eBay Sellers... What new features would you like to see in the iPhone app?

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eBay Sellers... What new features would you like to see in the iPhone app?

We are working on adding new selling features to the eBay for iPhone app (as well as our other apps. We'd love to hear from you about what new and important features you'd like to see built. Please respond below... thank you!
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Add a quantity box for fixed price buy it now when adding items for sale listings.

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Add quantity box to list more than one item for sale.
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Cindy Johnston Sorley

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I would love to see this.. One of my top three wishes... First being Best offer option and second international shipping option.
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Monte

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I'd love to see a best offer feature on buy it now auctions as well as a condition of item feature during item listing. More photos for listed items.
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Andrzej R.Bieniasz

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it us good to have sun with job whitch U love i mean selling & buying just make sure all app is just for not all users ,only for those who realize rush in the busines,so far it is most important thing that if we know when & how just let us do it at Pc leave ours cellphones for talking it is not a machine for everything just phone.If U wanna full of services stay home or office & work with pleasure ,thx for understanding
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Frank Iannelli

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I would like to be able to send invoices to my buyers with combined postage etc.. Also being able to see my buyers address, which ties into the sending invoice feature, so i'm able to quotes postage costs etc..
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Write a comment...I would like to be able to revise listings & use Sell similar item feature. If you sell from scratch you need to be able to fill in description in HTML, why no plain text option?
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Yes! Sending invoices to buyers would be wonderful! I don't even understand why they wouldnt include that already! :) If you can sell, leave feedback, and mark as shipped, you should be able to send an invoice and add tracking numbers as well :) Please pretty please! :)
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write since 6 month that sent invoice button is needed for sellers. never get a answer and i am frustrated about this. probably if some more tell they need it, they will work on it.
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Crystal Spider

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Please give us this option!!
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Phyllis

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SEND INVOICE, please, iPad app can do this but not iPhone
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danny

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to delete sold items from my account so other people cant see
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Ahmed Hussain

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I wish to have following option I. eBa

1. send invoice to buyer
2. send second chance offers to othr bidders on the listing.
3. able to send the attachments (pics, images) with the message to buyer.thanks.
Ahmed.
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How about the ability to send invoices , and to advise buyers that they have a time limit to pay for their purchases . Such as purchases must be paid for in 3 days . My personal feelings are this , if you can not pay within a set time limit , you should not be bidding or buying in the first place . Some Sellers do this full time , while others are Selling to make ends meet , and need the money in a set time limit .
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I would like to see a link to "Messages" on the "MyeBay" page on the iPhone and iPad.
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richinpr

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Request for next update: Send Invoice, View Buyer address, Read messages. The app is great but it would be even better if we could send invoices from the app, see the buyer address and read messages from buyers.

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Send Invoice, View Buyer Shipping Address.
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Yes, send an invoice would be nice as well as feedback details, would like to see more of what the feedback was about?
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matthias mattmer

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write since 6 month that sent invoice button is needed for sellers. never get a answer and i am frustrated about this. probably if some more tell they need it, they will work on it.
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Yes please! I hate having to go back to my PC to send invoices
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matthias mattmer

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just to let you guy know, its a great app, but what do you think to add a SENT A INVOICE button; THIS WILL HELPS SELLERS VERY MUCH!!!!!

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SENT INVOICE FUNCTION FOR APPS.
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1. #eBay new version got combined Sell function within, but it's a bit of hassle to go back to home to view message. because personally i think message would be more often used than Sell function, so these 2 buttons position should be swapped. As a business seller on eBay, I would not use eBay iPhone App to listing my new items due to more details and pictures are normally saved within my computer. But answering messages is a key key function for me. So it would be nice to swap the 2. Plus eBay has another app for selling.

2. another suggestion would be 'i can't write to the buyer who I've previously replied'. If I have more information about the item need to tell my buyer, i had to go to eBay website in this case.

What do other people think of these?? Ta x

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new suggestion for eBay iPhone App.
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I hope all this helps for the android app that being developed. I need to be able to sell.
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Dinghill

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I would like to see the option to make notes on watched items. This would be really useful when I have contacted overseas sellers and found out shipping costs. It would make comparing products a lot easier to look at and keep track of

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Option to add overseas shipping costs on watched items.
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wish eBay iPhone App could have function of re-sending message to the same person. Because normally after you replied for one message, you could not send another message to update your buyer, highly annoying when you've got more to say...

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new idea from a core eBay seller.
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I cant seem to delete sold items from my selling view in the selling app.
most dispatched items can be archived off or aged out after a few days but i cant find any settings to be able to set that. I also want to option to delete anything I dont want to see any more - please add this to teh features.

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Deleting sold items or archive them away.
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Hi Phil,

Currently the app doesn't have the capability to delete items from the Selling section. It is a feature we are looking into adding in a future release.

Thanks,

Ginger
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Phil Mariutto

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Please can you add the ability to reply to and Ebay message and post to the item so others can see the reply.
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Phil,

If you tap settings and then tap Messaging you can turn on "Post replies on my listing"

Thanks
Jonathan
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Phil Mariutto

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Thanks but I believe you need to choose per listing. Sometimes you don't want to rely all ;)
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Phil Mariutto

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Apologies Meant per question not listing.
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Phil,

That is true. Thanks for your input. We will see what we can do.

Jonathan
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Phil Mariutto

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I would like to see # of 'views' in the summary of selling listings, Along with the bids and watchers. so that you can scan and see how interested people are. Rather than having to open the listing. Only a small thing but when your 3G is off its really slow.
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Phil Mariutto

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I have tried to edit listings from the app before, but can't seemto be able to do that. This is actually the only thin that I actually use a computer for on eBay other than relisting.
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Hi Phil,

We are scoping this out and would like to add the ability to revise listings to the eBay for iPhone app and our other apps.

Thanks,

Ginger
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I am both an eBay buyer and seller. From a selling perspective, the only thing I can use the app for currently is replying to messages and monitoring the activity on auctions I had listed from my Mac. I use a html template that I created myself as the basis for all of my auctions. There are about 5-6 fields that must be customized for each auction, but it saves me significant time and I have a nice looking auction without having to pay additional fees for it. Unfortunately I can't use the mobile app to list ebay auctions because I'm unable to add or modify the html. An alternative would be to have a saved template(s) that I can select to use when listing something new and then the ability to modify those few bits of information in the auction description using free form text. Either way, this would be a HUGE improvement and I'm positive I could then use the app exclusively for all my listings. Thanks Ginger!! I look forward to a new and improved app!
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Phil Mariutto

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When viewing recent feedback you can retrieve feedback easily however you cannot tell what item it was for?
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I don't know exactly what im asking for....but i want to be able to buy an item at a garage sale and have it listed by the time i get in my car, with as few steps as possible.
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Hi Bkstavely,

You can list items for sale on eBay from your iPhone with our eBay iPhone app. Only takes a minute or two and you can upload pics from your iPhone.

You can also list items to eBay Classifieds with the iPhone app or Android app for eBay Classifieds.

Check out mobile.ebay.com to find all our apps.

Thanks,

Ginger
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Give android users the same functions as the iphone sellers!
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We are working on enhancing the eBay for Android app to include more functionality and the ability to list items to eBay.
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I agreed most heartly, before I have to find another phone, LOL
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Hi Barbara,

We recently updated the eBay for Android app to include the ability to list items, revise active listings and more. Update to the latest version 1.5 to get all these features - https://market.android.com/details?id...
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1. International Shipping Options and Postage
2. Best offer on Fixed Price
3. Quantity on Fixed Price
4. In best offer the ship to address being the buyers. It shows the seller as the ship to address
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Hi Cindy,

Great suggestions and we are working on incorporating all those features/enhancements you requested. Hopefully you'll see these added in the next few releases of the eBay for iPhone app.

Your #4 suggestion, we did correct the issue of showing the seller's shipping address when reviewing a Best Offer in the latest release (v. 2.0.2) and are still working on the best way to display the buyer's shipping address.

Thank you,

Ginger
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Cindy Johnston Sorley

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I love the app. Thanks.
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Just now tried to log onto my iPhone app to revise my selling price and edit the description but the form is not editable. This seems like such an elementary feature. Don't understand why the app is not editable. Please add this feature!
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Hi Blueenigma,

Currently the eBay for iPhone app does not support revising an active listing. You can relist items or do a Sell Similar when you are researching other items.

We are working on providing the ability to revise listing from the app and hope to release that feature in an update in the next few months or so.

Currently, if you need to revise a listing you can do it from the Safari browser on your iPhone. Go to m.ebay.com.

Thanks,

Ginger
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Love the app! For me the experience brilliant. Though I now find the old pc browser version annoying by comparison.

It would be really useful to see questions and answers within the item detail. If the app had this, I would not have to look at the old pc eBay!

Sincere thanks for this wonderful app, Daniel
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Look i am very new to eBay.I would love to have everything, what is necessary
to sell the product, or to buy.
Please let me know as.soon you are going to sell .these. iPhones
Thank you,
Valentina
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Hi Valentina,

We don't sell iPhones, but rather create an application that you can download onto your iPhone (and other smartphones) that allows you to easily search eBay for items you'd like to buy or sell.

If you are new to eBay and would like to learn how to sell, check out our New Seller Education information here -http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/selli...

Thanks,

Ginger
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I would like to look at completed listings and see the sold in green and unsold in red like on my home computer.(right now they are both in black letters and hard to quickly separate) would also like to scan a barcode and it pull up the same item sold and selling now on ebay. Thanks Susan
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Hi Skylar,

Currently in the eBay for iPhone app listings are color coded when you do a Completed Item Search in the app. Green for sold and Red for unsold.

We will be adding this to the eBay for Android app too in a couple of weeks.

Thanks,

Ginger
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Allow sellers and buyers the option of using the normal web page or a app with all the same tools!!!
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Hello John,

Depending on your smartphone, you do have the options to use either an eBay app, eBay Mobile Web or the Full eBay Site.
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John

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Thanks Ginger, I have an iPhone... what/where is the link to have access to the full ebay website? If I type in www.eBay.com it takes me to the ebay moble site. Do I need to delete my eBay apps to make it work as a normal functioning website? John
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At the bottom of the mobile site you are on it will say in big, blue text "Go to Full Site". Just touch/click that and you'll be redirected to the full eBay.com site.

You don't need to delete the eBay App to use the full site. You can use both or if you only prefer one, then go with that.
Thanks,

Ginger
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I want to compare the pricing of my competitors, so I'd like to see the Search>Refine>Sort include the option to sort by "price: highest first", just like on the eBay.com site. I don't always want to include shipping charges, so that's why this option would be great!
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Beings best offer is not on app.. I noted in my listing 'feel free to writeme with an offer.. If we agree I will make A new listing for you'. eBay canceled my listing as illegal.. And scolded me like I was common criminal.. This after 12 years of selling and paying $200-300 a month in fees.. Does one EVER become a valued/trusted customer of eBay??? Your 'corporateness' really sucks sometimes.. Ugh!!! Lynda/zdilly
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Lynda,

Sorry you had troubles with this. The best thing to do right now would be list the item and then revise on the site to add the Best Offer. This is a feature we are hoping to get into the app as soon as we can.

Jonathan
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Add best offer to buy it now. I just bought a coat and didn't know it had a best offer so I paid full price! That sucks!
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Jerry,

The iPhone app does support best offers, which version of the iPhone app are you using? What is the item ID of the auction you purchased?

Thanks
Jonathan
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Lynda

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Jonathan.. I don't see how to set it up for best offer
on a fixed price listing in sell your item.. -Lynda
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Lynda,

Jerry was referring to the purchase of an item not the listing of an item. With listing we do not support Best Offer yet. It is on our list though.

Jonathan
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Thanks Jonathan.. -Lynda