eBay is joining in on the Apple Watch excitement by introducing its first ever mobile app designed for smartwatches. The e-commerce giant's new app lets shoppers and vendors get alerts and updates regarding any product they are tracking on eBay's marketplace. It is interesting to note that eBay has also tried exploring similar app concepts for other smartwatch brands, especially those made by Samsung and Pebble.
Ever since Apple made the hardware of its smartwatch available, eBay has been quietly testing its Apple Watch app. In the testing phase, the company had been trying to iron out some lagging issues, and this time around, it was able to optimize its app for use in wearable devices, specifically Apple's first and only smartwatch to date.
eBay's Apple Watch app basically consists of four functions seen on the homescreen -- Activity, Watching, Buying, and Selling. Apple Watch owners can make use of these functions depending on what they are doing on eBay. For instance, the Watching function lets users track product that they have not yet bid on. The Buying function allows users to pull up an overview of product they are actively bidding on. As for the Selling function, it helps users track products they have put on eBay for auction.
The Activity function is where eBay customers can get the latest or urgent updates. All in all, there about 28 different kinds of rich notifications. These alerts range from updates regarding bids, item tracking, selling, and messages.
Each of Watching, Buying, and Selling functions contain pertinent information such as product information, product photos, auction schedules, auction deadlines, pricing data, and the number of bids, among many others. Those who sell items on eBay can even generate a chart that displays their revenue over the last month.
eBay's Apple Watch also lets sellers respond to messages from customers. This way, they can provide some form of customer service from their wrists. To do this, they only need to tap on the message, and then dictate their reply to the Apple Watch.
Some Apple Watch owners may be disappointed that eBay's app does not let them shop directly using their smartwatch devices. But eBay's app is actually a good start. It is simple to use and appears to be organized properly. Also, the ability to respond to messages is definitely a plus. On the bright side, eBay's Apple Watch app can only improve from here on.
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