eBay makes it easier for mobile shoppers to browse similar items

eBay has just made it easier for mobile phone users to shop in a more intuitive way and explore product options.

Now, if shoppers see an item they like, they can explore similar items before committing to make a purchase. They simply have to click the three dots on the top right corner of a listing to begin browsing similar items. Consumers can then also choose to only view items that “look[s] like” the product they are searching for.

Search options are kept simple to include category, brand, colour and year, on purpose in order for the mobile shopping experience to continue to remain intuitive.

In a blog post, the company said the tool is powered by its advanced computer vision with filters.

“This started as an idea when creating a filter for locally sold items. As my coworkers and I were shopping for local items on eBay, we wanted a way to quickly filter for items in a specific category. Then we thought, “What if we expanded it to searching and browsing?” We took that concept to eBay’s 2018 Hack Week, where we were able to build on the idea. We added more options and integrated with our image recognition capabilities built by the eBay Computer Vision team for “looks like this”,” Jonathan Chard, lead product manager mobile experience at eBay revealed.

The addition is now live on iOS and Android in the US, UK, Germany and Australia.

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