a seller I have to spend quite a lot of time listing items and answering questions from buyers. Rather than getting in from work, making and eating dinner and then finally having to start managing my eBay at 8 or 9 o'clock, now I take my photos in one burst at the weekend and then list all my items on the bus to work in the morning.
By taking photos on my iPhone I am able to upload them later via the eBay App and submit a listing in minutes. The user interface is clear and easy to use meaning that the smaller iPhone screen doesn't get in the way of navigating the site. The eBay App simplifies everything just enough to be user friendly but not lose the functionality you need.
Buying is equally as pleasurable and the photos can be enlarged and viewed very easily. The App also gives you notifications if something you are bidding on is about to finish or if you have been outbid.
To be fair though, it is still easier to use eBay on a laptop or desktop PC and if I have anything to do while in the house I will always use one of these but it is still a great App. I am able to do things on the go that used to take up lots of personal time and for that alone, it is well worth it. I say worth it, but the App is actually absolutely free so this must be a no-brainer.
Being an absolute iPhone fan I am often looking at the app store for new and popular apps, particularly the freebies! It always really impresses me how you can get apps that do so many different things.. My most used are essential ones like a torch and train times which come in really handy!
I am a regular eBay user and it can sometimes be a pain to use on normal mobile internet so when I came across this I was really pleased, especially as its free. I was quick to download it and try it out.
Its super simple to use, you literally put in your login details which it remembers so you don't have to login each time and the layout is easy to get around as its similar to the normal computer one. You have a watching, buying and selling list making it easy to navigate. You will also find you have a search section, where you can refine a search into categories like auction or buy it now, and it shows you your most recent searches underneath which is useful and saves time if you want to refer back to them. You can also access your messages from eBay or other buyers and similarly reply, delete or mark as unread.
When searching for items, you can easily place them into your watching list and it has designed in a way that makes all the information clear. You will be presented with a page that shows the finishing time, the seller, the number of bids etc. Then you can look into it further by browsing pictures of the product and viewing the description which is really handy - it literally has all the features of the PC version!
The only down side to this app is that you can list items to sell on it (well, if you can I haven't found the feature!) which is a shame as everything else on it works really well. However I think there are separate apps you can download to list items.
For a free app, this is really handy for when you're on the go and you have the ability to easily bid on items when you're out and not able to access a computer. A great idea and so glad I came across it!
Most people these days will be familiar with at least the idea of eBay, and with thousands of people buying and selling on there everyday, most people I know have bought something on there at least once.
There is an app on the iPhone (and iPad and iPod touch) for eBay, and it is one of the many apps I have on my iPhone 4. The first thing you will find out about this app, is that it is a free app! All you have to do is search for it in the app store, install it to your device and away you go.
As soon as you open the eBay app, you will see it is very similiar to the eBay website, and it is nice and easy to use. The sections are all clearly labelled and you can see clearly where you need to tap to find the tings you want. You can even store your log in information so you are always logged in and that way you can recieve push notifications for things like being outbid.
From the home page in the eBay app, you can tap and select watching, winning, won, outbid, selling, sold, unsold and scheduled. You can also see what item you last searched for, and there is a search bar at the top of the screen. There are icons at the bottom of the screen, which are search, my eBay, Messages and apps.
I find the results from all searches to shown really quickly, and the graphics are all clear and bold, so everything is easy to see. You can easily see larger photos of items, item descriptions and add things to your watch list. It is simple to place a bid, and most things do not really differ from how you would use them on the eBay website.
You will be notified when an item is close to ending, or if you have been outbid on an item. I found this very handy and I have won many an item since using this app as I had up to date information about bids and prices.
Personally, I think this is a great app, and I would not have expected it to be free. You really would think you had paid for it, it is that good an app. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and you use eBay, then the eBay app is the perfect one for you, and you can even install a free Paypal App to go with it!
*This review is also on Ciao under the username of Hailee*