eBay users who want to part with collectible cards, Pokémon or other kinds, will soon be able to scan them more easily before putting them up for sale. This feature, available from the end of April via the eBay mobile application, should prove to be more reliable and faster for both sellers and potential buyers.
Thanks to this new feature, posting an ad should take half the time. The idea behind the new feature is also to provide buyers with reliable information, as it is collected directly from what is written on the card.
When you put your card up for sale, after indicating its name or the name of the collection, you will be asked to scan it. From then on, a list of possible matches will appear, with details for each one such as the number and type of the card, its power, its rarity, etc. All you have to do is select the right match to create a pre-filled ad with lots of details. All you have to do is add the condition of the card, its price and any shipping costs to complete your ad.
This new feature is scheduled to arrive in late April on eBay's mobile app for iOS and Android. It will first be available for Magic: The Gathering cards, followed by Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! in May, before rolling out for sports and other collectible cards later in the year.
Every minute, 119 new trading cards are listed on eBay. At the same time, about 90 of them are sold, representing about 45 million sales in 2020 alone. This is an unprecedented amount of activity on the site, which is why this new feature was created to make it easier to sell them.
Recently, a Pokémon card from 1993 sold for exactly US $511,100 on eBay.